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Stony Brook University

School of Professional Development

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

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 and Databases - 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. 
  • YouTube Videos - a playlist of tutorials on topics of interest to SPD students.
  • 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.

Off-Campus Access

Use your NetID and password to access library resources when off-campus.

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