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Military Science

This guide is meant to point researchers in the direction of commonly-used Military Sciences resources available at Illinois State University. There are also descriptions of general search strategies to use those resources.

Finding Books at Milner

Military Science books can be found on the 5th floor of Milner Library. Here is a breakdown of the major subjects within Military Sciences, organized by Library of Congress call numbers. These are general topics. For more specific subtopics, reach out or search the library catalog.   

The resources in the More Help box below provide more information about finding and accessing books and other resources in Milner's catalog.

  • U 21‑22.3 - War. Philosophy. Military sociology
  • U 27‑43 - History of military science
  • U 45 - Historiography
  • U 56‑59 - Army clubs
  • U 150‑155 - Military planning
  • U 161‑163 - Strategy
  • U 164‑167.5 - Tactics
  • U 168 - Logistics
  • U 250‑255 - Maneuvers (combined arms)
  • U 260 - Joint operations. Combined operations
  • U 261 - Amphibious warfare
  • U 262 - Commando tactics
  • U 263‑264.5 - Atomic warfare. Atomic weapons
  • U 300‑305 - Artillery and rifle ranges
  • U 310‑310.2 - War games
  • U 320‑325 - Physical training of soldiers
  • U 400‑714 - Military education and training
  • U 750‑773 - Military life, manners and customs, antiquities, etc.
  • U 799‑897 - History of arms and armor
  • UA 21‑885 - By region or country
  • UA 910‑915 - Mobilization
  • UA 920‑925 - Plans for attack and defense
  • UA 926‑929 - Civil defense
  • UA 929.5‑929.95 - War damage in industry. Industrial defense
  • UA 940‑945 - Military communication
  • UA 950‑979 - Routes of travel. Distances
  • UA 985‑997 - Military geography
  • UB 160‑165 - Records, returns, muster rolls, etc.
  • UB 170‑175 - Adjutant generals' offices
  • UB 180‑197 - Civilian personnel departments
  • UB 250‑271 - Intelligence
  • UB 273‑274 - Sabotage
  • UB 275‑277 - Psychological warfare. Propaganda
  • UB 320‑338 - Enlistment, recruiting, etc.
  • UB 340‑345 - Compulsory service. Conscription and exemption
  • UB 356‑369.5 - Provision for veterans
  • UB 370‑375 - Military pensions, etc.
  • UB 380‑385 - Soldiers' and sailors' homes
  • UB 407‑409 - Warrant officers. Noncommissioned officers
  • UB 410‑415 - Officers
  • UB 416‑419 - Minorities, women, etc. in armed forces
  • UB 420‑425 - Furloughs
  • UB 440‑449.5 - Retired military personnel
  • UC 20‑258 - Organization of the service. By region or country
  • UC 260‑267 - Supplies and stores
  • UC 270‑360 - Transportation
  • UC 400‑440 - Barracks. Quarters. Camps
  • UC 460‑535 - Clothing and equipment
  • UC 540‑585 - Equipage. Field kits
  • UC 600‑695 - Horses. Mules. Remount service
  • UC 700‑780 - Subsistence
  • UD 157‑302 - Tactics. Maneuvers. Drill regulations
  • UD 320‑325 - Manual of arms
  • UD 330‑335 - Firing. Military sharpshooting
  • UD 340‑345 - Bayonet drill
  • UD 380‑425 - Small arms. Swords, etc.
  • UD 450‑455 - Mounted infantry
  • UD 460‑464 - Mountain troops
  • UD 470‑475 - Ski troops
  • UD 480‑485 - Airborne troops. Parachute troops
  • UD 490‑495 - Airmobile operations
  • UE 144‑145 - Horse cavalry
  • UE 147 - Armored cavalry
  • UE 157‑302 - Tactics. Maneuvers. Drill regulations
  • UE 420‑425 - Cavalry sword exercises
  • UE 460‑475 - Horses
  • UF 157‑302 - Tactics. Maneuvers. Drill regulations
  • UF 400‑405 - Field artillery
  • UF 450‑455 - Seacoast artillery
  • UF 460‑465 - Siege artillery
  • UF 470‑475 - Howitzer artillery. Mortar batteries
  • UF 480‑485 - Garrison artillery
  • UF 500‑515 - Weapons systems
  • UF 520‑537 - Ordnance and small arms
  • UF 540‑545 - Arsenals, magazines, armories, etc.
  • UF 560 ‑ 780 -Ordnance material (Ordnance proper)
  • UF 820‑830 - Ballistics. Velocities and motions of projectiles
  • UF 848‑856 - Artillery instruments. Fire control, etc.
  • UG 1‑620 - Military engineering
    • UG 160‑302 - Tactics and regulations
    • UG 335 - Bridges
    • UG 340 - Tunnels
    • UG 360‑390 - Field engineering
    • UG 400‑442 - Fortification
    • UG 443‑449 - Attack and defense. Siege warfare
    • UG 470‑474 - Military surveying, topography, and..mapping
    • UG 490 - Land mines, etc.
    • UG 500‑565 - Technical troops and other special corps
    • UG 570‑582 - Military signaling
    • UG 590‑613.5 - Military telegraphy and telephony
    • UG 614‑614.5 - Military electric lighting
    • UG 615‑620 - Military motor vehicles
  • UG 622‑1435 - Air forces. Air warfare
    • UG 633‑635 - By region or country
    • UG 637‑639 - Education and training
    • UG 640‑645 - Military aeronautical research
    • UG 700‑705 - Tactics
    • UG 730‑735 - Air defenses
    • UG 760‑765 - Aerial reconnaissance
    • UG 770‑1045 - Organization. Personnel management
    • UG 1097 - Air bases
    • UG 1100‑1435 - Equipment and supplies
  • UG 1500‑1530 - Military astronautics. Space warfare. Space surveillance
  • UH 20‑25 - Chaplains
  • UH 201‑515 - Medical and sanitary services
  • UH 520‑560 - Care of sick and wounded. Relief societies
  • UH 600‑629.5 - Military hygiene and sanitation
  • UH 700‑705 - Public relations. Press. War correspondents
  • UH 750‑769 - Military social work. Social welfare services
  • UH 800‑910 - Recreation and information services

