Something To Think About: Ursula K. LeGuin

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It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end.–Ursula K. Le Guin

As you journey through your time at Brandman, please remember that, while earning your degree is important, the things you learn about the world and yourself are even more so.

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Something To Think About: John Dewey

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Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.–John Dewey

Let’s embrace Dewey’s idea and make every day a learning day!

Searchlight on Autism

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For Brandman students who study in the field of psychology or education, autism might be a research topic of interest to you. Here is a searchlight focused on how to search for information about autism.

  1. Start on the library homepage. Type autism into the Discover! search box and click on “Search.”
  2. The first result you receive should be a Research Starter on Autism, which provides background information on the disorder as well as a brief overview of its treatment and therapy. Additionally, the Bibliography and Related Information offer a wealth of resources.Autism
  3. Aside from the Research Starter, you will see many books and e-books that the library owns on the topic of autism.
  4. To refine your search results, select the Advanced Search link below the search box and consider the following options:
    • Add the Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals limiter
    • Change the dropdown limiter from Select a Field to SU Subject Terms
    • Change the date range
    • Add additional terms

As always, Ask a Librarian if you need further assistance.

Something To Think About: William Bennett

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All real education is the architecture of the soul.–William Bennett

For those of you who are graduating, your Brandman librarians congratulate you for being the architects of your future and building a strong base for the next phase in your life.

Searchlight on Inclusive Education

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For Brandman students who study in the field of special education, inclusion might be a research topic of interest to you. Here is a searchlight focus on how to search for information about inclusive education.

  1. Start on the library homepage. Type inclusive education into the Discover! search box and click on “Search”
  2. The first result you receive should be a Research Starter, which provides background information on inclusive education as well as overview of its applications. Additionally, the bibliography and suggested reading offer a wealth of resources. Inclusive Education
  3. Aside from the research starter, you will see many books and e-books that the library owns on the topic of inclusion.
  4. To refine your search results, select the Advanced Search link below the search box and consider the following options:
    • Add the Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals limiter
    • Place the term in quotation marks: “inclusive education”
    • Change the dropdown limiter from Select a Field to SU Subject Terms
    • Change the date range
    • Add additional terms

As always, Ask a Librarian if you need further assistance.

Spotlight on Education

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Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Whether you are new to the education program or already entrenched, here are some highlights of resources to help put your research on the right track:

  • Education Research Guide: the go-to subject guide for the library’s print and online resources for education
  • Video Tutorials Repository: a collection of the library’s video tutorials on conducting research, locating library resources, and learning about library services
  • EdD Dissertation Cohort Information: instructions for locating the handbooks and cohort information for EdD students (note: Brandman login required)
  • Dissertations: directions for accessing the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global database to find published dissertations on your research topic
  • APA Style Guide to Electronic References: the official guidelines for citing electronic resources in APA style (note: Click on the “View or Print” link to access. You will need to enter your first and last name as well as your Brandman ID# for access.)
  • Professional Editors and Statisticians Information (provided by Brandman’s Online Writing Community): a list of pre-screened, independent editors and statisticians that students can hire for dissertation editing and assistance (note: Brandman login required; see the Graduate Writing and Publication Process page for more details)

As always, Ask a Librarian if you need further assistance.