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IDST 50 (Kusnir) Education Equity Issues: Home

Library Resources for IDST 50: Critical Research Paper

This guide will help students find sources to write their papers on an education equity issue.

Possible sources:

  • newspaper articles from major national newspapers
  • scholarly journal articles
  • websites

Getting Started with the Research Process

  • Project requirements: read & understand the assignment
  • Choose a topic
  • Background research (pre-research)
  • Create a research question or thesis statement
  • Create a search strategy
  • Search for information
  • Evaluate sources
  • Write 
  • Cite sources


Student Learning Outcome


Image courtesy of UNICEF's Out-of-School Children Initiative


The Research Process

This short video walks you through the steps of the research process. If you are off-campus, you'll need to log in using your RAM ID. 

Screen Shot of Research Process Video

Library Resources for a Research Project

Magazine, newspaper, and peer-reviewed (scholarly) articles Find using the periodical databases
Books Find using OneSearch, the online catalog
Reference books Find using the OneSearch, the online catalog
Videos/e-videos Find using OneSearch, the online catalog
Websites Find using Google



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