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Finding Resources: Selecting a Topic

July 2020

Bibliographies identify sources on a subject and can be very helpful and time-saving when doing research.   

TIP - Reading a broad summary of your subject enables you to get an overview of the topic.

Books not @CARL

Need materials that are not in CARL?  The library has Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services.  We will contact other libraries on your behalf to borrow the items you need. 

Want to search for materials not held at CARL? 

Worldcat - catalog of libraries in the U.S.


Browse Library Shelves

300   Social Sciences, sociology and anthropology

  • 303     Social processes
  • 306     Sociology, Military
  • 327     International relations

355   Military Science 

  • 356      Foot forces and warfare
  • 357      Mounted forces and warfare
  • 358      Air and other specialized forces and warfare; engineering and related services
  • 359      Sea forces and warfare

940   History of Europe

  • 940.3 - 940.499        World War I          
  • 940.53 - 940.5499    World War II       

950   History of Asia

  • 951.9042       Korean War           
  • 959.7043       Vietnam War         
  • 956.704          Persian Gulf War   

970   History of N. America

  • 973.7              Civil War             


Finding Topic Ideas

Try the resources below to help you get ideas for possible research topics:

CARL Home Page