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World War I - Bradford Campus: Welcome

This guide is designed to help students locate primary and secondary sources for research papers and projects for Dr. Flanagan's HIST 0202 World War I.

Course Description

 
"The 1918 Armistice which ended World War I failed to give concrete victory to either side. The treaty of Versailles not only failed to resolve the issues, but proceeded to compound the problem by adding new injustices to old ones. The 'twenty-year truce' between the wars is usually studied in an attempt to understand the rise of Hitler, Hitler's redress of the Versailles treaty, and all that followed. It is imperative to understand the causes which enveloped the world in the First World War, the court of the war and all developments which led to that infamous treaty. This course will endeavor to expose all these issues for a better understanding of the First World War and all that followed." --Bulletin.

Checklist for Locating Sources

  • Find a topic for which you have a keen interest or passion.
  • Do some background reading noting any important names, dates, or resources.
  • Go to the library catalog to locate books (print and online books) and to the library databases to locate articles in electronic journals. These can help point to primary sources.
  • Search for books/articles/documents mentioned in the books and articles you have located.
  • Go to primary source databases and search (some of these might require extra patience and time).
  • Leave yourself enough time to identify useful primary sources and to locate and acquire these.
  • Schedule a library consultation with Marietta Frank (marietta@pitt.edu), Catherine Baldwin (cab137@pitt.edu), or Kim Bailey (hanold@pitt.edu).

HIST 0202 World War I

"The 1918 Armistice which ended World War I failed to give concrete victory to either side. The treaty of Versailles not only failed to resolve the issues, but proceeded to compound the problem by adding new injustices to old ones. The “twenty-year truce” between the wars is usually studied in an attempt to understand the rise of Hitler, Hitler’s redress of the Versailles treaty, and all that followed. It is imperative to understand the causes which enveloped the world in the first World War, the course of the war and all developments which led to that infamous treaty. This course will endeavor to expose all these issues for a better understanding of the First World War and all that followed." --Bulletin

Checklist for Locating Sources

  • Find a topic for which you have a keen interest or passion.
  • Do some background reading noting any important names, dates, or resources.
  • Go to the library catalog to locate books (print and online books) and to the library databases to locate articles in electronic journals. These can help point to primary sources.
  • Search for books/articles/documents mentioned in the books and articles you have located.
  • Go to primary source databases and search (some of these might require extra patience and time).
  • Leave yourself enough time to identify useful primary sources and to locate and acquire these.
  • Schedule a library consultation with Marietta Frank (marietta@pitt.edu), Catherine Baldwin (cab137@pitt.edu), or Kim Bailey (hanold@pitt.edu).