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Government Publications: United States

Guide to United States government publications.

How to search for military history documents and records

Research guides

How to find documents and records in the Library Catalog

To locate other materials held in the main collection, use the Advanced Search form for the Library Catalog and the following strategy.  Use the subject heading for the conflict your are research and the subject heading sources to identify official documents and records.

Advanced search: Subject = iraq war and Subject = sources

Subject headings used in the Library Catalog:

  • United States History Revolution, 1775-1783
  • United States -- History -- War of 1812
  • Mexican War, 1846-1848
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
  • Spanish-American War, 1898
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Korean War, 1950-1953
  • Cuba -- History -- Invasion, 1961
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Grenada -- History -- American Invasion, 1983
  • Panama -- History -- American Invasion, 1989
  • Persian Gulf War, 1991  
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011

1775-1783 American Revoution

War of 1812

1846-1848 Mexican American War

1861-1865 Civil War

The SDSU Library has this set in paper.  Digitized copies are available from:

The SDSU Library has this set in paper.  Digitized copies are available from:

1898 Spanish American War

1914-1918 World War I

The SDSU Library has this set in paper.  Digitzied copies are available from:

World War II

1950-1953 Korean War

1961 Bay of Pigs Invasion

1961-1975 Vietnam War

Middle East conflicts

Primary sources available SDSU Special Collections & University Archives