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Ed.D. Research • Doctoral Program in Leadership Studies: Welcome

Library resources for Ed.D. research, locating dissertations, and an introduction to the library mentor program.


Ed.D. Research Library Guide

Screen grab Archer Library website imageWelcome to the Ed.D. Research library guide, your starting point for accessing Archer Library information and research resources for the Leadership Studies program and dissertation research.

What's here? Below is an overview of available resources featuring contact information, research help, and site navigation tips.


  • Welcome (this page), explore the Ed.D. student library information handout;
  • Database recommendations, A to Z Database List, ERIC, and Google Scholar;
  • Archer Library catalog, an eBook Overview, and an A to Z eBook Collections link;
  • Research items featuring select journals, education statistics, and internet resources;
  • Literature Review Model (Machi & McEvoy) and literature review resources;
  • Library guides for Qualitative, Quantitative, and Action Research;
  • Dissertation resources, including submission guidelines; and
  • Ashland University COE dissertations from OhioLINK ETD and ProQuest.


Librarians & Research Help

Faculty librarians at Ashland University's Archer Library are available for research consultations; one-on-one scheduled time to meet with doctoral students, discuss research strategies, and provide general assistance navigating library resources. You are encouraged to work with any librarian on duty at your convenience. However, if you want to be sure there is enough time to fully explore your dissertation topic, we recommend scheduling a research consultation appointment.

Research Consultations

Scheduling a research consultation is easy.

  • Email; 
  • Request an appointment using our online form;
  • Use the Ask a Librarian widget on this page to chat with a librarian;
  • Call us at 419.289.5402; or
  • Stop in Archer library to work with the librarian on duty.

Your Literature Review

The start of your literature review is a great time to meet with a librarian. Why? Librarians can help you structure a search, suggest Boolean strategies, use search limiters, and truncate search terms. We can also provide helpful tips for managing your search in EBSCO database folders and connect to Google Drive. Interested in learning more? Select the literature review tab at the top of the page.

Using this Guide

Navigate this guide using the tabs and drop-down menu options located at the top of the page. These resources are updated frequently, we recommend you bookmark this page for later use.  Keep in mind, Archer Library guides are available for use online, 24/7.

Curriculum Librarian / Education Liaison

           Diane Schrecker

Diane Schrecker, MLIS, M.Ed.

Curriculum Librarian
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☏ 419.207.6406


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