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Vietnam War

Library Search Strategies

To find general histories and government documents use a "guided search" in the Library Catalog (formerly MadCat). Use the phrase Vietnamese Conflict 1961-1975 with words or phrases such as battle, campaign , or location names, naval operations, aerial operations, prisoners, prisons, service branch, congress, chemical warfare and missing in action . For instructions on combining research terms in a "guided search," take a moment to review instructions available on the Library Catalog home page.

Use a "guided search" in the Library Catalog to locate specific holdings. Use the phrase Vietnamese Conflict 1961-1975 and phrases like personal narratives , regimental histories , registers and military unit .

To locate materials on the anti-war movement, combine the terms Vietnam and protest movements .

The Library's holdings are so extensive that some searches may produce a pool of results too large to review. When this happens, add a second or third term or phrase to your initial search as a way to produce more limited results. For similar reasons, no one search will be comprehensive. Try variations on your initial search to see additional results.

How to Access Library Resources

If you plan to visit the Library, search the Library Catalog for the call numbers and locations of collections that interest you.

If you cannot visit the Library, the material you wish to use may be available through Interlibrary Loan .

If the material is not available for loan or you would like our Reference Staff to locate and photocopy pages from any resource in our collection, please visit Requesting Research Assistance for an explanation of charges before you place any order.


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