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HIST 438: Topics in Cold War History

Course guide for HIST 438 (Vietnam Wars: Fall 2023; Cold War Berlin: Winter 2024)

Find Secondary Sources

Find books and eBooks

Find peer-reviewed articles

TIP:  You can search both Historical Abstracts and America: History and Life simultaneously! After opening one of the databases, click "Choose Databases". In the pop-up window, click the other database. Now any search you conduct will occur on both platforms!

Find Government Documents and Newspapers

US Documents

British Documents

Canadian Documents

Australian Documents

Newspapers & Magazines





Cold War Berlin

Databases, Archives, and Primary Source Websites


Vietnam Wars

U.S. Documents

British Documents

Vietnamese Documents

Foreign-Language Documents in Translation

To find print and eBooks in our collection, search: su:Vietnam War, 1961-1975 Sources.

Other Sources

Other Cold War Databases


History as a discipline uses the Chicago Manual of Style (17th edition) for citations, and usually the Notes-Bibliography form. This requires creating properly formatted footnotes footnotes and a Bibliography for your assignments. Resources to understand the Chicago style of citations are included below.


Library Support

McGill University Collections Centre

Books are on the move from McLennan Redpath in Winter 2024!


Check on the progress of the move of the McLennan-Redpath Libraries' circulating collection at the Collections Centre website.

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