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School of Professional Development: Home

This guide is designed to help students in the School of Professional Development with their research.

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Where To Start?

The purpose of this guide is to help students find appropriate materials for doing graduate level research.

The tabs at the top will help with the following:

  • Find Articles - scholarly, academic, peer-reviewed, popular, and news articles on your research topic.
  • Find Books - print and eBooks related to your topic.
  • Where Can I Find...? Where to look for the type of information you need.
  • What Do I Do When...? Ways to resolve various search problems.
  • Research Tutorials - Interactive and video tutorials to help you with your research.
  • Citation/Plagiarism - tools and sites that help with handling citation.
  • Educational Research - recommended databases for doing research in educational leadership and higher ed administration.
  • Human Resource Management - selected research sources relevant to the Human Resources program. 
  • Recorded Sessions - SPD/HEA recorded workshop sessions.
  • Google Scholar - how to set Google Scholar to retrieve full text from library databases.
  • APA - guides to using APA citation style.
  • EndNote - more on using this citation management tool.


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Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794

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