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, War and the Western World 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
UK Web Archive (UKWA) The Women's Library

A project of—among others—the British Library, the National Library of Scotland, the Welcome Library, and the Women's Library, the UK Web Archive (UKWA) is designed as a resource for the public, teachers, students, researchers, and more. It aims to provide a record of UK based websites for preservation, a record that begins with 2004, when archiving began. The larger project is based at the National Library of Scotland, the National Library of Wales, Cambridge University Library, the Bodleian Library in Oxford, and the library of Trinity College Dublin. Full access is available only through those sites, but partial access is available on this web portal, which is text searchable. Relevant thematic collections include the First World War Centenary and Women's Issues collections.

UNESDOC Database: UNESCO UN Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization

The UN Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (UNESCO) is an international organization devoted to facilitating dialogue among cultures and peoples to achieve sustainable development, respect for human rights, the alleviation of poverty and other core goals. This official website offers access to more than 200,000 publications dating back to the organization's early years after the Second World War. On a range of themes including development, conflict prevention, and more, materials can be located through a multiterm advanced search function. Many are available in full text. English–language materials are well represented, but the database also contains those in French and other languages.

Primary Source Collections
United Nations Official Document System United Nations

An official site of the United Nations, this database of materials relates to the organization's core missions to address challenges such as peace and security, climate change, sustainable development, human rights, disarmament, terrorism, humanitarian and health emergencies, gender equality, governance and food production. Materials are keyword and title searchable in the range of UN official languages: English, as well as French, Chinese, Russian, Arabic and Spanish. 

Primary Source Collections
Universiteit Leiden: Digital Special Collections Universiteit Leiden

Provided by Leiden University (Netherlands), the University Library's Digital Special Collections archive offers users access to visual and textual sources including maps, photos, books, and manuscripts, as well as an editorial apparatus and digital exhibitions on specific themes. The collections' search feature allows for English language searches, although many of the items in the collection are presented primarily in Dutch.

Monograph/Academic Study
University of Florida Digital Collectons University of South Florida

The University of South Florida Library's Special Collections Department has provided access to a digital library of various thematic collections of materials which are browsable and searchable according to several criteria. Of particular interest are collections of primary sources on the Spanish Civil War (1936–38), an archive of oral histories on the topic, and a collection of materials on the Holocaust, World War II, and genocide in general. All finding aids and many materials are in English. Materials are fully viewable online, and are provided with a brief English–language synopsis.

Primary Source Collections
US Congress Treaty Documents U.S. Congress

This official congressional website offers access to treaty texts, ratification resolutions, timelines and related materials dating as far back as the 81st Congress (1949–50), but primarily representing materials from the mid–1960s onward. Materials are text searchable and browseable according to chronological order, status, and topic of the treaty. Relevant topics include arms control, international law, human rights, and more.

Primary Source Collections
US Department of State Media Center Bureau of Public Affairs Department Of State

This official site of the US State Department's Bureau of Public Affairs offers users a clearinghouse of information about the activities of the US diplomatic corps. They include press releases from the secretary and other department officials, fact sheets and other references, publications, as well as materials from the US Agency for International Development and the US Mission to the United Nations. Other sections include those on public diplomacy and public affairs, as well as the department's numerous social-media presences. More broadly, the department's site offers access to a range of thematic collections on ongoing conflicts, such as that in Afghanistan, as well as issues such as environment, women's issues, human trafficking, and nonproliferation. 

Primary Source Collections
Verzetsliteratuur - Collecties - Het Geheugen van Nederland - Online beeldbank van Archieven, Musea en Bibliotheken Fabrique Communicatie en Design

Developed by the National Library of the Netherlands, Memory of the Netherlands is an image library where users can view online the collections of over 100 museums, archives and libraries. Materials include photographs, sculptures, paintings, bronzes, ceramics, modern art, drawings , stamps, posters and newspaper clippings, as well as video and audio clips. The site is searchable and browseable by various collections, including those related to war, military, and gender, and has limited English–language functionality.

