Safe Searching Resources

Simply click on the images below to access the resource. You will be prompted for a password. Please refer to the LMC Safe Searching Resources handout to for login and password information. We do not electronically publish this information or email it to students.

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Login into MackinVIA and look under Groups for World War II and you will find several titles including:



Search Path--> Topic Centers--> World War II and the Forties: 1939–1949


Search Path--> Topic Centers--> A Half-Century of Crisis and Achievement: 1900–1945-->see Suggested Search list World War II

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Search Path--> World War II or Select from Topics and look for 1940s


Great place to start researching a topic. Read and learn keywords and ideas for further searching.


Search Path--> World History-->World War II


Search Path--> World War II

Link to Primary Source Pathfinder to locate primary source documents including:

  • Journals

  • Letter

  • Diaries

  • Photographs

  • Portraits (drawn and or painted)

  • Newspapers

  • Magazines

  • Documents (e.g., speech, tickets, license, warrant, poster, legislation, etc.)

  • Maps, Charts and Graphs

  • Physical Objects from the time period

  • Film, Video, Audio Recordings

FREE Web Sites

Passwords are not required to access the following resources.


The National World War II Museum tells the story of the American Experience in the war that changed the world – why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today – so that all generations will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn.

Of special note are the Science & Technology of WWII pages, click here.


From PBS--The War (a Ken Burns documentary)

The wealth of themes explored in THE WAR offer an extraordinary educational opportunity for your classroom. The materials on this web site are specifically designed to help teachers use THE WAR and its themes not only to teach the history of the Second World War, but also to bring the powerful medium of storytelling into the classroom.




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Direct links to repositories of photos, oral histories, and articles related to your topics. Link to

Naval Historical Center

US Army Military History Institute

National Museum of the Marine Corps


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Whether you visit one of the official U.S. Navy Museums, take advantage of public programs and publications, or seek knowledge through the artifacts, documents, images and artwork available at the NHHC, you will find that this is where the history, legacy and traditions of the United States Navy come alive.


This is an amazing resource, well organized with links to a number of credible and scholarly resources including primary sources for photos and first hand accounts from soldiers, citizens, and news reporters.


The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections.

The Library's mission is to support the Congress in fulfilling its constitutional duties and to further the progress of knowledge and creativity for the benefit of the American people.

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  • Supermarine Spitfire Mk. VII

  • Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero

  • North American P-51D Mustang

  • Messerschmitt Bf. 109G-6

  • Macchi C.202 Folgore

  • Martin B-26B Marauder Flak Bait

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Search this channel with keywords and concepts related to your topic. For example, search on "WWII home front".


During WW II Command and General Staff College's (CGSC) primary mission was to train large numbers of captains and majors to be staff officers in battalions, brigades, divisions, and corps. To that end, the Army provided copies of documents produced by field units to the College. Operations orders, after action reports, intelligence analyses, logistics appraisals, and similar documents are in the CARL documents collection. Primary focus will be on documenting operations at the tactical and operational levels of warfare. This is an amazing collection of actual after action reports in .pdf format.


Laurence Rees, the founder, writer and producer of WW2History.com, is a former Head of BBC TV History and Creative Director of BBC TV history programmes. For the last twenty years he has specialized in writing books and making television documentaries about the Second World War. His work includes the BBC television series and books: 'Nazis: a Warning from History'; 'War of the Century'; 'Horror in the East'; 'Auschwitz, the Nazis and the 'Final Solution''; and 'World War Two: Behind Closed Doors.'


This exhibition examines the life and career of Winston Spencer Churchill and emphasizes his lifelong links with the United States--the nation he called "the great Republic." The exhibition comes nearly forty years after the death of Winston Churchill and sixty years after the D-Day allied invasion of Nazi-occupied France during World War II. It commemorates both of these events.

The Holocaust Collection

The Holocaust Collection

The National Archives and Records Administration and Footnote.com have created the Internet’s largest Interactive Holocaust Collection. For the first time ever, over one million Holocaust-related records – including millions of names and 26,000 photos from the National Archives. You can search on specific concentration camps and read survivors accounts of their experiences.