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Student Affairs: Background Info

How to find research information in the library and beyond.

Introduction

Articles chop up your topic into little, narrow questions. If you find 5 articles, each presenting a narrow study, it's often hard to see how they fit together and what question they are all trying to answer. But encyclopedias and handbooks

  • Give you overviews of your topic
  • Lead you to the important questions asked by researchers.
  • Contain articles written by experts in their fields.
  • Put your idea or question into a historical, research, or social context.
  • Lead you to further references.

Associations: Sources for Issues

Encyclopedias and Handbooks

  Handbook on Student Administration

Cool Print Encyclopedias

Find these in the reference section of Keffer Library!

Subject Guide

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Conrad Woxland
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Contact:
conrad.woxland@stthomas.edu
Charles J. Keffer Library | MOH 206F
651-962-4662
Subjects: Education, Psychology