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American Occupation of Germany
- Primary Sources
When searching the 5 College Catalog, the following subject keywords might be useful:
- Reconstruction (1939-1951) Germany
- Germany History 1945-1955
- Germany Social conditions 1945-1955
- Germany Politics and government 1945-1990
- Germany Economic conditions 1945-1990
Use one of these subject headings or a combination of subject headings. If you get too many results, use the “Modify Search” button to add a keyword to your search.New to WorldCat or Interlibrary loan? Any reference librarian can assist you.
Databases: Find articles, book chapters, e-books
Historical Abstracts (1955 to present)
Scholarly literature about world history since 1450 (excluding the United States and Canada).
America: History & Life (1964 to present)
Covers the world's scholarly literature on the history and culture of the United States and Canada.
PAIS International (1972 to present)
Coverage of articles, selected books, government documents, research reports, etc., from a wide range of social sciences.
Political Science Abstracts (1975 to present)
Covers international journals in political science and its complementary fields.
Europe Since 1945: An Encyclopedia. New York ; London: Garland, 2001. Frost Reference: D1051 .E95 2001
Modern Germany: An Encyclopedia of History, People, and Culture, 1871-1990. Garland Reference Library of the Humanities vol. 1520. New York: Garland Pub, 1998. Frost Reference: DD14 .M64 1998
The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. Frost Reference: D205 .O94 2008
Search for the name of the book in default fields, and add book review as "Document Type".
In "Document Type" select "Book Reviews".
Finding primary source material in the 5 College Catalog
- Perform a subject search: Use one of the suggested subject headings and add “Sources” at the end of the phrase. Example: Germany History 1945-1955 Sources
- In the Five College Catalog's "Basic Search", search by "Author (last name first)" for: Germany Territory under Allied occupation, 1945-1955 : U.S. Zone Office of Military Government
- For publications of the High Commissioner for Germany, in the Five College Catalog's "Basic Search", search by "Author (last name first)" for: United States. Office of the US High Commissioner for Germany
Primary Sources Research Guide
See, especially, the section on finding primary sources in the catalog. Combining subject headings from the "Overview" of this course guide with primary source subheadings will often yield relevant results.
This guide to the formal collections and major holdings of Amherst College's Archives and Special Collections is not a complete inventory. Much of the listing was compiled from old finding aids in non-standard formats, and the information, especially dates, should be regarded as approximate.
Primary sources online (a selection):
The Germany Under Reconstruction digital collection provides a varied selection of publications in both English and German from the period immediately following World War II.
Combined search of the historic Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, and Washington Post. Use the "Date range" feature to focus on the historical period of interest.
The Foreign Relations of the United States series is the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions that have been declassified and edited for publication. The series is produced by the State Department's Office of the Historian and printed volumes are available from the Government Printing Office.
Reports, documents and journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.
Try searching “Germany” and “Reconstruction (1939-1951)” .