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Vietnam War Memory Project: MMC 2000

This guide has been developed to assist students and instructors participating in Pensacola State College's Vietnam War Memory Project.

Library Print and eBooks

Films on Demand

General Search Tips

1)  When searching, always make your most important term the first term in your search.  For this project, use Vietnam War; an alternate search under Viet Nam War should also be considered.

2)  Have a number of other words ready to add to your search.  Remember that different search terms will bring you different results.  For this project, try adding words such as journalism, television, press coverage, mass media

Web Resources

Articles from Databases

Using the search tips on the left, search the following databases for relevant articles on the influence of mass media on the Vietnam War.

  • History Reference Center
  • Military & Government Collection


Examples of articles that one can find in these databases are


McClancy, K. (2013).  The iconography of violence: television, Vietnam, and the soldier hero.  Film & History, 43(2), 50-6.



Rollins, P. (1984). The Vietnam War: perceptions through literature, film, and television. American Quarterly, 36(3), 419-432. doi:1. Retrieved from doi:1



Rather, D.  (2001).  Truth on the battlefield.  Harvard International Review, 23(1), 66.

Academic Streaming Videos

The library subscribes to Films on Demand, a database that provides video content appropriate for academic research.  Videos can be watched in their entirety or as individual segments on your computer.  To access Films on Demand,you will have to login through a Canvas course or by using your PSC library ID and PIN.

An example of what you will find in Films on Demand is "Military's mistrust of media", a segment in the Iraq: War and Truth video.