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Information Resources for Veterans: Library Resources

Online Searches for Military/Veterans Information

When searching for information related to veterans or the military through the University of Akron's online resources (e.g. academic research databases, news repositories, etc.), type related keywords into the search boxes below. The University Libraries general resource search engine, ZipSearch, or the database Academic Research Complete, both of which appear below this box, are excellent places to start.

Example keywords: military, veterans, army, navy, marine corps, coast guard, air force, armed forces

Combining keywords and concepts within these search boxes can point you to more specific information.

For example, the following combination may give you recently published information on available Veteran benefits related to attend higher education institutions.

Example search: Veteran AND benefits AND higher education

For further assistance, please consult a librarian.




Academic Search Complete

Academic Search Complete


Military-related Print Materials

Top print/electronic resources for Veterans available through University Libraries

Finding success as a returning veteran or military student / Phil McNair and Fred Stielow.

From the Marine Corps to college: Transitioning from the service to higher education / Jillian Ventrone.

Military-to-civilian career transition guide: The essential job search handbook for service members / Janet I. Farley.

Serving America's veterans: A reference handbook / Lawrence J. Korb, [et al.]

Understanding and working with the veteran student [electronic resource]: A guide for educators / Bret A. Moore, 2012, c 2013.

Veterans' rights and benefits / Margaret C. Jasper.

Searching for Information

You can search for additional items in the University Libraries' general catalog by using the UA Libraries Catalog Search box below.  Use keywords such as 'military,' 'veterans,' or 'armed forces' to find additional materials on these topics.

You can also search for additional items held in locations around Ohio by using the OhioLINK Catalog Search box, also below.

University Libraries Catalog Search

OhioLINK Catalog Search