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ODOC 950 -- Application, Research, and Theory (ART) of OD: Handbooks, encyclopedias, and books

Find library resources that help you understand and analyze research in OD

Handbooks and Encyclopedias

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 handbooks and encyclopedias

  • 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.


What do I do when I see one of these?


Don't Panic!

It's just an ebook, and there are literally thousands of them in our collection.  Depending on the book title you may read online, download, print portions of these books.  Here are some instructions that can guide you through the process, or if you ever have any questions please don't hesitate to ask any librarian.