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World War I Subject Guide

A pathfinder designed to educate people about World War One.

Electronic Resources

American History Online

American History Online provides comprehensive and authoritative coverage of the history of America and its people. American History Online is the ideal source for research on U.S. history, including its participation in World War I.

History Resource Center: World
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History Resource Center: World seamlessly integrates 17 reference sources from Gale, Macmillan and Scribner, along with full-text articles from over 100 academic journals. Over 1,500 primary source documents, including some native language documents with new translations, from Primary Source Microfilm Collections are included, with a high percentage that never have been available electronically in the United States before. Historical news sources, 500 maps, 1,000 images, and statistical information.

World Wide Web Resources

First World War

The purpose of the First World War.com website is to provide an overview of the First World War.  Material is general and the site itself is quite intuitive.  Key topics such as major battles and participants are given ample coverage.

The Great War from PBS.

“This is the companion site to PBS' program on World War One, it features an interactive timeline and maps and locations.”

The World War I Document Archive

“The document archive includes documents organized by year, a biographical dictionary, and an image archive.”

World War I: Trenches on the Web

“World War I: Trenches on the Web is a very comprehensive site on the First World War. It features a rich online library and focuses primarily on the military aspects of the War.”

Print Resources


History of World War I Tarrytown, NY : Marshall Cavendish, c2002. Call # R 940.3 HIS

Pendergast, Tom World War I almanac Detroit, MI : U.X.L., c2002. Call #  YA R 940.3 PE

Pendergast, Tom World War I primary sources Detroit, MI : U.X.L., c2001. Call # YA R 940.3 PE

World War I cumulative index / Allison McNeill, index coordinator Detroit, MI : U.X.L., c2002. Call # YA R 940.3 WO

Non Fiction

Bosco, Peter I. World War I New York, NY : Facts on File, c2003. Call # 940.3 BO

Fromkin, David Europe's last summer : who started the Great War in 1914? New York, NY : Alfred A. Knopf, c2004. Call # 940.311 FR

Massie, Robert K. Castles of steel : Britain, Germany, and the winning of the Great War at sea New York, NY : Random House, c2003. Call # 940.4594 MA

Meyer, G. J. A world undone : the story of the Great War, 1914 to 1918 New York, NY : Delacorte Press, c2006. Call # 940.3 ME

Pendergast, Tom World War I biographies Detroit, MI : U.X.L., c2002. Call # 940.3 PE

Preston, Diana  Lusitania : an epic tragedy New York, NY : Walker & Company, c2002. Call # 940.451 PRE

World War I : opposing viewpoints / William Dudley, book editor San Diego, CA : Greenhaven Press, c1998. Call # 940.3 DU


Boyden, Joseph Three day road : a novel New York, NY : Viking, c2005. Call # F BOY

Hemingway, Ernest A farewell to arms New York, NY : Scribner Paperback Fiction, c1995. Call # F HEM

Perry, Anne  No graves as yet : a novel of World War I New York, NY : Ballantine Books, c2003. Call # F PER

Remarque, Erich Maria All quiet on the western front New York, NY : Fawcett Crest, c1958. Call # F REM

Shaara, Jeff To the last man : a novel of the First World War New York, NY : Ballantine Books, c2004. Call # F SHA

Turtledove, Harry The great war : American front New York, NY : Ballantine Pub. Group, c1998. Call # F TUR

Turtledove, Harry The great war : breakthroughs New York, NY : Ballantine Pub. Group, c2000. Call # F TUR

Educational Videos

The First World War 1914 - 1918 [videorecording] West Long Branch, NJ : Kultur, c2008. Call # DVD 940.3 FIR

Sinking of the Lusitania [videorecording] : terror at sea Chatsworth, CA : Image Entertainment, c2008. Call # DVD 940.451 SIN

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