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.

Qualitative Research: Welcome

Use this guide as a starting point for qualitative research.

Welcome to Ashland University Library

Qualitative Research LibGuide

AU Library online

This library guide is a starting point for qualitative research. Here you will find information and resources including:

  • Welcome! About this library guide
  • Locating Books from AU Library & OhioLINK
  • Locating eBooks & eBook Collections
  • Journals and Databases
  • Research & Statistics (Internet Resources)
  • Literature Review Model & research appointments
  • Internet Resources with citation & research links

Literature Reviews

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.

Using this Library 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. Feel free to download, print, and save any handouts provided. Resources are updated frequently, take time to bookmark this resource guide for later use. Ashland University Library guides are available online, 24/7.


If you have questions about any of the Ashland University Library resources presented in this guide, or need help using them, feel free to contact me via email at

Ask a Librarian chat is available for help during reference hours; a chat widget is located on this page. You may also email a member of the reference team at


Diane S.

Diane Schrecker, MLIS

Curriculum Librarian
Head of the IRC

☏ 419.207.6406


Instructional Resource Center
Ashland University Library
509 College Avenue
Ashland, OH 44805

☏ 419.289.5406


We can help!

Visit the AU library web site to learn more about research help.

Ask a librarian. Schedule a reference appointment in-person or via Zoom.