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* Research in Education: Welcome    

This page is a starting point for research in the field of education. Library resources include reference titles, databases recommendations, Internet Links and Citation Guides & Plagiarism resources.

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 at Ashland University
  • The Instructional Resource Center
  • Library Databases & OneSearch
  • Library Databases & Google Scholar
  • Resources for Evaluating Information
  • Internet Resources for Education
  • Citation & Fair Use

What will I find in here?

This library supports beginning research in education. You will find links to Ashland University Library online resources, information about AU Library's OneSearch, recommendations for AU Library Databases to use in education research, Tips and criteria for evaluating sources, a selection of AU Library Reference Resource items, Internet Resources for education research, resources for citation and (avoiding) plagiarism, and an overview of the Instructional Resource Center.

How do I use this library guide?

Review and select one of the topic tabs at the top of the page; the Ashland University Library and Instructional Resource Center links in the welcome drop-down menu will direct you to our web sites. Navigate the resources in the order presented or simply browse by selecting a topic of interest, 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

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