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History - Cold War: Articles & Books

A special topic guide for researching the Cold War.

Books & Articles

Article Databases

Key Journals with Full-Text Access (Selected)

Search tips for finding books

To find books at UK Libraries search using InfoKat Discovery.

(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

  1. Enter words that describe your topic (names, places, events, etc.).
  2. When you find a book on your topic, examine its subject headings for relevance to your topic.
  3. 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 

For more detailed call number information see:

William T. Young Library - full floor map