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Suggested resources for all types of educational research.
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Purpose of this Guide

This  guide is appropriate for students doing research in education.  Your input is important.  If you have suggestions for additions or changes to this guide, I want to hear from you.

For more information about the resources on this guide or to schedule an appointment,  please contact me via email or phone 314-977-3598. 

Other contacts include the information desk at Pius XII Memorial Library 314-977-3103, general email reference, or chat reference.

State Standards and Statistics

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

This Guide Covers

  • Search Tips
    .....Strategies to use when searching databases.
  • Find Articles
    .....Use major education databases, databases related to education, and general databases to locate articles on your topic.
  • Find Books
    .....SLU Library Catalog, MOBIUS Library Catalog, & WorldCat.
  • Find E-Books
    .....eBooks in the Library Catalog and free ebooks.
  • Book Reviews
    .....Search databases and ejournal collections to locate book reviews.
  • Reference Books/Videos
    .....Locate online and print reference books and videos.
  • Find Dissertations
    .....Search for dissertations, primarily in the United States, but also some freely available ones from Europe and Australia.
  • Journals
    .....How to find online journals, find out where to publish, and check journal rankings.
  • Newspapers
    .....Newspapers with current news.
  • Evaluating Resources
    .....What to look for when evaluating articles and websites.
  • Scholarly vs. Popular
    ....A refresher on the criteria for scholarly versus popular publications.
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Research
    .....The differences between qualitative and quantitative research methods.
  • Literature Reviews
    .....See different configurations for literature reviews.
  • Statistics
    .....Sources for statistics about education
  • Tests & Measures
    .....Sources to help you locate tests and measures.
  • Citation Tools
    .....Learn about the citation tools available, including books.
  • Jesuit Education
    .....Information about AJCU schools, and Jesuit sources.
  • Off-Campus Access
    .....Access subscribed resources from off campus.

Find Databases

Go to the SLU Libraries Homepage

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  • If you know the database you want, click on the Databases tab, and select it from one of the drop-down database lists.
  • If you do not know which database to use, click Databases by Subject link, and try a general one from the "General" list or a subject list that "matches" your topic.

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Georgia Baugh, MA, MALIS
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Martha Allen, M.A.L.I.S.
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