Primary Source Collections
Veterans History Project American Folklife Center

Created by the Library of Congress and the American Folklife Center, the Veterans History Project is an initiative to collect, store, and offer access to individual American veterans' accounts of their wartime experiences. Users can search interviews by name, service location, unit, rank, interviewer, keywords and notes. Searches can be limited according to branch, gender, type of material, and war, ranging from World War I to the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars. A browse feature allows users to view results by last name, war and service branch, state of residence, and race/ethnicity.


Vietnam Profile: Timeline since 1858 BBC

This website created by the BBC in April 2018 provides a general chronology of the major events in Vietnam since the beginning of the French colonial rule in 1858. Included are the First and Second Indochina Wars and their aftermath in the region, as well as the reconstruction and reconciliation period.

Visual Culture of the American Civil War City University of New York

The historical record of the American Civil War includes a vast amount of visual material—photographs, illustrated news periodicals, comic publications, individually-published prints, almanacs, political cartoons, illustrated envelopes, trade cards, greeting cards, sheet music covers, money, and more. The era’s visual media heralded an unprecedented change in the production and availability of pictorial media in everyday life and an innovation in the documentation of warfare. This website features presentations by historians, art historians, and archivists who discussed their research with institute participants. Each presentation is accompanied by a gallery of archival images; a set of primary documents that illuminates aspects of the subject; and a bibliography of books, articles, and online resources for further investigation.

Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive University of Michigan

This site makes available to the public the results of a program underway since 1981 to interview Holocaust survivors, the Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive. Created by Sidney Bolkosky, a professor of history at the University of Michigan–Dearborn and hosted by the university's libraries, the interviews are available on the site as short sound files embedded with texts, all of which are in English. Users can browse the interviews by the last name of the interviewee, as well as access links to related materials for educators and other researchers. 

Primary Source Collections
Voices of Rwanda Albuquerque Academy

Voices of Rwanda is an internationally supported non-governmental organization recording and preserving testimonies of Rwandans about the 1994 genocide. Its mission is to ensure stories inform the world about genocide and inspire a global sense of responsibility to prevent human rights atrocities. At present, only a small selection of short video testimonies are available online.

Primary Source Collections
Voices of the Holocaust British Library

Created by the British Library, Voices of the Holocaust is a digital collection of oral history interviews of Jewish survivors, both men and women, who came to Britain to live during or after World War II. The testmonies are most accessible through five thematic collections: life before the Holocaust, ghettos and deportations, the camps, resistance and liberation. Each is available both as an audio file and in transcription. The site also includes useful references and information about the camps, and resources for teachers, including lesson ideas.

Primary Source Collections
Voices of the Holocaust Project Galvin Library

Voices of the Holocaust Project provides a digital archive of restored, transcribed, and translated interviews with Holocaust survivors conducted in 1946 by Dr. David P. Boder, a psychology professor from Chicago's Illinois Institute of Technology. Hosted by the institute, the site aims to reach  students, researchers, historians, and the general public. The tesimonies were collected in displaced persons camps in France, Switzerland, Italy, and Germany, and are available to browse by name, language, date, location, camp, nationality and religion. In addition, the site includes a number of references, including maps of interviewee locations, birthplaces, ghettos, liberation locations, and more. See also its bibliography and glossary of terms. Interviews include audio recordings, transcriptions in the original language, and full English translations of the transcribed text.

Primary Source Collections
Voyages: The Trans-Atlantic and Intra-American slave trade databases Behrendt, Steve

Building on the work of scholars that has accumulated since the 1960s, Voyages: The Trans-Atlantic and Intra-American slave trade databases draw on multiple sources of information about individual slave-trade voyages to provide databases searchable with criteria such as point of origin, destinations, dates, and more. Beginning from a foundation of data culled from libraries, newspapers, archives, and other contemporary sources on British voyages, the team that developed Voyages, led by Emory University historian David Eltis, amassed information on Dutch, French, Portuguese, Spanish, and other nations’ trade in captive people from Africa –some 34,948 in all –as of 2010. The project’s leaders believe that their dataset encompasses more than 95 percent of all British voyages, as well as high percentages from those of French and Dutch ships, overall encompassing some 80 percent of the whole and a high percentage of the estimated 12.5 million captives taken from Africa...

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