Search Websites by Keywords

The keyword search in the collection of websites allows users to look for websites on the subject of gender, military and war that provide access to Online collections of primary sources, educational resources and Online encyclopedia. The collection primarily includes websites provided by public institutions like archives, bibliographies, foundations, libraries, museums, research institutions or universities. The focus of the collection is on the wars of the twentieth century, especially the First and Second World War, because for them much more websites are available. Most of the included websites are in English, French or German.

Users can search for these websites by using one or a combination of two and more, keyword for their search. They can search for major wars, time periods, regions or countries. In addition, a thematic keyword search is possible, which is based on a selection of broad terms defined by the editors of the Oxford Handbook of Gender and War since 1600 edited by Karen Hagemann, Stefan Dudink, and Sonya O. Rose (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2020). They represent some of its central themes and questions. For information on the various keywords and tags associated with the Bibliography, Filmography and Webography, go to About the Search Options.

Search Results

Title Institution Abstract Type of Source
National Library of Serbia: Digital Library Narodna biblioteka Srbije

The online collections of the National Library of Serbia, this site presents a range of books, periodicals, manuscripts, and other sources, accessible through an English language browsing and searching feature. Of greatest, perhaps, is a large digital collection on the First World War, which contains maps, a digital exhibition, and related materials.

Journals and Newspapers
National Security Archive George Washington University

Founded in 1985 by journalists and scholars to check rising government secrecy, the National Security Archive combines a unique range of functions: investigative journalism center, research institute on international affairs, library and archive of declassified U.S. documents ("the world's largest nongovernmental collection" according to the Los Angeles Times), leading non-profit user of the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, public interest law firm defending and expanding public access to government information, global advocate of open government, and indexer and publisher of former secrets. The National Security Archive has established an extraordinary track record of highly credible, award-winning investigative journalism and scholarship.

Primary Source Collections
National World War I Museum and Memorial The National World War I Museum and Memorial

Created by the National World War I Museum and Memorial (Kansas City), these online collections are searchable and browseable. Still growing, they represent only a part of the museum's collections. In addition to extensive numbers of photographs, the materials include letters, posters, songs, and other materials related to the United States' involvement in the war. The museum and its collections have been in operation since 1920, but recently received status as a historic landmark (2006) and national memorial (2014).

Primary Source Collections
Necrometrics White, Matthew

Written and edited by librarian Matthew White, this site offers an accounting for genocides and other atrocities across a range of times and places, with a particular emphasis on estimated numbers of victims.

Netwerk Oorlogsbronnen Netwerk Oorlogsbronnen

The War Sources Network (NOB) is a project to improve digital access to Dutch collections of materials on World War II by facilitating the collaboration of some 400 institutions with relevant collections. It aims to make the hundreds of thousands of photos and millions of documents digitized more useful and discoverable by providing integrated search and browsing. All materials and site pages are in Dutch.

Primary Source Collections
New York Public Library Digital Collections New York Public Library

Created by the New York Public Library, this site features photographs and images related to a range of subjects, the most relevant of which are the American Civil War and First World War, as well as a rich collection of Russian Civil War posters. The images are fully text searchable, but also divided into subject collections, each accompanied by a brief introductory essay, which includes bibliographic references. Collections with numerous entries have internal subdivisions. All site pages and materials are accessible in English, but pages are also available in other world languages.

Primary Source Collections
Newspaper Pictorials: World War I Rotogravures Library of Congress

A digital collection created by the Library of Congress, this website offers users access to high-resolution images of World War I–era New York newspapers, which used rotogravure, a new printing process with improved quality of the illustrations they could recreate on inexpensive newsprint. The era's newspapers had vivid pictoral sections that, although the newspapers as a whole were long ago microfilmed for preservation, were unable to be reproduced in that medium with sufficient resolution. Containing several hundred images and browsable according to various criteria, these collections have relevance to students or researchers interested in the shifting press coverage in the United States about the war in Europe and, by extension, the changes in popular sentiment.

Primary Source Collections
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO): e-Library North Atlantic Treaty Organization

This official site of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization offers users access to a broad range of official policy documents, helpful references, and other materials. Of particular interest to those interested in the Cold War, its digital archive offers users access to the policy documents, committee reports, analysis reports, and related documents organized primarily according to the output of individual committees, albeit through an interface that can be difficult to navigate. Site pages and materials are in English.

Primary Source Collections
Nuremberg Trials Project: A Digital Document Collection Harvard Law School Library

Created by the Harvard Law School Library, this site offers users access to documents of the International Military Tribunal, which tried military and political leaders of Nazi Germany, as well as the twelve trials of war criminals conducted by the United States Nuremberg Military Tribunals. Users can browse or search a range of documents including trial transcripts, briefs, evidence files, and photographs. Designed to preserve the fragile documents, the project is a boon to students, teachers, and researchers. Documents are primarily in English, and German originals have attached English translations.

Primary Source Collections
Old Bailey Online: The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913 - Central Criminal Court Arts & Humanities Research Council

A fully searchable edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing 197,745 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court. The Old Bailey Proceedings Online makes available a fully searchable, digitised collection of all surviving editions of the Old Bailey Proceedings from 1674 to 1913, and of the Ordinary of Newgate's Accounts between 1676 and 1772. It allows access to over 197,000 trials and biographical details of approximately 2,500 men and women executed at Tyburn, free of charge for non-commercial use.

Primary Source Collections
Old Maps Online Klokan Technologies

OldMapsOnline developed out of a love of history and heritage of old maps. The project began as a collaboration between Klokan Technologies GmbH (Switzerland) and the Great Britain Historical GIS Project based at the University of Portsmouth. The project improved and maintained by volunteers, and contains over 400,000 maps. This is only thanks to the archives and libraries that were open to the idea and provided their online content. The site's finding aid allows users to choose a place on a modern map and then browse historical maps depicting that region.

Primary Source Collections
Onderwijs: Digitale tentoonstellingen Nationaal Comité

A collaborative project of the Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, the War Resouces Network, and several other partners, the World War II Platform is a repository of Dutch resources relating to the war. Materials are organized into special collections exploring the experiences of prisoners, homosexuality under occupation, hostages, material culture, invasion, and liberation. Other thematic collections explore the prewar situtation, politics and economy, resistance, Dutch overseas colonial posessions, and other related issues. All site materials are in Dutch.

Primary Source Collections
Our Shared Legacy: World War II and "The Joint" AJJDC

The archives of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, this site contains a photo archive and exhibitions on a range of topics ranging from its origins during World War I through World War II and to the present. The collections are searchable by name and full text, and also allow the search of photograph collections. The collections are extensive, comprising some 2.6 million digitized pages, 67,000 images, and a database of some 500,000 names.

Primary Source Collections
Paprik@2f (Portail archives politiques recherches indexation Komintern et fonds français) Agence Nationale de la Recherche

Financed by France's National Agency of Research and created by the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, the Georges Chevrier Center and the French National Archives, Paprik@2f is a project designed to expand study of Communist movments both in France and internationally during the period from 1917 to 1947. It offers researchers and the public access to archival materials, news on events, publications, archival guides, and digital humanities initiatives on the issue. Materials are drawn both from sources in France as well as archives as far afield as the Comintern archive in Moscow. All pages are in French, as well as German, Spanish, and Portugese, with some English-language access. 

Primary Source Collections
Peace and War in the 20th Century McMaster University

Created by McMaster University Libraries (Hamilton, ON), Peace and War in the 20th Century presents two parallel curated collections, "Waging Peace" and "Waging War" to audiences, especially students and teachers. Built around case studies, the collections present materials from the university library's archives about various thematic aspects of the topic, ranging from nuclear disarmament and women peace activists, on the one hand, to the home front and women at war, on the other. Each case study concentrates on a specific group, individual, or event during a particular war. With an emphasis on ordinary lives and experiences, the project proposes to shed light on the causes of the world wars and other conflicts; the role of governments and of war resisters in influencing public opinion; ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances, be they soldiers or resisters. Yet the project also attempts to shed light on famous cases, including the famed Christmas Truce of 1914 and the life...