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History - Cold War: Articles & Books
A special topic guide for researching the Cold War.
The massive disorder and economic ruin following the Second World War inevitably predetermined the scope and intensity of the Cold War. But why did it last so long? And what impact did it have on the United States, the Soviet Union, Europe, and the Third World? Finally, how did it affect the broader history of the second half of the twentieth century - what were the human and financial costs? This Very Short Introduction provides a clear and stimulating interpretive overview of the Cold War, one that will both invite debate and encourage deeper investigation.
Provides access to citations and abstracts of journal literature, reviews, and dissertations on the history and culture of the U.S. and Canada from prehistoric times to the present. Covers over 2,000 journals.
Full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. Indexes and abstracts more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, and conference proceedings. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,400 journals.
(Note: You can also find articles and all other types of formats searching in InfoKat Discovery, but for a more targeted, powerful search to locate relevant articles try the database's native interface.)
Try starting with a keyword search
Enter words that describe your topic (names, places, events, etc.).
When you find a book on your topic, examine its subject headings for relevance to your topic.
Click on a hyperlinked subject heading to perform a subject heading search and retrieve related books.
Serendipity through browsing the stacks
Often times you'll find relevant books on your topic just by simply browsing the stacks.
Try browsing the following call number ranges:
E743-743.5: United States. Twentieth Century. General. Political history
E743.5: United States. Twentieth Century. General. Political history. Un-American activities
E744-744.5: United States. Twentieth Century. General. Diplomatic history. Foreign and general relations
E813-816: United States. Twentieth Century. Truman's administrations, April 12, 1945-1953
E835-837.7: United States. Twentieth Century. Eisenhower's administrations, 1953-1961
E839.5-839.8: United States. Later twentieth century, 1961-2000. General. Political history.
E839.8: United States. Later twentieth century, 1961-2000. General. Political history. Un-American activities
E840-840.2: United States. Later twentieth century, 1961-2000. General. Diplomatic history. Foreign and general relations
E841-843: United States. Later twentieth century, 1961-2000. Kennedy's administration, 1961-November 22, 1963
E846-851: United States. Later twentieth century, 1961-2000. Johnson's administrations, November 22, 1963-1969
E855-861: United States. Later twentieth century, 1961-2000. Nixon's administrations, 1969-August 9, 1974
E876-880: United States. Later twentieth century, 1961-2000. Reagan's administrations, 1981-1989