U.S. Military History

By FPL_Sheri

Do you like military history? We have the resources for you! From eBooks to databases with primary sources, you can find it from our website.

Did you know the first U.S. Military branch according to a resolution by the Continental Congress was the Army, but the Marines had the first commissioned officer? Or how about that the most recent branch is the Space Force? These branches are under the Department of Defense, which is the government’s largest agency. Their “mission is to provide the military forces needed to deter war and ensure our nation's security.”

If you would like to know more interesting facts about the military branches, specific conflicts, or individual soldiers check out the resources below.


The following databases are offered through TexShare. Please follow this link to learn more about accessing TexShare Databases, opens a new window.

Fold3 Library Edition

Convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. This continually-growing collection contains millions of records from world-class archives, many of which are exclusively available on Fold3.

Gale OneFile: Military and Intelligence

Search scholarly journals, magazines, and reports covering all aspects of past and present military affairs. Updated daily.

Gale OneFile: War and Terrorism

Gain valuable insight into conflicts and their causes, impact, and perception on a global scale.

Military & Government Collection

Full-text journals and periodicals pertaining to all branches of the military and government. It is designed to offer current news to military members, analysts, policy makers, students and researchers.

Military Database

Covers topics across all government and military branches, including international relations, political science, criminology, defense, aeronautics and space flight, communications, civil engineering, and more.

Digital Magazines

Military History Magazine, opens a new window

Military Trader Magazine, opens a new window

Military Vehicles Magazine, opens a new window


U.S. Military Stories, opens a new window


Parade Precedence, opens a new window

U.S. Department of Defense, opens a new window

Military Museums, opens a new window