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Research in Education: Welcome    

Getting started with education research

Welcome: Start Here

Research in Education Library Guide

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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.



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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