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WWI Primary and Secondary Sources: Print and Online: Research terms for Searching in Franklin Catalog and other Databases

International primary source documents in the University Pennsylvania Libraries collections and Online sites

Subject Headings for Franklin Catalog

World War, 1914-1918

This basic subject phrase can be combined with a wide range of concepts, including profession, geographical entity, individual names, and so on. Examples include:

Medical care -- biography
Nurses -- biography

war memorials
memorialization
collective memory
monuments

autobiography
biography
personal narratives and add country, e.g.,  personal narratives, british ; personal narratives, Hungarian
World War, 1914-1918 -- Women -- Canada ; Nurses -- Canada -- Biography

literature and the war
fiction
poetry

artists
art and the war
[name of artist]
[country of origin for the artist or artwork]
art, German


soldiers
Civilians
Civilian relief
Finance
social aspects
youth
veterans
citizenship
families
repatriation
war dead
Refugees
 

Sample keyword searches for Franklin or for finding articles in databases

Franklin Catalog: When doing more complex (Boolean) searches, always use "Keyword Expert"

library catalog image for Keyword expert search

Searching in Historical Abstracts/America: History and Life--search both at one time

search on memorial or monument or commem* in historical abstracts america:history and life

(memorial or commem* or monument) and ("world war I" or "first world war" or "great war")

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