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US History-Living History Project: Service in the Military

Reference, primary sources, news coverage, and web resources to help you contextualize the period of U.S. history you are researching.

Operation Mountain Lion, Afghanistan (detail). Photo by US Army. 2004. (CC-by-NC-ND-2.0)

Subject Reference Databases & E-Book Resources

Subject Database & E-Book resources related to military service during the period of the Gulf War and the "war on terror". 

All GBS Library databases and e-books are accessible from home with your GBS Username & Password. See Home Access box at the bottom of the page for more details.

Newspaper & Magazine Databases

Use ProQuest Newspapers for national and international newspaper coverage of the Gulf War, the Iraq war and the war in Afghanistan, as well as information about service personnel in these conflicts. Search ProQuest News, magazines & Journals for magazine articles and journal articles on topics related to these conflicts and Americans who have served in them.

World News Digest has some excellent research guides that are linked below.

All GBS Library databases and e-books are accessible from home with your GBS Username & Password. See Home Access box at the bottom of the page for more details.

A Walk in My Shoes: Military Life

The Modern Era (1980-Present)

Database Type Key

primary : Contains primary sources.

starter : Great resource for beginning research.

News : Contains news and/or other current events resources.

scholarly : Contains articles from academic and professional journals.

: Requires username & password from home.

: Text-to-Speech function.

: Contains audio.

Web Resources

Here are some very good websites related to serive in the military and the conflicts in Gulf War, Iraq War, and Afghanistan, as well as the "War on Terror".

Home Access to Databases

All GBS Library databases and e-books are accessible from home with your GBS Username & Password. 

If you see the screen shown below, use your GBS username and password (the same ones you use to login to the GBS computers & Power School) to log in:

If you don't see this screen but are still asked for a username and password:

Click HERE** to access the old-school password list and use the passwords on the list to log in.

If you are having login trouble, please let the Library know by filling out this brief Login Problems Form  so we can fix it.


**You will have to be logged into your GBS Google Apps account to access the document.

 


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