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EDU 6920: Education Research: Start Researching

Tips and Resources for Gleason's Fall 2017 course

Citing Sources

Have a Citation?

If you have a citation and want the full-text, search our Journals A-Z for the title of the journal where the article is published:

Best Bets

Start your research in Castleton OneSearch or one of these databases:

Using Sources

When integrating sources into your own work, you want to:

  1.  Accurately represent those sources
  2.  Use them to support your own ideas and arguments

"In most cases, your best bet is to know your material well enough that you can set a source aside and write about its ideas in your own words. Otherwise, you run the risk of simply compiling a data dump or creating a patchwork of quotations. When you can sum up the gist of a source - its main point - instead of quoting from it excessively, that will save your reader time and will demonstrate that you really know the material. It will also leave more room for you to put your own stamp on the ideas you are writing about." From Getting Started - a Guide to How the Library Works: Using Sources.

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Topics & Background Information

Need to select a topic or find background information on your topic?  Try one of these online reference resources: