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CN8381 - Advanced Research Methods

Prepared for Fall 2018 CN8381P taught by Dr. Dan Ratliff

Welcome

abstract sculpture depicting two people talkingThe CN8381 research guide explores resources for conducting a literature review to lead to a dissertation proposal. 

Topics included in the research workshop on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2018:

  • Articles, Journals, Databases - how and why to choose between Discover, PsycINFO, and Google Scholar
  • Books - locating book sources in Discover.
  • Borrow from Other Libraries - to use when the Blume Library does not have the source you need, ILL, Journals List, Worldcat.
  • Citations - various support tools for APA citation. Includes link to the Zotero citation software to manage your documents during the dissertation process.
  • Counseling Librarian - make an appointment or contact me with your questions

Review on your own later:

  • Datasets - sources for secondary data, primarily from U.S. federal agencies
  • Dissertations - various tools to find dissertations written by St. Mary's alumni or at other institutions.
  • Professional - associations and other information regarding the counseling profession.
  • Tests & Measures - tools to find test reviews and contact information 
  • Videos - locating therapy-related videos in Kanopy and other streaming video databases.

We will discuss research strategies, primarily focusing on journal articles, in the CN8381 research workshop on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2018.  I encourage you to explore this course page for more resources in your time outside of the workshop.

Book an appointment to discuss research techniques that solve specific issues you are experiencing. Go to my profile guide or click Schedule Appointment, under my profile, to make an appointment.  Please include details about your topic.

(Image: La Conversation by Guillaume Andreaux on Flickr under a Creative Commons license.)

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