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Education Research Guide

A guide to general information and resources in the field of education

UBC Education Library Research Tutorial Videos

 

Welcome and Getting Help from the Library

After watching this video, you will:

  • be ready to watch all of the Education Library's research tutorials;
  • understand the type of support you can expect from the education librarians; and,
  • know methods for contacting the librarians when you need assistance.

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Searching in the UBC Library

After watching this video, you will be able to:
  • identify and access Summon, UBC Library's main search engine;
  • perform a search for a variety of library materials through Summon;
  • apply filters to refine search results; and,
  • save and send citations for UBC Library resources.

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Advanced Searching in Summon

After watching this video, you will:

  • know how to use the advanced search page to find UBC Library materials;
  • understand three advanced search strategies, including phrase searching, truncation, and Boolean Logic; and,
  • be prepared to apply these strategies to create more effective searches.

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Searching in Education Databases

After watching this video, you will:

  • be able to distinguish education databases from other information sources;
  • understand the benefits of searching in education databases;
  • know how to connect to key education databases; and,
  • know how to search for, save, and cite sources in education databases.

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Advanced Searching in Education Databases

After watching this video, you will know:

  • which advanced Summon search strategies you can use in Education databases;
  • how to search multiple Education databases simultaneously; and,
  • how to use a database thesaurus to find subject headings and choose effective keywords.

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Searching in Google Scholar

After watching this video, you will:
  • understand the benefits of searching in Google Scholar;
  • know a few of Google Scholar's most valuable search features;
  • be able to customize Google Scholar for use with the UBC Library; and,
  • know how to search for, save, and cite sources in Google Scholar.

NOTE: When linking your Google account to UBC Library in the Library links section, only one of the following needs to be selected:

  • University of British Columbia - UBC eLink
  • University of British Columbia Library - UBC eLink

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Education Research Guide

After watching this video, you will know:

  • what research guides are;
  • how to find all UBC research guides online; and,
  • which resources you can find on the Education Research Guide.

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Finding Journals and Journal Articles

After watching this video, you will be able to:

  • apply search filters to find journal articles;
  • search for journal articles assigned by your instructors; and,
  • find a specific article, even when searching for the title does not return any results.

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Choosing a Citation Manager

After watching this video, you will know:

  • the benefits of incorporating a citation manager into your research;
  • the common features of citation management tools; and,
  • which questions to consider when selecting a citation manager.

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Using RefWorks

After watching this video, you will know:

  • how to create and log in to a RefWorks account from the RefWorks library guide;
  • how to create citations and bibliographies in RefWorks;
  • how to export citations into RefWorks from Summon, Google Scholar, and subject databases; and,
  • how to upload and annotate articles in RefWorks.

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Using Distance Education Services (VIDEO UPDATE COMING SOON)

After watching this video, you will:
  • understand the services through which the UBC Library can support you as a distance education student
  • know the three steps you need to take in order to begin using distance services, including:
    • connecting to and reading the distance education guide
    • obtaining your UBC card
    • registering for delivery services
  • know how to access UBC resources electronically through EZproxy. UPDATE: To learn more about connecting to library resources, please visit the OpenAthens Connect guide. 

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Document Delivery and InterLibrary Loan

After watching this video, you will:
  • know how to use Document Delivery to have UBC Library resources to your campus or home address;
  • know how to use InterLibrary Loan to borrow items from non-UBC libraries; and, 
  • be able to make and track Document Delivery and InterLibrary loan requests online.

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Encyclopedias, Handbooks, and Dictionaries: Resources to Start Your Research

After watching this video, you will know:

  • which resources to consult in the early stages of research;
  • how encyclopedias, handbooks, and dictionaries can help you choose and narrow down a research topic; and,
  • how to search for Education encyclopedias, handbooks, and dictionaries.

 

Using cIRcle

After watching this video, you will be able to:

  • connect to UBC's institutional repository cIRcle;
  • explain what contents get published in cIRcle;
  • find instructions for submitting your work for publication; and,
  • perform a search for cIRcle contents through UBC's Open Collections.

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Identifying Indigenous Search Terms

 

Finding Education Policy Information

This video will introduce you to some of the tools and strategies that you can use to find Education policy information.