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SOAD W200 Design Practice

This guide provides sources and strategies to help students do research related to design challenges in their course. If at any point you need assistance with this page, library resources, or research more generally, please let us know by clicking on our

Research Databases

These three databases have been specifically chosen to help you find specialized research articles on your topic.  Note that ERIC and Google Scholar databases are free, so you can access them after you graduate from IU.  Education Research Complete is not free, and only available to people currently enrolled in classes or working at IU.  Therefore, you need to use the link that the library provides, instead of Googling for the database's name.  

Suggested search phrases:

  • "art major" AND career center
  • descriptor:"Career Centers" and higher education

Suggested search phrases: 

  • (career center or career services) AND higher education
  • (career center or career services) AND higher education AND motivation

Suggested search phrases:

  • student and motivation and "career center" and "higher education"

Suggested search phrases:

  • "first-generation college student" and motivation
  • "student success" and barrier