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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.

On April 2, 1917, United States President Woodrow Wilson addressed a Special Session of Congress to announce that diplomatic relations with Germany had been severed. Wilson proceeded to deliver his 'War Message' which resulted in a vote to enter the first World War 4 days later. The year 2017 marks the 100-year anniversary of the United State's entry into the 'Great War.'

Here is what you can expect to find in this guide:

  • Brainstorm: Works that might serve as inspiration for your topic.
  • General: Resources for general study of WWI.
  • Military: Resources that document some of the military tactics deployed during The Great War.
  • Culture and Society: Resources that provide insight into European Culture and Society during the 1910s and early 1920s.
  • Aftermath: Resources that analyze the end of WWI
  • Citation: Make sure you attribute credit properly by selecting and following an appropriate style guide.
  • Get Help: If you still have questions after reading this guide, we will be happy to chat with your about your research.

Also in this Introduction page are the latest headlines in the History department and the Department of History Student Organization (DOHGSA). I invite you to check out the latest information!

This Month Before the Great War

The Second Balkan War Breaks Out

June 29, 1913

The Great Powers struggle to contain the boiling pot of the Balkan Crisis

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George Pearson & Christopher Jimenez, FIU Libraries

This LibGuide is provided with an Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Creative Commons license. If you would like to reuse any part of this LibGuide for noncommercial educational or instructional purposes, please contact and credit the guide's creators, Christopher Jimenez, Web Services Librarian at the FIU Libraries, and George Pearson, Reference Librarian at the FIU Libraries, and include a link to this guide.