Encyclopedias and other reference books are great ways to find background information, bibliographies of recommended books, and search terms for database searching. Here is a small sample of what you can find in the 2nd floor Reference area:
Magill's Guide to Military History Ref. D25 .A2 M34 2001
Oxford Companion to Military History Ref. D25 .A2 O94 2001
Ground Warfare Ref. D25 .A2 S26 2002
Dictionary of Battles and Sieges Ref. D25 .J33 2007
Dictionary of Military Terms Ref U24 .D87 1986
Amazons to Fighter Pilots: A Biographical Dictionary of Military Women Ref. U52 .A44 2003
Weapons of Mass Destruction Ref. U973 .D38 2006
Encyclopedia of the American Military Ref. UA23 .E56 1994
Online Reference Sources
You can gain off-campus access to the electronic resources (also called databases or journal collections) by clicking on the name of the database you’d like to access, and then logging in using your Valpo e-mail username and password.
If you have problems with this service, contact IT at 464-5678.