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College of Education Dissertation Proposal Design and Comps Preparation: Guide

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Setting up

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Setting up your research environment

Bookmark the following links for ease of access as you research

Select and set up a Citation manager

Contact

Leslie Sult

Need more help?
Contact Leslie Sult
, lsult@email.arizona.edu

 

Search strategies

Search strategies

Focusing

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Focusing your research
Paying  attention to and noting the following as you research will help you begin to focus your searching and locate more relevant resources. 

  • Subject headings and tags
  • Authors that are often cited
  • Titles of journals where articles you are using are being published. 


Select from these tutorials to help you as you progress

Comprehensive

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Conducting a comprehensive search

Engaging in the following as you search will help ensure that you conduct a comprehensive search. 

  • Look at the works cited page of articles that are related to your research and then locate the articles that are cited.
  • Use Dissertations and Theses Global to locate related dissertations
  • Identify landmark studies by paying attention to and tracking what is frequently cited and discussed throughout the literature