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ITLS 6310 Belland: Finding Information


Knowledge Base Entries

For your knowledge base assignments, especially famous figures and instructional theories, some options are:

  • Google Scholar: look for heavily cited authors, either current or historical (books will show up in Google Scholar results in particular for an historical angle).
  • Library Book Catalog: current distance ed directors, you can try somewhat the same thing. Try searching for books on distance education via the library and see who is currently writing about distance education and if they are at a university with a large distance ed program
  • Also, for current leaders, look at major conferences in a particular field and see who is listed as a keynote speaker.


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Sync your Google account with USU. This will get you past paywalls for articles USU subscribes to by having you login with your A# and password.

Key Resources


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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 services to request a copy from another library.