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*Defense Education

Guide to library research in the field of defense education with a selection of resources available to Valley Library users.

Searching for Books

OSU Libraries Online Catalog is the primary tool for finding books and periodicals owned by the library, as well as for locating and requesting materials from nearby libraries through its link to the Summit catalog. There are many ways you may search the catalog (Keyword, Author, Title, etc.). Often a more effective searching method than keyword is the Library of Congress subject headings search. When necessary, you must consult the subject heading books (at the Reference Desk) to determine which headings match your subject. Speak to a reference librarian when you need help subject-searching.

Some examples of subject headings in Military Science are:

Air Warfare

Nuclear Ships

Ordnance Naval

Patton, George, 1885-1945

United States--air forces

United States Marine Corps

United States--history--civil war, 1861-1865

United States--history, military--20th century

War--economic aspects--Soviet Union

War of 1812--United States--history--causes



World War, 1939-1945



Research Guides

American Civil War: A Handbook of Literature and Research E456 .A41 1996

Guide to the Sources of British Military History  DA50 .G81 1971

Guide to the Sources of United States Military History E181 .G8 1975

Handbook of American Military History: from the  Revolutionary War to the Present  E181 .G8 1996

Peace and War: A Guide to Bibliographies  JX1952 .C381 1983

Reference Guide to United States Military History E181 .R34 1991