Contact the research librarians
Marcella, Carla, Ning, Kathleen & Deborah
We're available to answer your questions Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm
Email: Use our Ask Us form
Drop in: Main Desk, Gutman Library, 2nd Floor
Find scholarly articles & books
Ex: Exploring emergent literacy development in a second language: A selective literature review...
Ex: Handbook of family literacy
Develop a research question
Get help from experts:
- Your professor or TF can discuss your ideas with you and help you connect them to course readings and assignments.
- Librarians can help you develop a research strategy and identify relevant resources and search terms.
- An Academic Writing Services TF can help refine a research question and review drafts of papers.
- Scholars write handbook chapters and literature review articles that provide starting places for exploring your question.
Understand the big picture
Use handbook chapters and literature review articles to:
- Get an overview of a new or complex topic
- Find out the names of key authors in a given area
- Locate terms that you can use in your research
- Help narrow (or expand) your topic
- Locate a bibliography of sources to help you start your research
Search subject databases
It's okay to begin with Google or HOLLIS+, but then switch to specialized databases to find the best research from your discipline(s).
Use our "3-in-1" search for education-related topics:
Manage and cite my research
- create reference lists in APA and other formats
- create a searchable database of your research
- import citations, abstracts, and more from online sources
- organize notes and full text documents, such as PDFs, images, spreadsheets