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Professor Strothmann, our librarian, created a guide on how to search for resources/references in education:

If you want to store and organize citations and PDFs, try using Zotero. This free [only extra online storage costs] program saves to a web-based app for automatic updates and easy use on multiple devices. You can also share a source library with collaborators:

Professor Strothmann has a guide to using Zotero:




"What analysis might I need to use?":

General blog about research:

Dr. Crowson wrote a fantastic book on quantitative analysis. You can access it here for free!

Youtube tutorials we recommend for using SPSS to do analyses

Dr. Crowson also has many valuable videos about using R Statistical Software.  Please see below for videos he gave us permission to share:

Introduction to R for statistical analyses:

Structural equation modeling in R (using lavaan package)


An annotated bibliography of qualitative research resources:

Qualitative research books:

Youtube instructional modules for the fundamentals of qualitative research methods (provided by Dr. Leslie Curry, Yale University, Global Health Leadership Institute)



The following are suggested resources for proofreading and formatting:

APA and Writing Style Guides

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th Edition
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th Edition (eBook Only)

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Edition

Presenting Your Findings: A Practical Guide for Creating Tables (Book)

Displaying Your Findings: A Practical Guide for Creating Figures, Posters, and Presentations

Reporting Quantitative Research in Psychology: How to Meet APA Style Journal Article Reporting Standards, Second Edition Revised(Book)

Woe Is I, third edition, by Patricia T. O’Conner

APA Style Blog:

Purdue OWL Writing Lab APA Style Guide:

Writing Consultations for Graduate Students & Postdocs

OU Writing Center

OU Writing Center offers writing consultations to graduate students and Postdocs ranging from seminar papers, to grant proposals, to dissertations. For the detailed information about their programs, supports, and services, please visit the following links:

If you seek support with your writing assignment design or with the teaching of writing in your classes, visit the following link for detailed information and to reach out to Dr. Talisha Morrison, the Director of the OU WC.

Writing Consultations for Faculty

Center for Faculty Excellence (CFE)

Dr. Michele Eodice, the Senior Writing Fellow, with the Center for Faculty Excellence (CFE), offers individual consultations with faculty researchers and writers and facilitates writing groups and workshops. Support is offered for a range of writing projects: grant applications, book proposals, journal article and manuscript revisions/editing, steps to publication, writing for the public, workplace documents, and more. Click HERE for more information on writing support for faculty.

Please visit the following links to contact Dr.Eodice  and relevant information regarding writing support:

Dissertation and Thesis instruction packets

Need to find a DOI?



Presenting Your Research: Is it your first time presenting at a conference?

Here is a CEDaR poster template:

Here is an alternative template:

Academic Poster Design Guide:

How to Use Poster Printing Service at CEDaR: