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This guide is for students in the Strategy Strikes Back FYS.


This research guide is designed for students doing research for the Strategy Strikes Back FYS. If you run into any problems, or need more assistance, don't hesitate to request a personal research session. ~ Rosalind Tedford

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Best Bets and Starting Points

These are good general purpose sources that allow you to search across large groups of subject encyclopedias. 

These sources will help you learn more about the specific US conflict you want to analyze for your final paper. 


Tips for searching the catalog: 

  • "Vietnam War", "Iraq War", "World War II" can all be searched in quotation marks to make your results more relevant 
  • Add in an additional term to narrow down your results even more "World War II" AND "resistance" for example 
  • If it is a smaller conflict, you can try searching for the country name and "united states" i.e. Grenada "United States" 
  • If you know the name of the military operation, try that "Operation Desert Storm" 
  • Names of people can also be useful (Reagan, Duarte, Castro, etc.) 
  • For larger conflicts you might want to add "strategy" or another term to limit your results

Scholarly Journal Databases in Political Science (and related disciplines)

Databases for General International Politics and Government 

Databases for International Military and Security Issues

Databases for International Policy and Issues 

Primary Sources

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