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Welcome to your University Studies Library Guide!

Welcome to your Portland State University Library (PSU) course guide for University Studies! Here you will find useful information about Library resources and services to support your college success! Take time to browse the web pages that you can access from the navigation bar. There are videos and screenshots that describe key ways to approach your research for papers and presentations.

If you have any questions, Ask a Librarian!

The BEAM Research Model Video

This three-minute  video explains the BEAM research model developed by Joseph Bizup (2008).

Library DIY: Research Help When You Need It!

Do you have a research question? Try Library DIY, find answers to your research questions!

Library D I Y Page

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Kimberly Willson
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ASE Research Model

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Use the acronym, ASE, for your research strategy!

Analyze 
your topic to discover keywords, related terms, synonyms. Use scholarly subject encyclopedias for background information.

Search
for articles, books, and documentaries. List relevant databases.

Evaluate
the resources....Are they relevant? Are they current? Peer reviewed? Scholarly or popular?

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