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M.Ed. Research • Adult Education: Welcome

Library information and resources for M.Ed. in Adult Education || EDAE 501, 503, 505, 601, & 603

Welcome to Ashland University Library

The M.Ed. Adult Education Library Guide

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This library guide is a starting point for research in the field of adult education. Here you will find information about and online access to:

  • Archer Library at Ashland University
  • Library Databases & OneSearch
  • Library Catalog & eBooks
  • Resources for evaluating journal types
  • Journals of interest to the adult education field
  • Resources for evaluating information
  • Internet resources for education statistics & organizations
  • Citation & avoiding plagiarism resources

Literature Review

Explore Machi & McEvoy's Literature Review Model (2009) to learn how AU 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. This section also includes a video tutorial to help manage your research with Google Drive, EBSCO databases, and OneSearch.

★ Voices in Adult Education

Scholars identified by M. Ed. professors as important Voices in Adult Education is a key feature of this guide. Explore pages dedicated to Malcolm S. Knowles, Stephen Brookfield, Rosemary Cafferella, Sharan Merriam, and Edward Thorndike. Choose a name from the drop-down menu and review selected resoruces including books, eBooks, journal articles, and internet resources.

Using this 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. Throughout the guide, infographics and handouts provided; download, print, and save them for future reference. Resources are updated frequently, take time to bookmark this M.Ed. Adult Education guide for later use.  Archer Library guides are available online, 24/7.


If you have questions about any of the Library resources presented in this guide, or need help using them, feel free to contact me via email at During IRC operating hours, Ask the IRC chat is available for general questions; a chat widget is located on this page.

Contact an Archer Library reference librarian via email at, you may also schedule a research appointment using our online help form.



Diane Schrecker

Diane Schrecker, MLIS, M.Ed.

Curriculum & Instruction Librarian
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