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This is a guide to resources for SPED6290: Current Issues in Special Education. Here's what you'll find:
Getting Started: Includes tips for identifying a research topic, and developing a research questions or thesis statement.
Finding Books and Media about Education: Includes a link to the Online Catalog of the David & Lorraine Cheng Library, as well as links to some books and videos in the Library's collection.
Finding Articles about Education: Includes links to databases of articles about education, tips for searching, and a tutorial about the differences between scholarly and popular articles.
When the Article or Book isn't Available: Links to library services to help you get articles and books that the Library doesn't have, or doesn't have in online format.
Citing in APA format: Links to publications, websites and online tutorials to help you cite correctly in APA 6th edition.
RefWorks: RefWorks is a bibliographic manager that enables you to save citations and create them in correct APA format. This includes directions to create a RefWorks account, import citations and print a reference list.
Writing your Paper: Links to online sources to help with writing and paraphrasing to help you avoid plagiarism.
As a graduate student, there are a variety of Library services available to you. This link will introduce you to many of these services.
Here are some highlights:
Graduate students may borrow most print books for one semester. A WPUNJ ID card is required to borrow materials from Cheng Library. If you don't have a WPUNJ ID card you need to go to Hospitality Services, located in the Student Center. The ID Center is open 8:30 to 4:30 Monday through Friday. Check here for their late night hours.
The Graduate Study Room in Library 211 contains individual study carrels and soft seating. All registered WPUNJ graduate students can access by swiping their student IDs.
William Paterson Master's Theses are located in the Reference area on the 1st floor of Cheng Library. More recent William Paterson theses are available through the database, Theses @ The William Paterson University of New Jersey.