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EDUC 5P92 Part 1
EDUC 5P92 Part 1
EDUC 5P92 Part 1
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EDUC 5P92 Part 1
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EDUC 5P92 Part 1

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  • 1. <ul><li>A bit about the literature review </li></ul><ul><li>Finding articles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Review of databases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Finding articles that use a specific research methodology </li></ul></ul>
  • 2. <ul><li>Helps you and your readers understand: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What you know about your topic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What other people know about your topic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What research has been done </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How research was done </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Where are the gaps? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jumping off point for your study </li></ul></ul>
  • 3.  
  • 4. <ul><li>Finding appropriate sources of information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Where to start? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BOOKS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Including encyclopedias/handbooks </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>E.g. Handbook of adult and continuing education </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>JOURNAL ARTICLES </li></ul></ul>
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  • 6. <ul><li>Recommended: Education Research Complete; ERIC@ Scholarsportal </li></ul><ul><li>Tips: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Limit to scholarly (peer reviewed) journals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Look for descriptors (or subject headings) for more focused results </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use research methodology in your search terms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Get it” button looks for the full text throughout all of the Library’s databases </li></ul></ul>
  • 7. <ul><li>Try adding “literature review” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>you will see examples of lit reviews, plus get an overview of some aspect of your topic </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Or “narrative” or “quantitative” etc. </li></ul>
  • 8. <ul><li>Visit the Graduate Education Research Guide or Education Course Pages </li></ul><ul><li>See the Help pages </li></ul><ul><li>Contact the Library Help Desk </li></ul><ul><ul><li>905-688-5550 x. 3233 or use email form </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Contact your liaison librarian: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jennifer Thiessen (phone, chat, email) </li></ul></ul>

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