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HY200 Topics in History: Vietnam Wars: Get Started

Why Use Reference Books?

Encyclopedias and other reference books provide excellent historical overviews that will help you put topics -- and the historians writing about them -- into context. The resources are a great way to

  • Brainstorm ideas
  • Narrow an existing topic
  • Glean keywords for catalog and database searches
  • Leverage bibliographies for the next stage of your research

Take a few minutes to browse the history reference books. Call numbers for the Vietnam War begin DS531 and go through DS560.72. For a detailed list, check out the Library of Congress Classification Outlines for World History.

Select Overviews: The Vietnam War

Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War

DS557.7 .E53 1996 Reference

The Vietnam War: A History in Documents

DS557.7 .Y677 2002 Third Floor

Historical Dictionary of Vietnam

DS556.25.D85 1989 Reference

Vietnam War Almanac

DS557.7 .S94 1985 Reference

A Vietnam War Reader: A Documentary History from American and Vietnamese Perspectives

DS557.4 .V626 2010 Third Floor

Vietnam Documents: American and Vietnamese Views of the War

DS557.4.V55 1992 Third Floor

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