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:

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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



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.


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


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.