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Urban Education PhD

Library Orientation

Beginning Research: Tips and Stratgies

1. What are your needs?

2. Get to know the resources

3. Evaluate what you find

4. Organize, cite, and review

Search and Access Tips

Tips for searching:

  • Check your syllabus or assignments for dates, types of documents, or resource requirements.
  • Use the "advanced searching" to link words together with and, or, & not
  • Keep it simple searching (KISS)--use NOUNS, not descriptive questions
  • Looks for the option "Academic", "Peer-Reviewed" or "Scholarly" in the databases
  • EMAIL the articles to yourself--and include the APA citation!