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EDFN 501 • APA Seminar: Welcome!

Library information and resources supporting EDFN 501 APA Seminar

Welcome to Ashland University Library

APA Seminar Library Guide

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This library guide is a starting point for research for Dwight Schar College of Education graduate students enrolled in the APA Seminar course. Here you will find information about and online access to:

  • Archer Library at Ashland University
  • Library Databases, Google Scholar & ILL
  • Archer Library & OhioLINK Catalogs
  • Resources for evaluating journal types
  • Journals of interest in graduate education
  • Resources for evaluating information
  • Citation & avoiding plagiarism resources

Literature Review

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. This section also includes a video tutorial to help manage your research with Google Drive, EBSCO databases, and OneSearch.

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 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 During IRC operating hours, Ask the IRC chat is available for general questions; a chat widget is located on this page.

Archer Library's reference librarians are available to help.  Contact them via email - - or stop in the library for a consultation. Visit the Archer Library Services for Students page for more details concerning reference and research help.


Diane Schrecker

Diane Schrecker, MLIS, M.Ed.

Curriculum & Instruction Librarian
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