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HDFS 3130 Sarah Tulane: 1. Find articles

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Research methods resources

These resources are handy when exploring research methods:

Find scholarly articles

You might be familiar with a database called Academic Search Ultimate from other classes. But there are a few specialized databases I recommend for HDFS 3130. Hover over each info icon for more details about a particular database.

For tips on how to best use PsycINFO, check out these resources:

Quick how-to video:

Interactive tutorial:
http://library2.usu.edu/guide_on_the_side/tutorial/searching-psycinfo
(Tip: If the tutorial won't work, clear your cache or try the link in Chrome.)

Reading strategies

When doing research in HDFS, you might feel overwhelmed by all the information that's out there. Even within scholarly article databases like PsycINFO and EducationSource, you can find yourself facing thousands of peer-reviewed articles on your topic!

This video gives you a few strategies to skim the articles you find so you can tell if they fit your needs. It also covers some tips for using your search results to help you narrow your research topic.

Qualitative vs. quantitative studies

Need help understanding the differences between qualitative and quantitative research? Check out the following video for examples.

Off Campus Access

You can access ibrary databases, e-journals, and e-books from home or anywhere off-campus.
Just start your search from the USU library website, Canvas, or a library research guide and you'll be prompted for your A# and password to authenticate.

What if we don't own it?

Did you find something you need that we don't own? You can request it from another library, whether it's an article scan or a book.
Just login to your inter-library services account with your A# and password to make your request.