Korean War
Encyclopedias and Reference Sources  Searching the Library Catalog Indexes
Periodicals Videos Statistics
Legislation Websites

The following selective list of print and electronic resources has been compiled by McGovern Library staff as a starting point for research on the Korean War. It is not a complete listing of related materials held by McGovern Library or available online, but is intended to serve as a guide to some of the Library's resources, and as a pointer to a variety of online resources.

Encyclopedias And Reference Sources

Print sources available in McGovern Library:

  • Encyclopedia of the Korean War REF DS918 .E53 2000
  • Korean War Almanac REF DS918 .S86 1990
  • The Korean War REF DS918 .K5636 2000
  • Encyclopedia of Prisoners of War and Internment REF UB8000 E.53 2000

Online Encyclopedias

Senator Francis H. Case Collection
  • Senator Case's Congressional career spans the Korean War years. For information on material in the collection contact:

    Laurie Langland
    University Archivist
    Dakota Wesleyan University
    1201 McGovern Avenue
    Mitchell, SD 57301

Searching the Library Catalog

  • Sample Subject searches:
    "Korean War"
    "Douglas MacArthur"
    "Mao Tse-Tung"

  • Keyword searches combining any of the following terms:
    "Korean War"
    "Air Force"
  • Limit by publication year to see the most recently published resources.


Print Indexes* available in McGovern Library:

  • Essay and General Literature Index
    • Use for political position speeches: "Korean War"
  • International Index to Periodicals
    • Use "Korean War"
  • Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature
    • Use "Korean War," "MacArthur, Douglas," "Eisenhower, Dwight," etc.
  • Social Sciences Index
    • Use "Korean War"
*Note: Contemporary (i.e., 1950 - 1955) print indexes will be especially useful in locating articles on this topic. The majority of the library's print indexes are located on the second floor proceeding the newspapers.

Online Indexes

  • Newspaper Archive: use to located full text contemporary newspaper coverage from various local location.
  • EBSCO Fulltext Databases: abstracts, citations and full text articles
    • Search Subjects and select headings:
      "Korean War, 1950-1953" In combination with keyword searches for places and/or people.
  • New York Times Historical: search for articles in the New York Times back to 1851
    • Keyword searches such as
      "Korean War"
      "Geneva Conference 1954" combined with "Vietnam"
    • Specific names and/or places such as
      "General MacArthur"
      "Dwight Eisenhower"
      "Harry Truman"
  • Proquest Research Library : abstracts, citations and full text articles
    • Keyword searches for "Korean War" or specific names and/or places such as "No Gun Ri," "Chosin Reservoir," "Mao Zedong," etc.


  • J-STOR Titles -- History
    Note: JSTOR titles may not provide access to most recent 1-5 years of content. JSTOR is available on campus only.
  • J-STOR Titles -- Political Science
    Note: JSTOR titles may not provide access to most recent 1-5 years of content. JSTOR is available on campus only.

Use indices to locate articles in print journals held by the library.




  • THOMAS -- US Congress on the Internet
    • Use "Korean War" for subject searches of the Library's resources, and as a pointer to a variety of online resources.


Military Archives and Sources

Associations, Archives, and Libraries

Online Books/Documents

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