This guide is designed to give you a selection of resources if you are just beginning to do research in the field of education. It covers general educational theory and practice, elementary and secondary education, curriculum and instruction, and guidance for documenting the resources you use. You may wish to visit other guides in the 'education' group if your topic is more specialized such as ESL or special education.
Use the tabs above to explore what is in this guide.
o Getting started--where you are now.
o Search strategy and tips--guidance for defining your question and planning a search strategy for using library databases
o Finding books--search for print or electronic books, or media, that is located in a library or online
o Reference sources--recommended encyclopedias and research handbooks; these are good for a summary of research on a topic
o Finding articles--the best places to start if you are looking for journal articles
o In the news--places to start looking when you need newspaper articles or media segments
o Statistics--if you need a statistic to enhance your paper, you will find good sources here
o Websites--use these to supplement your library research
o Citing sources--help for completing the bibliography for your paper/project.
Finally, and most importantly, do not be shy about asking for help. My contact information (Lynn Haggard) is listed on the Home tab as well as the Help tab. I also do appointments for people who need more in-depth assistance or tutoring. You can also call the reference desk at Forsyth Library (785-628-5283 OR 1-800-628-FHSU, ext. 5283) All the librarians can help you get started, or answer questions at any stage of the process.
(Taken from a guide at University of St. Thomas Library written by Donna Nix
Primo Search Brief tutorial available on the Tutorials page of this guide
Search the Library Catalog to find books & e-books, print & e-journals, DVDs, CDs, government documents, & more.
Search Article Databases to find articles and other items from our subscription databases.
Search Digital Collections to find digitized photos, FHSU theses, Reveille yearbooks, and more.
Or Search It All with a single search.
(Click A to Z above the Primo search box, to search for e-journals by title)
|Library of Congress Classification|
|LC4001-LC4700.4||Children with Disabilities-Education|
|RC569.7-RC571||Mental Retardation-Developmental Disabilities|
|LB3454||Speech Therapy for Children-Education|
|GV445||Physical Education for People with Disabilities|