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Literature Search Process

  1. Use books, ebooks, and reference books to learn about your research topic, identify important researchers, locate keywords for searching, and narrow your topic.
  2. Review our Literature Searching Tutorial for information on the types of resources recommended.
  3. Look for Literature in education databases.
  4. Use Primo to access specific journals.
  5. Use the Interlibrary Loan form to request items from other libraries. Graduate students utilize this service often.
  6. If you need more guidance, request a research consultation with a CUW Librarian.

Research Methods

Find Articles by Citation

Graduate students often need to locate items by citation or request materials not owned by CUW Library. Here’s a video 

  1. Don’t be afraid to try “link to full text” or “Check for Full Text” options in databases. The article full-text may be a click away in another database or Primo.
  2. Try the Citation Finder Tool
  3. Try searching Google Scholar for the article title. Look for a Full-Text @ CUW link.
  4. Request articles and book chapters from other libraries through the Interlibrary Loan form. Items will arrive via email.
  5. Ask a Librarian for help. We have extra options we can try or recommend.

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Phone: 262-243-4330