The Military REACH website was designed to make military family research easily accessible, practical, and
understandable. The Military REACH website consists of:
The REACH Library, an actively growing database of research related to the well-being of military
The REACH Dictionary, a collection of terms related to the Military, family sciences, and research
The Family Focus page, a collection of evidence-based recommendations for military families in an
REACH Monthly Newsletters, which includes the monthly collection of publications added to our
library database, a Monthly Topic written by a member of the research team or a guest author, and
general updates about the REACH team.
The Community Connections page, a collection of military family resources.
The homepage search bar offers quick access to Military REACH resources, such as the REACH Library,
REACH Dictionary, and Family Focus page.
Users can search anything from titles and authors, to keywords and focus terms.
As users type, suggested keywords will appear. Users can choose to select the keywords or ignore
them and continue typing.
Once a search is completed, the user will see the holdings related to their search terms separated by
category (i.e., Library, Dictionary, Family Focus, and News).
The search history is saved and located on the top, left section of the page.
To filter search results, users can apply REACH filters (e.g., year, publication type, focus term)
located on the left side of the page.
In the upper right corner of the page, users can sort their results by most recent or their
To quickly view more details about each library holding, users can select the folder icon on the
right side of the article holding.
To quickly share the article with one or more e-mail recipients, the user can select the arrow icon
on the right side of the article holding.
Using the search bar at the top of the library results page, users can make a new search or continue to
narrow their results by searching within their current search results.
Users can reduce the number of search results by using filters (e.g., year, publication type, focus
term) located on the left side of the page.
To re-expand the current search results, users can remove filters by selecting the "X" next to each
Note: The first search term is the original search term made by the user. If the user selects the "X"
to the original search term, they will be taken to the main library search page to begin a new