Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

* Research in Education: Welcome    

Getting started with education research

Welcome: Start Here

Research in Education Library Guide

AU Library online

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

  • Archer Library & Instructional Resource Center
  • Library Database Recommendations
  • Library Databases & Google Scholar
  • Evaluating Journal Types
  • Evaluating Information
  • Internet Resources
  • Citation & Fair Use

How do I use this library guide?

Use the tabs at the top of the page, and select a topic to explore. Archer Library and Instructional Resource Center (IRC) links, located in the welcome drop-down menu, will redirect you to our web sites. Navigate the resources in the order presented, left to right, or browse available topics. There is no "wrong way" to use this information portal. 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 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. Visit the Archer Library Services for Students page for more details concerning reference and research help.


Diane Schrecker

Diane Schrecker, MLIS, M.Ed.

Curriculum 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

Stay Connected!

 Pinterest  twitter  blog  IRC Web  irc chat