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Online GSE Program Library Research Guide: Begin Here

Library resources and information for students in the online Graduate School of Education program


Welcome! This research guide was created for you, the online students and faculty in the Graduate School of Education program, in order to assist you virtually with library information.

Please contact us at any time if you have questions about your research.


Welcome to the Education Research Guide

  • The topic of education covers all ages and subject areas. 
  • Browse the pages at the top to find books, journal articles, statistics, and more.
  • Web Content for Teachers will direct you to many free teaching materials.

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Note to Counselors (PSGE) and Educational Leadership Students (ASGE)

The pages listed below are found at the top of this guide and have specific information related to your course of study: 


Starting Your Research

  1. Think about the topic and narrow/limit the subject.
  2. Read articles from general sources, such as encyclopedias or .edu websites for background information.
  3. Phrase your topic as a Research Question.  The Question cannot be answered by "Yes" or "No!"  Your paper is the answer to your Research Question. It will be answered by your reading and using library materials.
  4. Create keywords from your Research Question.
  5. Create search strategies for use in databases.
  6. Write your paper and document your sources.
  7. Proofread.



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