Many disciplines can approach the same question or problem, bringing their own orientations, approaches, and jargon. This page provides shortcuts to a selection of the major resources to access their literatures. It also addresses tools for learning languages. Graduate students may want to consult some additional specialized resources for research and for writing and depositing their theses or dissertatations.
For a comprehensive list of digital collections of historical primary sources, from news media archives to collections of government documents, consult the primary sources tabs in the library's History subject guide.
If you want to learn on the go or don't want to depend on internet access, the Virginia Tech Libraries have a large collection of language learning compact disks on the 5th floor of Newman Library that you can check out. These links will show you their call numbers and check-out status.
Many public libraries offer entry-level online language-learning tools like Mango Languages or Rocket Languages to residents with appropriate library cards. (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.)
Check with your local and/or hometown public library about your options.