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Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership

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LibGuide for ELPS

Resources and strategies that apply generally to ELPS research can be found in the Educational Leadership & Policy Studies Guide.

SAGE Research Mehods

SAGE Research Methods provides information on writing a research question, conducting a literature review, choosing a research method, collecting and analyzing data, and writing up the findings. SAGE Research Methods’ coverage spans the full range of research methods used in the social and behavioral sciences, plus a wide range of methods commonly used in science, technology, medicine, and the humanities.



Find Theses & Dissertations

Looking at examples of other dissertations can be helpful. The following databases allow you to explore the full text of dissertations from other universities and from fellow CSUN students.

Resources for Graduate Students - Learning Resource Center

The Learning Resource Center in the University Library, 3rd floor, East Wing, offers a variety of helpful resources for graduate students, including individual consultations.

COVID Updates

APA Style

Citation Managers (EndNote): What are They and Why Use Them?

Citation Managers are bibliographic management programs that will help you keep track of articles and books as you find them, organize your references and create bibliographies in 100s of citation styles (e.g., APA, MLA, Chicago, Turabian, etc.)

They will also allow you to:

  • Import citations as you research from databases and catalogs
  • Save and organize citations
  • Attach PDFs of articles, when available
  • Embed citations (footnotes or in-text) into your word processing documents
  • Collaborate with others online
  • Discover the latest research

The most popular citation managers are EndNote and Zotero.

  • EndNote Web - free to CSUN students, staff, and faculty; integrates with MS Word and any browser; can export references directly from many databases
  • Zotero - free to anyone; integrates with MS Word and/or Google Docs; must be installed on your own computer 

Details and comparisons are here.


EndNote Help From CSUN Librarians

Several CSUN librarians have extensive experience working with EndNote and can help answer specific questions:

Marcia Henry --

Christina Mayberry -- 

EndNote: How-to Guides and Tutorials

Note: EndNote Basic (formerly known as EndNote Web) is the free online version of EndNote. It has limitations on storage and sharing. Get a detailed comparison 

EndNote and macOS Catalina

Apple has released  macOS Catalina which affects EndNote users. Details about this change are available online from Clarivate Analytics 

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