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ASIA/HISTORY 387: World War II in Asia and the Pacific

About This Guide

This library guide provides access to research sources for World War II in the Pacific.  The tabs at the left can be used to navigate to the various sections of this guide. As a major event of the 20th century, there are many primary sources of information--newspaper databases, personal narratives and first-hand accounts, diaries, etc., and a number of rich digital repositories of information.

If you need assistance with your research, please contact me, Erin Hvizdak, at, or click on the Schedule Appointment button on the left to set up a Zoom meeting with me. I'm happy to help!

Accessing Print and Electronic Books

Print books can be obtained several ways: by coming into the library, requesting a contactless locker pick-up, or having a book mailed to you. For information on all of these options, please click on the "How Do I" link below.

Many eBooks in our collection can be accessed online from anywhere, using your WSU NetID and password. Some of these books have unlimited licenses, meaning that they may be viewed and checked out by any number of users, and some are more restricted. To read a full book offline, you must download certain software that allows you to "check it out" for a certain period of time. However, you may read the full book online without technically checking it out. In some cases, you can download a chapter or a certain percentage of the book as a PDF to keep forever. See the links below for information.

If we do not have access to a book or article, we can order it from another library for free! Please see the instructions for ordering via Summit (books) and Interlibrary Loan (books, articles, and more) in the How Do I link below, or contact me (Erin Hvizdak) with questions.

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