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Doctoral Programs and Graduate Studies Resources: Introduction

Doctoral Resources

Library Orientation Tutorial (PowerPoint and Pdf)

Library research involves the step-by-step process used to gather information in order to write a paper, create a presentation, or complete a project.  As you progress from one step to the next, it is commonly necessary to back up, revise, add additional material or even change your topic completely. This will depend on what you discover during your research.  There are many reasons for adjusting your plan. For example, you may find that your topic is too broad and needs to be narrowed, sufficient information resources may not be available, what you learn may not support your thesis.

This tutorial is designed to assist you in the research process and provide information on how to find resources using the John B. Coleman Library website.

 External videos are included for additional information.  Audio is included on the PowerPoint slides indicated. 

Doctoral Students Handbooks and Guides

Helpful books for Doctoral Students

EBSCO Open Dissertations

Open Access Thesis and Dissertations

ProQuest Open Access Dissertations and Thesis-- PODT


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