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Library resources that support American Military Culture, a GenEd course developed and taught by Dr. Greg Urwin
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Chicago Manual of Style

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The Chicago Manual of Style - University of Chicago Staff (Editor)
Call Number: Z253 .U69 2010eb
ISBN: 0226104206
Publication Date: 2010-08-01
This is the digital analog of the well-known style guide now in its 16th edition. Historians employ this style almost exclusively, but so do researchers in many other disciplines. The Online Writing Lab of Purdue University has created an excellent short-hand guide to the Chicago Manual of Style (16th ed.).



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Manage your citations with RefWorks, a tool that allows researchers to easily import, export, search, and create automatically formatted bibliographies online. Citations found via searches in library databases such as JSTOR and many other databases can be imported directly into RefWorks. No manual typing required. Bibliographies generated within RefWorks can then be exported into Word using any of dozens of citation formats (MLA, APA, Chicago, Turabian, etc.).



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Online and Print Encyclopedias

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Encyclopedia of War and American Society [electronic source] - Peter Karsten (Editor)
Call Number: E181 .E634 2006eb
ISBN: 0761930973
Publication Date: 2005-11-18
Click title to view full-text encyclopedia online.

Cover Art An Encyclopedia of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, & Queer Culture [electronic source] - Claude J. Summers, William E. Stirton Professor in the Humanities, Emeritus, University of Michigan-Dearborn
This online encyclopedia of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer culture contains 2,000 signed articles on topics ranging from literature and the arts to social sciences. Articles are written by academics and other experts. Search the database for the word military.

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History [electronic source] - edited by Bonnie G. Smith
Call Number: HQ1121 .O93 2008eb
ISBN: 0195148908
Click title to view full-text encyclopedia online. This encyclopedia contains a fascinating background article with a rather lengthy bibliography on women and war throughout the long sweep of history titled, simply, War. According to the article, "the segregation of modern armies has contributed to a sort of amnesia regarding women warriors in earlier times. Though women probably never made up the majority of combatants in integrated armies, they were present in the ranks globally for thousands of years."

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The U.S. Military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Policy: A Reference Handbook [print source] - Melissa Sheridan Embser-Herbert
Call Number: UB418.G38 E53 2007
ISBN: 0275991911
Click title to view bibliographic record for print title in Diamond catalog. This book, located in Paley Stacks, is available for check out. Published before the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, nevertheless useful for anyone interested in the history of the policy through about 2006.

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Women and War: A Historical Encyclopedia from Antiquity to the Present [electronic source] - Bernard A. Cook
Call Number: U24 .W69 2006eb
ISBN: 1851097708
Click title to view full-text encyclopedia online.

Find Articles - Gender Studies Databases

The following Temple databases index and in most cases provide full-text access to peer-reviewed journals, general interest magazines, newspapers and newsletters, pamphlets, reports, and other secondary sources highly relevant to Women's Studies and LGBT Studies.

  • Contemporary Women's Issues  
    Provides access to global information on women. Journals, newsletters, research reports from non-profit groups, government and international agencies, along with fact sheets are easily accessed through CWI.
  • GenderWatch  
    GenderWatch is a full-text database of many different types of publications that focus on the impact of gender across a broad spectrum of subject areas, including history. Covers 1970s to the present.
  • JSTOR  
    Like JSTOR? You might want to also try Periodicals Archive Online.
  • LGBT Life with Full Text  
    LGBT Life provides abstracting and indexing for more than 130 LGBT-specific core periodicals and over 290 LGBT-specific core books and reference works.

Government Documents

Find below links to government documents that relate to gays serving openly in the military. Note that LexisNexis Congressional will retrieve documents that span many congresses and presidents, from Clinton to Obama. Each of the tabs on this guide, which correspond to your three topics, contain instructions for searching the Diamond catalog that will also reveal a great many government documents available online or held in print by TULibraries.

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