Resources For and About Veterans

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About this Guide

Students will find recommended print and electronic resources for research on military veterans.
Use the tabs above to navigate through the pages of this guide.
You can also visit the Veterans Support Program for more information about SBCC services for veterans and their families.

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Print Reference Sources

Reference sources such as encyclopedias are a good place to begin your research. The following books are available in the Reference section, next to the Reference and Information Desk in the Luria Library:

  • Encyclopedia of the American Armed Forces — R 355.00973 A969e 2005

Online Reference Sources

To access online library resources from off campus, you will be prompted to enter your Pipeline username and password.


Search the library catalog (books+) for books on your topic. Your search results will include articles as well. Limit to books by choosing the appropriate box from the menu to the left of the results.


Search for articles in the following library databases.
These resources will require your Pipeline account information when you access them off campus.

Recommended Websites

Evaluating Websites

Figuring out whether the information you find online is credible enough for college research can be challenging. Use the P.R.O.V.E.N. Test for Evaluating Sources to determine whether the sources you find are credible:

  • Purpose: The reason the information exists. Is the purpose to sell, to entertain, to inform, to teach, or to persuade? Do the authors and publishers/sponsors make their purposes clear? Is this source designed for general readers or academic readers?
  • Relevance: The importance of the information for your needs. Does it relate to your topic? Does it meet the requirements of your assignment? Is it too basic or too advanced?
  • Objectivity: The reasonableness of the information. Is it fact or opinion? Is it biased? Do the authors use strong or emotional language, or leave out important facts or alternative perspectives?
  • Verifiability: The truthfulness and accuracy of the information. Where does the information come from? Can you verify it in other sources? Are there citations or links to other sources? What do experts say about the topic?
  • Expertise: The source of the information. Who are the authors, publishers, or sponsors of the information? Are they experts, or has the information been reviewed by experts? Is it posted on a personal website or blog?
  • Newness: The timeliness of the information. When was the information published or posted? Is it up to date? Is your topic in an area that requires current information (such as technology or current events), or will older sources work as well?

Citation Guidelines

Below are some resources for creating citations for sources found on the internet and through library databases.
More resources are available on the Citation Guides page.

MLA Citation Style from Purdue Owl

APA Citation Style from Purdue Owl

APA Citation Style from Camosun College