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EDL 522: Critically Evaluating Education Policy Research

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This guide will link you to Library resources that will help you during your Educational Leadership EdD Program. 

Accessing Materials

UA students can also check out print materials from ASUNAU, and Pima Community College at no cost. Just bring a photo ID and proof of registration.

Ground Yourself in Educational Leadership Research Practices

Locate, Select, and Analyze Research

Use Google Scholar to locate an article related to your research. If you are unsure how to start, review this tutorial on creating a search strategy.

Once you have located an article, analyze it using the guide below:

Paraphrase and Integrate Quotations Into your Writing

Learn how to paraphrase and integrate quotations and the research of others into your own writing.

Paraphrasing / Integrating

To start, read the information on paraphrasing contained in the links below.

Next, print the activity sheet and use it to practice identifying correct paraphrases. 

APA in-text citations



Google Scholar

APA citation guides & citation management

Citation Guides

Citation Generator (this is an excellent resource for quickly creating a works cited page)

Citation Managers (Choose one of these to track, annotate and organize your sources across your coursework and in preparation for your comprehensive exams)

Check your Writing to Avoid Unintentional Plagiarism

Use these tips and techniques to check your work and avoid unintentional plagiarism. 

Google and Google Scholar
Google can be a simple, free, initial step in plagiarism detection.
To run a quick check, paste a sample of the passage that you are working with into Google’s search box. If there is a match with website content, a link to the source will be provided. To detect plagiarism from scholarly works, enter the samples of passages that you'd like to check into Google Scholar, which links to many scholarly databases. (adapted from BU Center for Teaching and Learning)  

The University of Arizona Writing Skills Improvement Program
The Writing Skills Improvement Program (WSIP) was established over 30 years ago in order to help students at the University of Arizona improve their writing skills and achieve academic success.  Workshops, writing groups, tutoring and editing services are available through this program.