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TSL500 Research Guide: Home

Your guide to conducting secondary research in TESOL & finding appropriate professional & scholarly resources!

Tools & Strategies for Secondary Research in TESOL

This guide is designed to provide you with the tools & strategies you'll need for your TSL500 research paper, as well as resources you'll need to know about for the TESOL program and after graduation. If you have any questions as you go through the course, you can get help from any of our 4 librarians or contact me, the librarian for this course

(1) Start Here: Doing Secondary Research in TESOL

Here are some strategies  to help you make the most of your time & your search:

4 Strategies for Conducting Secondary Research in TESOL

(2) Secondary Research in TESOL: Using the Library's Resources

To learn effective methods of doing keyword searching in library resources & using those resources effectively, visit our pages:

(3) For Additional Info & Resources

You may also find the following useful:

  • Professional Organizations & Standards
    • Attend professional conferences to identify the latest trends & research in your field
    • Identify standards, guidelines, & resources for the field
  • Research & Citation Help
    • Learn where to go for help with APA style, tips for annotated bibliographies, how to contact a librarian, & more!

After TSL500, you can find additional resources in the library's TESOL Research Guide, available throughout the program.

Student Learning Outcomes

This guide is designed to enable students to:

  • Become familiar with principles and practices of doing secondary research in TESOL
  • Become familiar with the tools available for APA style
  • Become aware of professional organizations in TESOL and related fields

Course Research Guide content & student learning outcomes are based on course syllabus objectives & assignment.

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