The research process can be daunting. Where do you start? Research is an iterative process - research questions may evolve as you dive into the scholarly literature; if your project involves collecting data, your literature review may take different shapes as you determine prominent themes. Here are a few tips and strategies to get started:
Use the side menu to discover potentially relevant resources to search.
Google Scholar searches for scholarly literature in a simple, familiar way. You can search across many disciplines and sources at once to find articles, books, theses, court opinions, and content from academic publishers, professional societies, some academic web sites, and more. See the Google Scholar inclusion guidelines for more about what’s in Google Scholar.
Follow these instructions to change your Google Scholar settings to link into the NYU databases for full text.
When you find a promising resource, try the following strategies to find additional material:
The recommended resources in this research guide are focused on educational leadership, with an emphasis on grades K-12 in the U.S. Other research guides offer more focused materials:
Additional research guides on numerous other topics can be found organized by discipline on our Research Guides page.
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