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Gifted Education: A Research Guide: Getting Started

This guide includes a sample of resources for someone beginning to do research in the area of gifted education.

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This guide provides a number of helpful resources for teachers of students who are gifted/talented. Use the tabs above to explore these resources.

  • Getting Started--where you are now
  • Finding Books--search for print or electronic books, media, and other things that would be in a library--or in some cases--online
  • Finding Articles--a good place to start if you are looking for journal articles
  • Reference Sources--Encyclopedias and research handbooks, these are good for a summary of research on a topic
  • Websites--here you will find suggested websites for research or for use in the classroom
  • Citing Sources--help for completing the bibliography of your paper/project

Library Information

Most of the research or curriculum-related resources for gifted/talented subjects will be located at Keffer Library.  On occasion, you may come across items that are O-Shaughnessey-Frey Library.  These will probably be a bit older in publication date, but may be helpful for background information.  When you are using CLICnet, you will probably find books in other libraries besides St. Thomas.  You may borrow these by clicking on the red "request item" check mark.  If you are taking classes off campus (and espcially outside the metro area), you may request any circulating items found in CLICnet via interlibrary loan.  See the next section for more information on interlibrary loan.

Interlibrary Loan Information

Visit these pages for more information on Interlibrary Loan.  Also check out the video tutorial at the bottom of the page.

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