If you are just starting your research, you may need to develop your topic further. Ask yourself:
As you consider these questions, take a look at a few of our reference resources for general, background information about your topic. The information you find in these resources will help you determine what you need to know, what search terms or keywords to use, and what, exactly, it is that you hope to discover through your research.
This guide contains suggested resources and how-to tutorials to guide you through your research. On this main page, you'll find some resources that we suggest you use for education research. If you're just starting your research, read "Need to Develop Your Idea" to the left. The remaining boxes on this guide will help you continue your research. For information on our "Curriculum Collection" and "edTPA", click tabs at the top.
Need some help formatting your citations? Select the "RefWorks" tab at the top of the page to learn how to organize your research and cite your sources.
Feeling lost? Select the "Research Process" tab at the top of the page to access an in-depth tutorial on all the steps of the research process.