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EDPY A235 - McMurtrie - 2021: Finding works by a theorist

The best places to find works written by an individual theorist is through the library books and ebooks. It is also possible to find works by a theorist in an article database.

Finding books and ebooks.

Theorists will often publish their ideas in book form. To find a work written by an individual theorist, change the drop down in the library catalog search from keyword to author, then format your search with the last name, first name.

For example, if you were looking for a work by Kurt Lewin, I could change the search scope from keyword to author and then enter his name as Kurt, Lewin.

If you need to limit to ebooks, you can select ebooks under availability on the left hand menu in the catalog.

 

Finding Works by a Theorist in the Databases

While books are the best place to find works by your theorist, you can sometimes find articles by your theorist in article databases. The best place for finding works by a theorist are in discipline specific databases like ERIC (for education), PsycInfo (for psychology) and Sociological Abstracts (for sociology). You will find direct links to these databases below. 

*Search hint: try searching for your theorist's last name as an author. If you need help with this, please Ask a Librarian

 

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Accessing databases off-campus