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Iraq and Afghanistan

**NOTE:  Before you print you must either:

1) Highlight what you want on the webpage, go to “File” and “Print,” click the circle next to “Selection,” then “Print.”  OR

2)  Copy and paste to a Word document (to find “Word,” go to “Start” and choose “Programs.”  “MS Office” is where “Word” can be found.)   Once you have the information copied and pasted to the Word Document, you can change the size of the font to a smaller size (On the Word Document go to "Edit" then "Select All."  Click the arrow next to the font size number at the top and change the number to 10 or 8 if you can read text that small.)  OR

3) If you are in a database (Gale, EBSCO, Salem History etc.) use the “printer friendly” icon and you don’t have to copy and paste.


 The following are links to purchased databases (provide citations for you):

Ebsco's MegaFILE Database-  combination periodicals & books - Be sure to select "FULL TEXT" box:

Encyclopedia of World Biography Database (Gale Virtual Reference Library database):

Gale Group Discovering Collection Database -  Once you have an article, look on left side of screen for narrower topics.  Citation is near bottom of screen: “Source Citation":

Gale Virtual Reference Library Database - A collection of reference e-books. Citation is near bottom of screen: “Source Citation":

Salem Press’ History Database: Ancient World through Twentieth Century, Notorious Lives, Milestone Documents and Decades 1950s – 1980s.


The following websites are reliable but are not purchased databases (you need to figure out the citation yourself):

Afghanistan – History – Michigan State University’s website:http://globaledge.msu.edu/countries/Afghanistan/history

Afghanistan – War – CNN’s website:  http://www.cnn.com

Afghanistan - War – East Carolina University’s website: http://www.ecu.edu/lib/govdoc/afghanistan.cfm

Afghanistan - War - New York Times’ website: http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/international/countriesandterritories/afghanistan/index.html

Afghanistan - War - PBS’s website:  http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/features/world/july-dec09/afghan_09-02.html

Afghanistan – War – Time Magazine’s website:  http://search.time.com/results.html?N=0&Nty=1&N=0&Ntt=afghanistan&x=274&y=7

Afghanistan - War – U.S. Government Documents:  http://www.lib.umich.edu/government-documents-center/explore/browse/documents-in-the-news+afghan-war/269/search/

Country info - CIA World Factbook: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-worldfactbook/geos/xx.html                        

Country info – Background Notes – U.S. Department of State’s website:  http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/index.htm

Iraq War - History – about.com: http://middleeast.about.com/od/ira1/ss/me080317.htm

Iraq War – Human Cost of War – MIT’s website: http://web.mit.edu/humancostiraq

Iraq War – Librarians’ Internet Index website: http://lii.org/pub/htdocs/search?search=iraq%20war;action=show;searchtype=keywords

Iraq War – timeline – about.com: http://usforeignpolicy.about.com/od/newsiss3/a/iraqwartimeline.htm

20th Century History by the Decade – Chico Unified Schools’ website: http://melvil.chicousd.org/decs2.html   

20th Century History Timeline - about.com: http://history1900s.about.com/library/weekly/aa110900a.htm 

20th and 21st Centuries History - World Wide Web Virtual Library (WWW-VL): http://vlib.iue.it/history/USA

20th & 21st Centuries major events (for national and international news)- History Central -http://www.historycentral.com/20th/index.html                     


MLA Citation Guideline Sheets: