This page will give you some tips and advice for how to find materials for your research projects in HIST 240 "War in the Modern World." This page will include some advice for search strategies in your work. The Reference Works page lists the many English-language comprehensive operational histories of the war, generally (but not only) produced by the militaries that participated in the war. This page includes links to two major databases of article literature in history and guidance for doing historical research.
These are a few tips for conducting historical research. Please check out the UO Libraries' "Getting Started with Research" guide for more detailed information.
There is a lot of information out there, much of it of questionable value. Where World War II is concerned, there is much information out there marked by strong ideological or nationalist biases, which can lead to misinterpretation or even falsification of events. When evaluating sources make the following considerations to account for these biases.
These databases allow you to search article-length literature in history. America: History and Life covers materials about the history of the U.S. and Canada since 1450, and Historical Abstracts covers the rest of the world since 1450.