Sample Call Numbers 
Sample Subject Headings 
Library Catalogs 
Sample Materials 
Research Databases 
Relevant Journals 
Selected Web Pages and Digital Archives 

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Sample Call Numbers
Military Science (general)
History of Military Science
Physical Training of Soldiers
Military Education and Training
Armies – by Region or Country
Military Administration -- Enlistment, Recruiting, etc.
Military Administration -- Officers
Infantry – Manual of Arms
Airborne Troops
Cavalry, Armor
Military Engineering
Military Engineering – Surveying, Topography and Mapping
Recreation and Information Services  
U 1-90
U 27-43
U 164-167.5
U 320-325
U 400-714
UA 21-885
UB 320-338
UB 410-415
UD 1-495
UD 320-325
UD 480-485
UE 1-500
UF 1-910
UG 1-620
UG 470-474
UH 800-910 

Sample Subject Headings
Start by searching the catalog by keyword. Use whatever terms you think best describe your topic. When you find a record that matches what you are looking for, view the record and see what subject headings were used. Then search again using that term as a subject search.

United States. Army.

United States. Army. Cadet Command

Center of Military History

U.S. Army Combined Arms Center. Combat Studies Institute

U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. Center for Leadership and Ethics

U.S. Army Command and General Staff College -- Dissertations

United States. Department of the Army. Field Manual

U.S. Army in the Gulf War

U.S. Army Infantry – Drill and Tactics

U.S. Army Research Laboratory -- Periodicals

United States. Army Reserve

U.S. Army ROTC Cadet Command

United States. Army Training and Doctrine Command

U.S. Army War College Guides to Civil War Battles

U.S. Army War College Series on Contemporary Strategic Issues

Army Physical Fitness Test

United States. Army. Reserve Officers’ Training Corps

Department of the Army ROTC Manual


Library Catalogs 
Von Canon Library Catalog 
Washington and Lee Catalog   
VMI Preston Library Catalog  
Rockbridge Public Library Catalog (incl. BV Branch)  
WorldCat Database   

Sample Materials
Army science and technology for homeland security 
Band of brothers : E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne… 
The Bedford boys one American town's ultimate D-Day sacrifice 
Be-know-do leadership the Army way 
The chivalric ethos and the development of military professionalism 
The diary of a frontline chaplain 
Exploring advanced technologies for the future combat systems... 
General H. Norman Schwarzkopf : the autobiography
History of the United States Army 
The hunt for Bin Laden : Task Force Dagger 
The last full measure : the life and death of the First Minnesota Vol... 
Liberators : fighting on two fronts in World War II 
No excuse leadership lessons from the U.S. Army's elite Rangers
Preparing the U.S. Army for homeland security  
The politics of command in the American Revolution 
Street smart intelligence preparation of the battlefield for urban... 
The Stryker Brigade combat team 
The unit first : keeping the promise of cohesion 
The U.S. Army and the new national security strategy 
The Yellowlegs; the story of the United States Cavalry
D 769.347 .A57 1992
BX 8695 .M84 1997
E 840.5 .S39 A3
REMOTE UA 25 .W35 1967
HV 6432 .M66
E 515.5 .M64 1993
D 769.306 .P68 1992
E 259 .R67 1975
REMOTE UB 323 .S77 1988
UE 23 .W6

Research Databases
Academic Search Complete
America: History and Life
Civil War: Antebellum to Reconstruction
Credo Reference
eBook Collection
Electronic Library
Encyclopedia Britannica
HighWire Press
Legal Collection
Lexis Nexis
Military & Government Collection
Newspaper Source Plus
Project Muse
Proquest Dissertations and Theses
Wiley Online Library
World Almanac

Relevant Journals
Army Times (online)
Soldiers Magazine
Army Reserve Magazine
Warrior Citizen (aka Army Reserve Magazine)
Journal of Military History
Military History
Military Review

These are just examples.  To find more, or to look for a specific journal/periodical, use the JournalFinder tool on the Von Canon Library homepage.

Selected Web Pages & Digital Archives 
Combined Arms Research Library
Army ROTC  
U.S. Army 
Center for Army Lessons Learned 
Combat Studies Institute Publications
Defense Finance and Accounting Service