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UED 691: Research and Writing: Home

This guide will be useful in helping you to collect, classify, interpret, report data, scholarly research and methodology for evluating and writing research papers.

Welcome

Why seek information and resources from other libraries?

While the Lyman Beecher Brooks Library offers a wide variety of resources to suit your research needs, we also understand that Distance Education students may especially need resources that are difficult to provide remotely.

We hope that this guide helps you locate libraries near you that can supplement the extensive resources already provided to you by the Lyman Beecher Brooks Library.

Follow the instructions below:

1) Find Books

Use this page to find print and ebook resources on your topic. 

2) Find Articles

This is where you'll find articles of information for your topic. There are multiple databases you can use, and you should them as they cover varied aspects of your topic. You'll also be able to find information about your profession, art, culture, and gender.

3) Find Reference/Background Information

Use this resource to find general information.

4) Find Images

If you need to have images for your presentation, there are very good resources to help you find ones that visually represent your topic.

5) Schedule an Appointment

Here's where you can schedule your group to meet with a Research Consultant at the Library.

Website Searching

Google Advanced Search Shortcuts

Government Website Searching resilient teens site:.gov

This will search for resilient teens only in U.S. Government websites.  Adding quotations makes it an exact search.

Educational Sites Searches resilient teens site:.edu

Searching .gov, .edu., and .org pages Simultaneously:  resilient:"teens" site:.gov OR .edu Searches both .gov and .edu websites at the same time. Yes, you have to put the OR in all caps.

 

PowerPoint Sites Searching:    Resilient teens

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If you see this page after you run a few of these searches, take it as a huge compliment. Running searches that have this level of sophistication causes Google to be suspicious of you. Basically, it's Google saying, "Wait, most people don't know how to search like this. Who are you and how did you learn how to really use the Internet."

 

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Recommended Databases

Here are a few recommended Databases  below:

Academic Search Complete

Credo Reference Online

CQ Researcher

Global Issues

JSTOR

Opposing Viewpoints

Example an another search in Opposing Viewpoints:   

Resilient, high school, teens

Psychnet

 

 

Keywords

Try using these keywords

resilience

high school

teens

adolescents

urban areas

high crime

 

Boolean Searching (Colorado State)

 

Limiting Your Search

Most databases also allow you to limit your search or refine your results set by:

  • date
  • language
  • age
  • subject=resilient
  • gender
  • special populations=teens
  • women
  • children
  • geographical area=urban and high crime
  • material type (eg. Review articles, which will provide an overview of research on a particular topic)
  • journal title

In many cases, you can also limit a search to scholarly or peer reviewed articles.

 

Remove Terms

Notice terms that are bringing up irrelevant hits and try removing them.