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Action Research: Welcome

Use this guide as a starting point for action research.

Welcome to Archer Library

Action Research Library Guide

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This library guide is a starting point for qualitative research. A handout for EDFN 504: Action Research for Educational Improvement is included with the welcome menu.

This guide includes the following information and resources:

  • Welcome & Archer Library website
  • Locating Books in Archer Library & OhioLINK
  • Locating eBooks & eBook Collections
  • Databases and Journals
  • Action Research & Statistics (Internet Resources)
  • Literature Review Model & research appointments
  • Internet Resources with citation & research links

Literature Reviews

Explore Machi & McEvoy's Literature Review Model (2009) to learn how librarians can support you during research projects and where the library 'fits' in their six step literature review process. Discover how to incorporate boolean operators and utilize limiters to strategically focus your search strategies. The literature review page includes a video tutorial for managing your research with Google Drive, EBSCO, and OneSearch, as well as a sub-page with literature review resources.

Using this Library Guide

Navigate this guide using the tabs located at the top of the page; several include drop-down menu options with additional information. Select a tab to review page contents and use the arrow to locate corresponding topics. Feel free to download, print, and save any handouts provided. Resources are updated frequently, take time to bookmark this resource guide for later use. Archer Library guides are available online, 24/7.


If you have questions about any of the Archer Library resources presented in this guide, or need help using them, feel free to contact me via email at

Ask a Librarian chat is available for help during reference hours; a chat widget is located on this page. You may also email a member of the reference team at

Need more help? Schedule a research appointment using our online form.


Diane Schrecker

Diane Schrecker, MLIS, M.Ed.

Curriculum & Instruction Librarian
Head of the IRC
☏ 419.207.6406

Instructional Resource Center
Archer Library at Ashland University
509 College Avenue
Ashland, OH 44805

☏ 419.289.5406

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