Friday, December 07, 2007

Pearl Harbor Day

Today is the 66th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. As an example of the resources your library offers you, if you were researching Pearl Harbor, we have:

  • Many books, dozens and dozens, on Pearl Harbor, the beginnings of WWII, the events that led to it etc.

  • Articles? Lots, hundreds of them, easily! You could go to the NY Times Historical site, for articles from 1941. Academic Search would have many full text articles, as would JSTOR. America: History and Life, would be important too. It indexes a very wide range of history journals, and also points to chapters in books, book reviews, and PhD dissertations.

Pictured is Doris Miller, Mess Attendant 2nd Class, at the time of his being awarded the Navy Cross for heroism during the attack on his ship, the USS West Virginia. The photo is from the US Navy Historical Center site, which is a wonderful resource for military history.)

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