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War and Society

Library resource guide originally designed for the HIS 3308 War and Society: Oral History Lab.

Subject Headings

Searching the catalog with the right subject heading can save time by making your search more efficient and accurate. Subject headings are controlled by the Library of Congress and applied by the library. Below are a few examples that might help in a search.

  • World War, 1939-1945--Social aspects--United States
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Personal narratives, American
  • Korean War, 1950-1953--Campaigns--Sources
  • United States -- History, Military
  • War and society -- United States

A search here might take you to other interesting or helpful search terms. For example, look at this search for Oral History.


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On this page you will find both print and digital reference materials, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks. You will also be able to search our digital Encyclopedia & Dictionary collection.

Reference Resources