The War to End All Wars
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A. Introduction

As anyone can see by the subject headings listed below, World War I is a broad and diverse topic. From the underlying causes of imperialism to tanks and trenches, planes and poison gas to the treaty of Versailles and the causes of World War II, just about anyone can find an aspect of World War I to fit their interests.

B. Subject Headings and Shelf Numbers   
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918 - Aerial Operations
  • World War, 1914-1918 - African Americans
  • World War, 1914-1918 - Armistices
  • World War, 1914-1918 - Atrocities
  • World War, 1914-1918 - Biography
  • World War, 1914-1918 - Campaigns
  • World War, 1914-1918 - Causes
  • World War, 1914-1918 - France - Art and the War
  • World War, 1914-1918 - Germany
  • World War, 1914-1918 - Naval Operations
  • World War, 1914-1918 - Personal Narratives
  • World War, 1914-1918 - Pictorial Works
  • World War, 1914-1918 - Posters
  • World War, 1914-1918 - Soviet Union
  • World War, 1914-1918 - Supplies
  • World War, 1914-1918 - Trench Warfare
  • World War, 1914-1918 - United States
  • World War, 1914-1918 - Video Recordings
  • World War, 1914-1918 - Women
  • Browse Call Numbers - 940.3 - 940.5
C. Frequently Mentioned Texts

The World Crisis: an Abridgment of the Classic 4-volume History of World War I by Sir Winston Churchill

An illustrated history of the First World War by John Keegan

The First Air War by Lee Kennett

Great Battles of World War I by Anthony Livesay

The Doughboys: America and the First World War by Gary Mead

Bohemian Paris : Picasso, Modigliani, Matisse, and the Birth of Modern Art by Dan Franck

The Great War and Modern Memory by Paul Fussell

Great Poets of World War I: Poetry from the Great War by Jon Stallworthy

A Naval History of World War I by Paul Halpern

D. General References, e.g. Guides, Encyclopedia, or Dictionaries   

Almanac of World War I

World War I: a Visual Encyclopedia

E. Magazines or Newspapers
  • Newspapers from 1914-1918 on microfilm. The Downtown Library has the New York Times and Daily Oklahoma from this time period.
  • Magazines from the time period. The Downtown Library has Harper's, Popular Science, Popular Mechanics, and Ladies Home Journal from this time period.
  • Search the EBSCO Host database for pictures and articles about World War I.
  • Vertical files that contain newspaper clippings and other items. Search for the subject heading World War One.
F. Internet Resources
  • World War 1 - "Trenches on the Web." Lots of information and links to other WWI websites.
  • World War I Archive- The World War I document archive. A great source of primary documents on the web. (searchable by keyword)
S. Williamson
Updated March 2013