Education: Research Help

Research Assistance

Here are videos, printable handouts, and links that some of the most common education research questions. Most videos are super short--under five minutes! Still have questions? Ask Gayle, your Education Librarian!

Getting Started: Definitions

What is a "database"?


What is "peer review"?


What is a "literature review"?


What does "empirical" mean?


What is the difference between quantitative and qualitative research?


Helpful Handouts

Search Strategies

How can I find a good topic?


What words do I search?

Use this nifty keyword generator to brainstorm words to search. It will even format the search terms for you to copy and paste into a database!


What if I'm not getting good results in a database?


Avoiding Plagiarism

Purdue offers a nice definition of paraphrasing and six easy steps to help on the Online Writing Lab site.


What exactly is "plagiarism"?


Subjects: Education
  • Last Updated: Oct 20, 2021 9:39 AM
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