1. How can I access this database? You can access the VHA via the "Databases" menu on the SU Libraries Website (http://library.syr.edu/).
2. How do I log in? The first time you use the VHA, you must register on the VHA Website. Registration is FREE. You will be asked to create a personal account with a username and password. (This is different from your NetID.)
3. How do I search the VHA to find testimonies of interest? The database can be searched in a variety of ways, including: Quick Search; Experience Groups Search (e.g., in the case of testimonies from the Holocaust/ World War II era, "Jewish Survivors," "Rescuers and Aid Providers (Holocaust)," "Sinti and Roma Survivors," "Liberators," "Political Prisoners," "Jehovah’s Witness Survivors," "War Crimes Trial Participants," "Miscellaneous [Individuals] (World War II)," "Eugenics Policies Survivors," "Non-Jewish Forced Laborers," and "Homosexual Survivors"); Index Search (searching or browsing on indexing terms in the USC Shoah Foundation Thesaurus); People Search (i.e., for specific interviewees' or persons' names); and Places Search (browsing, searching, or zooming in on a Google Map). A search can be limited by language of interviews and/or gender of interviewees.