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)U 1-90
History of Military ScienceU 27-43
TacticsU 164-167.5
Physical Training of SoldiersU 320-325
Military Education and TrainingU 400-714
Armies – by Region or CountryUA 21-885
Military Administration — Enlistment, Recruiting, etc.UB 320-338
Military Administration — OfficersUB 410-415
InfantryUD 1-495
Infantry – Manual of ArmsUD 320-325
Airborne TroopsUD 480-485
Cavalry, Armor UE 1-500
ArtilleryUF 1-910
Military EngineeringUG 1-620
Military Engineering – Surveying, Topography and MappingUG 470-474
Recreation and Information Services  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.
  • U.S. Army Combined Arms Center. Combat Studies Institute
  • United States. Department of the Army. Field Manual
  • U.S. Army Research Laboratory — Periodicals
  • United States. Army Training and Doctrine Command
  • Army Physical Fitness Test
  • United States. Army. Cadet Command
  • U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. Center for Leadership and Ethics
  • U.S. Army in the Gulf War
  • United States. Army Reserve
  • U.S. Army War College Guides to Civil War Battles
  • United States. Army. Reserve Officers’ Training Corps
  • Center of Military History
  • U.S. Army Command and General Staff College — Dissertations
  • U.S. Army Infantry – Drill and Tactics
  • U.S. Army ROTC Cadet Command
  • U.S. Army War College Series on Contemporary Strategic Issues
  • 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 securitye-Book
Band of brothers : E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st AirborneD 769.347 .A57 1992
The Bedford boys one American town’s ultimate D-Day sacrificee-Book
Be-know-do leadership the Army waye-Book
The chivalric ethos and the development of military professionalisme-Book
The diary of a frontline chaplainBX 8695 .M84 1997
Exploring advanced technologies for the future combat systems…e-Book
General H. Norman Schwarzkopf : the autobiographyE 840.5 .S39 A3
History of the United States ArmyREMOTE UA 25 .W35 1967
The hunt for Bin Laden : Task Force DaggerHV 6432 .M66
The last full measure : the life and death of the First Minnesota Vol…E 515.5 .M64 1993
Liberators : fighting on two fronts in World War IID 769.306 .P68 1992
No excuse leadership lessons from the U.S. Army’s elite Rangerse-Book
Preparing the U.S. Army for homeland securitye-Book
The politics of command in the American RevolutionE 259 .R67 1975
Street smart intelligence preparation of the battlefield for urban…e-Book
The Stryker Brigade combat teame-Book
The unit first : keeping the promise of cohesionREMOTE UB 323 .S77 1988
The U.S. Army and the new national security strategye-Book
The Yellowlegs; the story of the United States CavalryUE 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