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Researching the Literature of Education

Researching the Literature of Education

When doing a literature search on an Education topic, keep these three principles in mind:

1. Start your research early.  The Goucher Library has a very good collection of books, electronic databases and journals to support research on Education.  If your research retrieves books and articles that Goucher doesn't have, you can get these materials through interlibrary loan; however, interlibrary loan materials can take a week or two to arrive. 

2. Use the various tabs at the top of this page to help guide your search for articles, books, test reviews, statistics and so forth. See the smaller boxes to the left and right on some pages for useful nuggets of information.

3. Don't hesitate to ask for help.

a. You can call the reference desk in the library at 410-337-6212 anytime during desk hours without an appointment. Click here for research help desk hours.

b. You can also ask a quick question or request a more in-depth and individualized research consultation by sending an email to Margie Simon, the Graduate Education Librarian. 

Goucher Email Options

Goucher Email Options

Check your Goucher email regularly for interlibrary loan articles and other important information.

If you are a student with an email address, forwarding is setup through the web interface. Simply login to, click Settings and then Forwarding and POP/IMAP. You will be able to set up your forwarding address on that page. If you do not have a email address, please contact Margie Simon at

RefWorks - Reference Manager

New RefWorks Logo

ProQuest RefWorks enables you to collect, manage and organize research papers and documents. You can read annotate, organize, and cite your research as well as collaborate with friends and colleagues by sharing collections. If you are a new user, please CLICK HERE, using your Goucher email to create your login.

Goucher Library maintains a site license to RefWorks so it is free to all Goucher students, faculty, and staff.  It is even available to you after you graduate!  

New RefWorks LibGuide from Proquest

Saving to RefWorks from a Webpage - brief tutorial


If you are already a RefWorks user, you have the option of switching to Proquest's New RefWorks or staying with the legacy (old) version, which is expected to retire in 2018. You may import references from a legacy RefWorks account during the new account set-up or at any time from within the new account. Importing references into the new platform will not affect your legacy RefWorks account.  Please be aware that the Write-n-Cite functions are not compatible between the two products.  If you have started writing a paper with the legacy RefWorks, you should use legacy RefWorks to finish that paper.

Legacy RefWorks link


If you are having trouble or want to learn more about Refworks and how it can help you manage your research information, contact us at or by calling us at 410-337-6212.

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