Qualitative Methods in Educational Research: Overview

Overview of Virginia Tech University Libraries

Virginia Tech Univeristy Libraries

Accessing Materials

Scholarly Workflows

Other Graduate Student Support

Multimedia support

  • Graduate School 

120 Graduate Life Center 
Ph: (540) 231-8636 

  • InnovationSpace (no MS Office support) 

Torgersen 1140 
Ph: (540) 231-4826 
Contact InnovationSpace to schedule a one-on-one help session.

  • Digital Library and Archives 

2038 Newman Library 
Ph: (540) 231-9320 
Additional information contact 
Gail McMillan Ph: (540) 231-9252 
etd.vt.edu Webmaster

Tips for Using Library Resources

This guide will walk you through the process of searching for, selecting, accessing, and using the research resources that you need for your work in this class and beyond!  

This is not the main library website, but you can easily access that here:  http://www.lib.vt.edu/

A few tips to get you started:

1.  Don't be afraid to ask for help.  Simply contact your librarian directly ------------------------> 

2.  If you're doing research from off campus, make sure you use the Off Campus Sign In option.  

3.  Use Summon to conduct a Google-like search of most of our library resources.  While it's not a disciplinary database, like the ones that I recommend to you on this guide, it can help you gain a broad overview of a particular research topic or question.  

4.  When searching Summon, Google Scholar, or any of the databases that I recommend, break your research question into keywords, rather than typing in the entire sentence or question.  Click here to read more about strategies for creating good keyword searches.  

5.  Use the Education Subject Guide to identify relevant databases. 

6.  When trying to access articles and other resources, look for the Get VText box:

Graduate Study Room

The Graduate study room (416 Newman) is a space reserved for graduate students to study and relax. Access is limited through the Hokie Passport, which must be swiped before the door will open. (If your Hokie Passport does not open the door, contact the Graduate School.)

Graduate students have decided this room is a quiet space. (Please us one of the group study floors for project work.)

Lockers are available for free checkout. Stop by the Circulation Desk on the second floor to reserve one.


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Lisa Becksford
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