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HH262 | The Cold War / Prof. VanDeMark

This guide is designed to support HH262, the USNA History Department's methodology course being offered during the Spring 2019 semester focusing on The Cold War

Library Catalog

Search the Nimitz Library Catalog to identify books, audiovisuals, and more on your topic.

Library Catalog

These are common call number areas you are likely to find:

  • B -- philosophy and religion
  • C -- civilizations in general
  • D -- world history, especially subclass D840 (Post-war history (1945- )
  • N -- art and architecture
  • U -- military science, including warfare, tactics and weapons
  • V -- naval science, including ships 

Call numbers A-C are shelved on the ground floor; call numbers D-K are shelved on the second floor; call numbers L-Z are shelved on the third floor.

You can also check the Oxford Bibliographies Online database for entries on the Cold War

For entries within each of the above two volumes you should check the "Bibliography" or list of References at the end of the entry.  For example, here is a sample entry snipit on the Cuban Missile Crisis within Vol. 6:

Ebook Collections

Books Beyond Nimitz Library

Use WorldCat to search the catalogs of thousands of other libraries.  If Nimitz Library doesn't have a title you need, use the Interlibrary Loan link above to request borrowing a copy.

Interlibrary Loan

Time Saving Tip

Remember to check the footnotes or endnotes as well as the bibliography in any scholarly book you use.  This often leads you to a variety of possible additional sources, including primary sources.