There is no single database to use when searching for topics related to veterans. Choose the databases that suit the topic you are researching. For example, if you are interested in veterans and education, you may want to begin with ERIC. If you are looking for information on health related issues, you might want to try CINAHL, PILOTS, or PubMed. Prefer books and videos? This page will give you some tips and references.
Here is a list of databases you may want to start with:
You can find many more resources at Gumberg. Below are some quick links.
It can be tough to find resources at times, whether or not you have a topic in mind.
You can use Boolean searching (AND/OR) to find results both in the Gumberg Library catalog and in the databases the library subscribes to. Think about the different ways veterans can be described, and use those to help you (for example: retired military personnel). Here's an example from the Advanced Search box of the Gumberg catalog:
Here are two examples from Academic Search Elite and PsycINFO:
Here are some search ideas to get you started:
If you find a book in the catalog that you think will work for your research, you can click on the subject headings below to find similar books. For example, if you click on the book Warrior's Return, you can scroll down and see links:
Clicking on the links will bring up more books on your topic.