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EDUC 410: Research & Reflective Practice in Elem Education: Getting Started

Research process

You may assemble evidence for your case studies by using a variety of search tools.  Consider following these steps:

  • search for books and background reference material by using the library's catalog
  • find articles from scholarly journals by using specialized databases
  • locate statistics on your issue
  • generate your own research and observations from your student teaching sites 

Brainstorming keywords

What search terms will you use to find info related to your research question and sub-questions? 

Reflection on research

Search the Catalog

Search the Duke Library Catalog for books on your research interest. 

Top Reference Books for Education:

A companion to the philosophy of education Online 

Curriculum trends: a reference handbook Online 

Education and technology: an encyclopedia Online 

Encyclopedia of the social and cultural foundations of education Online 

Encyclopedia of education law Online 

Encyclopedia of bilingual education Online 

Urban education: a reference handbook Stacks access

21st century education : a reference handbook Highlights the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates facing educators today.

Citing sources

Research and Documentation Online *Includes sample papers in MLA format

Create a free account in RefWorks or Endnote to manage your citations.

Subject Guide

Emily Daly
229 Perkins Library