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Find print and electronic books available from USU Libraries, as well as videos and other materials.
Books will be particularly useful to learn the basic elements of theories, how they were developed, and who developed them. They will also often contain biographical information on the theorist. Depending on how notorious the theorist, there may be entire books just focusing on biographical information. Try searches that combine your concepts by using the term AND if you want to see both your concepts together or OR if you want to see either concept in your search, like this:
Attachment Theory OR Bowlby
Your search will retrieve any results that mention either the theorist (Bowlby) or the theory (Attachment).
If you want to see primary sources, you could search for the theorist as the author, l like this:
This search will retrieve books and media written by Piaget himself.
Search hundreds of e-books at once for introductory information on research topics. Oxford Reference also offers detailed searchable timelines.
Critiquing Theories: Find Articles
Articles will be particularly useful in finding various critiques of your theory and theorist. You may need to try multiple databases; typically, article databases produce a lot more results than the library catalog. You can use the same strategy above to combine concepts together using the term AND, like this:
A large, online digital library of education research and information, inlcuding scholarly journals and education related documents, including reports, policy papers, dissertations, conference papers and others. Some full text is available. Provided with an EBSCO interface.
Need the PDF/full-text?
Use Article Linker to search for full-text across all databases. If the article isn't available, choose Request via ILLiad or use interlibrary loan to request a copy from another library.