Military, naval, aerospace, and veterans studies: Veterans: for and about

Resources for veterans studies researchers

Veterans studies is an emergent, interdisciplinary, but diffuse field field on scholarly, creative, and applied research.  You can get a sense of the breadth of publications about veterans with a simple keyword search for veterans in Virginia Tech Discovery Search (which includes articles and books restricted to current VT students and employees) and the OADTL (which identifies open-access resources, especially in humanities and social sciences, available to anyone in the world who can access the web).

At this time, no research databases are devoted specifically to the study of veterans.  Given the volume of results in Discovery search, it is more efficient to work through tools for specific disciplines that might have a stake in your veterans-related research -- veterans in art or agriculture or governance or history, and so on.  Think of disciplines as scaffolds, not silos.

Portals to resources for veterans

Don't overlook public libraries' resources for veterans

Many public libraries provide databases and community events that address veterans' needs to residents with appropriate library cards.  (Virginia Tech students qualify for cards at  the Blacksburg library and other branches of the Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library District [MFRL] no matter where their homes are.)  For example, the Library of Virginia makes Brainfuse VetNow available to public libraries across the commonwealth.

Check with your local and/or hometown public library about language-learning options it makes available to its members.

Virginia resources for veterans