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Eastern Washington University Libraries

Modern British & Irish History

WWII Primary Sources

WWII Subject Heading

The official Library of Congress subject heading for WWII: World War, 1939-1945

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Useful Words for Finding Primary Sources in the Library Catalog

To find books that reproduce primary sources on your topic, you need to enter the topic (or person) you are researching and one of the following subjects:

Archives, correspondence, diaries, interviews, letters, manuscripts, maps, memoirs, narratives (personal, slave, etc.), photographs, propaganda, sources, speeches.

If you want to find reproductions of important primary sources from U.S. history, then you can do a subject search for Great Britain History Sources in the EWU catalog.

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