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World War I: The Great War

The 100th Anniversary of the War to End All Wars begins in 2014. This libguide provides resources for the study of this cataclysmic event that helped shape the 20th century.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

FIU Libraries uses the Library of Congress' schema for organizing materials. Materials pertaining to WWI, then, should be found under the Subject Heading: World War, 1914-1918. If unsuccessful, you may try the following alternative subject headings in your search, as provided by the LOC:

  • us:  European War, 1914-1918
  • us:  First World War, 1914-1918
  • us:  Great War, 1914-1918
  • us:  World War 1, 1914-1918
  • us:  World War I, 1914-1918
  • us:  World War One, 1914-1918
  • us:  WW I (World War, 1914-1918)
  • us:  WWI (World War, 1914-1918)


In this page, you will find general resources that may help in the initial stages of research. Included are best books, DVDs, websites and databases.

Best Books to Start


Article Databases