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Silent Mentor: Guide to Sources



Silent Mentor: Guide to Sources
This guide shows you where to look for reliable information about your silent mentor.

It demonstrates the best sources to use, how to find documentary evidence that references your mentor, and how to find related material about battles and campaigns in which they participated.


If you would like further help with your research

  •     please contact a liaison librarian via our AskUs service
  •     phone 0434 369 043, or
  •     visit the Academy Library at building 13 on campus.

Search tips

Where do I begin my research?

Begin with the information you have been given by your supervisor.

You should have:

  • a silent mentor name
  • a service number
  • a rank
  • a unit.

These are all good starting points.

As you dig deeper into your research, write down any additional information you find such as decorations, battles, campaigns, date and place of embarkation, place of birth and residence. Use these to expand your search.

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