World Book Online

Find general information about a World War I.



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Gale World History Database

Enter World War I into the search box to find articles, images, and videos about World War I.


American Decades

Daily life through American history in primary documents

World War I almanac

World War I: people, politics, and power

Web Sites

The Western Front Association

Established by noted military historian John Giles, this website offers articles and images pertaining to “The Great War”.

The BBC: History

The BBC has a great website on World War One. There are videos, articles, and even a virtual tour of the trenches!

PBS: The Great War

PBS has a great website full of information leading up to the war, as well as an in depth overview of the war itself. You can also explore maps and read or listen to interviews of people who experienced the war first hand.

Google Life Images

These beautiful images from Life Magazine may be used for personal, non-commercial use only. Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive from the 1750s to today. Please give credit to Life Magazine.

NY Public Library

Free and open access to over 700,000 images digitized from the New York Public Library’s collections, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, photographs, and more. Low resolution downloads can be used for non-profit purposes, however, NYPL states that the user is responsible for obtaining all permissions for all non- public domain images. When using the images, please credit the Library as follows: “Courtesy of The New York Public Library.” Use quotation marks around your search name.

Creating a timeline in Excel

Basic timeline video and some directions for a more elaborate timeline.

Step-by-step directions for a more elaborate timeline.