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EDFD 503 Methods of Research

A library research guide focusing on the literature review skills and resources in the research process.

Article and Database Research Skills Inventory

Below is a list of things you should be able to do when searching for articles in a database such as ERIC.  Get in touch with a librarian if you need help!

  • Selecting an appropriate database
  • Basic searching skills (boolean operators, etc.)
  • Read a database record
  • Recognize and use subject searching
  • Recognize and use limits 
  • Use database features such as citing, emailing, permalinking, etc.
  • Use Sprague Library's Journal A-Z List


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The following have some education-related content but also cover areas like health, social sciences, humanities, business, technology and more.

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