  • V 25-55 - History and antiquities of naval science
  • V 66-69 - Navy clubs
  • V 160-165 - Strategy
  • V 167-178 - Tactics
  • V 200 - Coast defense
  • V 210-214.5 - Submarine warfare
  • V 390-395 - Naval research
  • V 396-396.5 - Military oceanography
  • V 399 - Automation in the naval sciences
  • V 400-695 - Naval education
  • V 720-743 - Naval life, manners and customs, antiquities, etc.
  • V 750-995 - War vessels: Construction, armament, etc.
  • VA 49-395 - United States
  • VA 400-750 - Other regions or countries
  • VB 21-124 - By region or country
  • VB 170-187 - Civil department
  • VB 260-275 - Enlisted personnel
  • VB 307-309 - Warrant officers
  • VB 310-315 - Officers
  • VB 320-325 - Minorities, women, etc. in navies
  • VC 20-258 - Organization of service
  • VC 260-268 - Supplies and stores
  • VC 270-279 - Equipment of vessels, supplies, allowances, etc.
  • VC 280-345 - Clothing and equipment
  • VC 350-410 - Subsistence. Provisioning
  • VC 412-425 - Navy yards and stations. Shore facilities
  • VD 21-124 - By region or country
  • VD 160-302 - Drill regulations
  • VD 330-335 - Shooting
  • VD 360-390 - Small arms
  • VD 400-405 - Small boat service
  • VE 23-124 - By region or country
  • VE 160-302 - Drill regulations
  • VE 330-335 - Shooting
  • VE 360-390 - Small arms
  • VE 420-425 - Barracks, quarters, etc.
  • VE 430-435 - Training camps
  • VF 21-124 - By region or country
  • VF 160-302 - Ordnance instructions and drill books
  • VF 310-315 - Target practice
  • VF 346-348 - Naval weapons systems
  • VF 350-375 - Ordnance and arms (General)
  • VF 390-510 - Ordnance material (Ordnance proper)
  • VG 20-25 - Chaplain
  • VG 50-55 - Coast guard and coast signal service
  • VG 70-85 - Naval communication by telegraphy, telephone, etc.
  • VG 90-95 - Naval aviation
  • VG 100-475 - Medical service
  • VG 500-505 - Public relations. Press. War correspondents
  • VG 2000 - Social work. Social welfare services
  • VG 2020-2029 - Recreation and information service
  • VK 15-124 History, conditions, etc.
  • VK 321-369.8 - Harbors. Ports
  • VK 381-397 - Signaling
  • VK 401-529 - Study and teaching
  • VK 549-572 - Science of navigation
  • VK 573-587 - Nautical instruments
  • VK 588-597 - Marine hydrography. Hydrographic surveying
  • VK 600-794 - Tide and current tables
  • VK 798-997 - Sailing directions. Pilot guides
  • VK 1000-1249 - Lighthouse service
  • VK 1250-1299 - Shipwrecks and fires
  • VK 1299.5-1299.6 - Icebreaking operations
  • VK 1300-1491 - Saving of life and property
  • VK 1500-1661 - Pilots and pilotage
  • VM 15-124 - History
  • VM 165-276 - Study and teaching
  • VM 295-296 - Contracts and specifications
  • VM 298.5-301 - Shipbuilding industry. Shipyards
  • VM 311-466 - Special types of vessels
  • VM 595-989 - Marine engineering
  • VM 975-989 - Diving

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