World War II books from the Department of Defense

If you are doing a research paper or have an interest in learning more about the military aspect of World War II, check out the display at the library in the reference area. Most of the books are part of the Geen Books series called the U.S. Army in World War II. There are also two books from the Armed Forces in Action series. There is a web site called the U.S. Army of Military History that has an online bookshelf. A list of these books from the online bookshelf was created so that you can find out which books we have and what is available online. The link to the list of books can be found from the History and the Military and Defense web pages from the Government Documents Subject Guides and the Government Reference Documents page under the Publications heading.

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Understanding War in Afghanistan

If you are interested in learning more about the situation in Afghanistan, a book has been published called Understanding War in Afghanistan. It is current located in the new government documents collection on the first floor of the library between the Reference and the Native American collections. The call number is D 5.402:W 19/2. This book analyzes the land and its people, recaps the history of Afghanistan as well as assessing the current situation in Afghanistan. It also examines the range of choices for future U.S. policy toward Afghanistan.

United States Commission on Civil Rights

This week at the library, there is a display on the first floor containing publications from the United States Commission on Civil Rights. These publications are located in the Government Documents room on floor 2A and in the Native American Government Documents section on the first floor. The call numbers begin with CR. These materials deal with a variety of civil rights issues such as housing, race, school desegregation, disabilities and women. There is a lot of historical information in these publications that are excellent resources for research papers.

Science Tracer Bullets Online

The Library of Congress has published a series called Science Tracer Bullets. This series contains research guides that help locate information on science and technology subjects. It include brief introductions to the topics and a list of resources and strategies for finding more materials based on that topic. The link for the Science Tracer Bullets Online can be found at the Government Reference webpage under the heading of Frequently Used Websites as well as the Library Catalog. The Science Tracer Bullets are also available in the Government Documents room on Floor 2A with the call number of LC 33.10.