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Get Started with Military History Resources

This guide will help you learn how to search the major databases for finding resources in military history.

Example Topic and Keywords

Example Topic: Exploring the role volunteers from countries outside of Spain played in the Spanish Civil War.

You need to use specific keywords that are most important to the topic. So, before you start searching, think about keywords you're going to use for searching. Here are a few that are related to this topic.

Example Keywords:

  • Spanish Civil War
  • International Brigade
  • foreign fighters
  • volunteers

As you brainstorm more keywords, you can use them in different combinations (typically one to three at a time) in your searches.

Databases Covered in this Guide