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American Civil War: Resources in the MSU Libraries: Searching the Online Catalog

Subject Searches

The base heading for doing Subject Searches on the Civil War is:

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

-- Aerial operations

-- African American {Belgian, German, Irish, etc.] troops

-- African [German, Irish, etc.] Americans

-- Anecdotes

-- Art and the war

-- Battlefields

-- Bibiliography

-- Biography

-- Blackades

-- Campaigns

-- Causes

-- Cavalry operations

-- Chronology

-- Claims

-- Confiscations and contributions

-- Drama

-- Economic aspects

-- Equipment and supplies

-- Finance

-- Foreign public opinion

-- Health aspects

-- Historiography

-- Hospitals

-- Health aspects

-- Literature and the war

-- Maps

-- Motion pictures and the war

-- Naval operations

-- Naval operations -- Submarine

-- Participation, African American [British, Canadian, etc.}

-- Participation, Female

-- Peace

-- Personal narratives

-- Poetry

-- Press coverage

-- Protest movements

-- Psychological aspects

-- Public opinion

-- Refugees

-- Regimental histories

-- Religious aspects

-- Secret service

-- Social aspects

-- Songs and music

-- Statistics

-- Transportation

-- Underground movements

-- War work

--Women

Military Unit Histories

Use This Format in the Advanced Keyword Search Option:

  • SUBJECT: CIVIL WAR 1861 
  • SUBJECT: [COUNTRY OR STATE] 
  • SUBJECT: [TYPE OF UNIT] 
  • Any Field: [NUMERICAL PERMUTATIONS]

Examples:

  • SUBJECT: Civil War 1861 
  • SUBJECT: Michigan 
  • SUBJECT: Cavalry 
  • Any Field:  third or 3rd or 3d

 

  • SUBJECT: Civil War 1861
  • SUBJECT: Confederate States 
  • SUBJECT: Marine Corps

Military Unit Histories

Use This Format in the Advanced Keyword Search Option:

  • SUBJECT: CIVIL WAR 1861 
  • SUBJECT: [COUNTRY OR STATE] 
  • SUBJECT: [TYPE OF UNIT] 
  • Any Field: [NUMERICAL PERMUTATIONS]

Examples:

  • SUBJECT: Civil War 1861 
  • SUBJECT: Michigan 
  • SUBJECT: Cavalry 
  • Any Field:  third or 3rd or 3d

 

  • SUBJECT: Civil War 1861
  • SUBJECT: Confederate States 
  • SUBJECT: Marine Corps

Sieges

Use this format in the Subject Search option:

[City (State Abbreviation)] – History -- Siege, [date]

Examples:

  • Baton Rouge (La.) – History – Siege, 1862
  • Charleston (S.C) – History – Siege, 1863
  • Corinth (Miss.) – History – Siege, 1863
  • Fort Fisher (N.C.) – History – Siege, 1864-1865
  • Knoxville (Tenn.) – History – Siege, 1863
  • Petersburg (Va.) – History – Siege, 1864-1865

Related Subject Searches

Alternative histories (Fiction)

Alternative histories (Fiction), American  [English, etc.}

Confederate States of America

Confederate States of America. Army

Confederate States of America -- Economic conditions

Confederate States of America. Congress

Confederate States of America. Constitution

Confederate States of America -- Economic conditions

Confederate States of America -- Flags

Confederate States of America -- Foreign relations

Confederate States of America -- Generals

Confederate States of America -- History

Confederate States of America -- History, Military

Confederate States of America -- History, Naval

Confederate States of America. Marine Corps

Confederate States of America -- Military policy

Confederate States of America. Navy

Confederate States of America -- Poetry

Confederate States of America -- Politics and government

Confederate States of America -- Presidents

Confederate States of America -- Prisoners of war

Confederate States of America -- Secret service

Confederate States of America -- Social conditions

Confederate States of America -- Soldiers

Confederate States of America -- Women

Copperhead movement

Imaginery histories

Northwest Conspiracy, 1864

Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)

Secession -- [Country or state}

Unionists (United States Civil War)


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