Research Guide: Military Studies & Veterans' Issues

Finding Articles

Veterans' issues is a big topic. We suggest narrowing your focus to a subtopics such as healthcare, psychology, education, and so on. Here are some searches that can help you get started:

veterans AND "post traumatic stress disorder"
veterans AND education
veterans AND rehabilitation
veterans AND employment
veterans AND politics




Background Information

The following books provide background information for beginning research about veterans.

  • American Veterans on War: Personal Stories from World War II to Afghanistan
  • Floor 4, U 52. T 77 2011
  • The Wounded Warrior Handbook: A Resource Guide for Returning Veterans
  • Floor 4, UB 363. P 55 2015
  • Binding Their Wounds: America's Assault on Its Veterans
  • Floor 4, UB 369. T 67 2011
  • Military Mental Health Care: A Guide for Service Members, Veterans, Families, and Communities
  • Floor 4, UH 628.3 L 39 2013
  • Life After the Military: A Handbook for Transitioning Veterans
  • Floor 4, UB 357. H 55 2011
  • Field Tested: Recruiting, Managing and Retaining Veterans
  • Floor 4, UB 357. K 525 2012
  • Haunted by Combat: Understanding PTSD in War Veterans Including Women, Reservists, and Those Coming Back from Iraq
  • Floor 4, RC 552. P 67 P 38 2007
  • Ask and Tell: Gay and Lesbian Veterans Speak Out
  • Floor 4, UB 418. G 38 E 77 2007
  • Once a Warrior, Always a Warrior: Navigating the Transition from Combat to Home
  • Floor 4, RD 550. H 64 2010

Web Resources

United States Department of Defense

The Department of Defense website is a hub for current news about the US military and related politics.

United States Department of Veterans Affairs

The Department of Veterans Affairs is charged with promoting the health and welfare of veterans of the American armed forces. Their site not only has a lot of resources for veterans, but also a wealth of research material on topics related to veterans.

Veterans History Project

Created and maintained by the Library of Congress, this project collects oral histories from veterans and digitizes archival documents. The project covers World War I through the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. (The George Sutherland Archives also has veterans' oral histories.)

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