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Historians debate the Great War
One thing Historians love to do is debate any and all aspects of historical events. War has provided no shortage of opportunities for that.
While there are probably thousands of books giving opinion on the war, here is one good example providing both sides of the debate-
The library has a wonderful book series, History in Dispute which provides examples of historians debating many topics through many periods of history. These give great background, information on the crux of the debate, and suggestions for further research.
Finding Journal Articles and other resources online
The library has many databases dealing with historical topics. A full list of those database is avilable here The databases listed below are some good starting points for your research.
America: History and Life with Full Text
United States history, Canadian history from prehistoric times to the present. The database covers all key journals in the discipline, state and local history publications, and selected articles from scholarly journals in the social sciences and humanities.
Coverage: Indexing from 1895, full text from 1935
Historical Abstracts with Full Text
History and social science. History of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present, including world history, military history, women's history, history of education, and more. Provides indexing of more than 2,300 academic historical journals in over 40 languages. All articles written 1955 or later.
HathiTrust Digital Library
HathiTrust makes over 8.8 million volumes of digitized book and journal collections available from some of the nation’s great research libraries.
Multi-disciplinary & Multi-lingual
Multi-Subject. -- Access begins with the first volume for many journal titles, but usually does not have the newest volumes of each journal.
The Archive provides historical perspective on many of the 20th century's public and social policies and the International provides social science coverage, with emphasis on contemporary public issues and the making and evaluating of public policy. Encompasses business, economic and social conditions, public policy, administration, and international relations.
Coverage 1914 to present
Format Some full text articles. Citations to books, government documents, statistical compilations, committee reports, directories, serials, and reports of public, intergovernmental, and private organizations worldwide.
Project MUSE offers full-text current and archival articles from 500+ scholarly journals from major university presses covering literature and criticism, history, performing arts, cultural studies, education, philosophy, political science, gender studies, and more. Updated continually.
Over 600 reference books, including encyclopedias, dictionaries (English and foreign language), thesauri, books of quotations, as well as a range of subject-specific reference books.