Welcome to the Research Guide for the Doctoral Program in School Improvement!
In this guide we try to address the usual questions you will have about doing library research. This is not a substitute for getting live research help -- just a reference for you.
When starting a research project, first go to General Info to look in subject-specific encyclopedias and handbooks. These will offer background information and can help you focus your topic.
Then go to Finding Sources to look for books and articles.
Once you have some resources on your topic, follow the instructions in the Web of Knowledge User Guide to do cited-reference searching (to see who has cited the same sources you are going to use).
Of course, at any time in this process you can contact us to Get Help!
When making this guide we attempted to include what you would need so it would all be in one place. We're sure there are items we have forgotten and still others you will discover and want included in this guide. Please feel free to email one of us to ask that we add content here as you deem appropriate. This guide is for YOU, not for us, so please let us know how it can be more useful for you.