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Battle Analysis: Encyclopedias -- Battles & Wars

Military Battles

Wars -- Chronologically

Rod Library owns or provides online access to numerous encyclopedias about war, many focused on a particular war or era.  Some examples are listed below.  To find additional encyclopedias, access Books/Media and use the search pattern of

[country name] AND encyclopedi* AND war

substituting [country name] with the name of the country in which the battle you are studying occurred. 

Encyclopedia of American Military History
   Reference Collection E 181 E63 2003  (3 volumes)
Examines wars in which the United States has participated, from colonial wars to the events of 9/11/01.  For each war, provides signed essays of the "causes, courses, and effects" of America's wars; key individuals involved; technological developments; and weapons systems.  

The American Revolution, 1775-1783: An Encyclopedia
   Reference Collection E 208 A433 1993

Encyclopedia of the American Civil War: A Political, Social, and Military History
   Reference Collection E 468 E53 2000  (5 volumes)

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Civil War
Available online through ebrary 

Twentieth-Century War and Conflict: A Concise Encyclopedia
   Available online through ebrary 

Encyclopedia of the Second World War
  Reference Collection D 740 H64 1989

The Hutchinson Atlas of World War Two Battle Plans: Before and After
   Rod Library Stacks 
 D 743 H84 2000 

The Pacific War Encyclopedia
   Reference Collection D 767.9 D86 1998

Encyclopedia of Cold War Espionage, Spies, and Secret Operations
    Available online through ebrary

Encyclopedia of Conflicts Since World War II 
   Reference Collection D 843 E46 1999  (4 volumes)

World Conflicts: A Comprehensive Guide to World Strife Since 1945
   Reference Collection D 842 B69 1998

Encyclopedia of the Korean War: A Political, Social, and Military History
   Reference Collection DS 918 E53 2000  (3 volumes)

Korean War Reference Library
   Available online through Gale Virtual Reference Library
The Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War: A Political, Social, and Military History
   Reference Collection DS 557.7 E53 1998
    Available online through ebrary

The Encyclopedia of Middle East Wars: The United States in the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq Conflicts
   Reference Collection DS 63.1 E453 2010  (5 volumes)