Research Guide: Ed. D. in Leadership

(for education topics use the Education Research Guide)

Library Catalogs--find books & more


ClassicFitz MnPALS Library Catalog

Search for books and audio-visual materials located in the Fitzgerald Library. Due dates | Renewals

You may also search WorldCat to locate materials not in our library. Click on "full text button Find it at SMU" to order. For more information about how to obtain these items see our Interlibrary Loan page. (If you are a Twin Cities student go to the TC Library for Interlibrary Loan)


Reference Universe

Search for books in the Fitzgerald Library Reference Collection


Databases and Indexes--find articles


Academic Search Premier

Large, scholarly, multi-disciplinary database containing indexing for over 8,000 journals with full text for more than 4,600 scholarly publications.

1975 --current | Some full text | More info


Business Source Premier 

Designed for business researchers, provides full text for more than 2,300 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed business publications. Use the Business Searching Interface for the journals along with easy access to country economic data, company profiles, industry information, SWOT analyses, and market research (from EBSCO)

Some full text | More info


Communication Studies Collection

Sage scholarly journal collection provides titles for mass communication, media studies, and written communication. Browse "Articles by Discipline" to search these titles by topic.

1999 --current | Full text


Dissertations and Theses

Index to dissertations and theses in all fields of study. Provides citations and/or abstracts,  as well as  a 24-page preview of any dissertations that have been digitized in the Humanities and Social Sciences fields. (from ProQuest)

1861--current | Some full text



Database containing all peer reviewed journal titles focusing on management issues. Subjects covered include management, HRM, marketing, librarianship, mechanical engineering, and electronic and electrical engineering.

Some full text | More info


Gale Virtual Reference Library 

Includes access to Business Plans Handbook (volumes 11 and 12), Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration, and Encyclopedia of Multicultural Psychology.

Full text e-books



Provides access to scholarly journals. Our collection (Arts & Sciences 1) includes core journals in economics, history, political science, and sociology, as well as in other key fields in the humanities and social sciences. This collection also contains titles in ecology, mathematics, and statistics. Overall, there are 119 titles in fifteen disciplines.

1800s --current | Full text


Management and Organization Studies Collection

Full text access to Sage publications in the fields of organization studies, management, business, human resources, marketing, public policy, public administration, and industrial relations. Search for "Articles by Discipline."

1947 --current | Full text | More info



Access to "250 quality journal titles from 40 scholarly publishers. As one of the academic community's primary electronic journals resources, Project MUSE covers the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, and many others."

Full text| More info


Psychology Journals

Encompasses a wide range of topics from leading psychology and psychosomatic publications. In addition to clinical and social psychology, it also provides coverage of related disciplines including genetics, psychology of business and economics, communication, criminology, addiction, neurology, social welfare, and more. (from ProQuest)

1971 --current | Partial full text | More info


Choose from all Fitzgerald Library indexes and databases


To locate full text articles from abstracts and citations click on full text icon Full Text Options - Saint Mary's University


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Journals A-Z

Search an A-Z list of all journals, magazines, and newspapers in the Fitzgerald collection both online and in print. If we do not have the journal you need to access your article, you may order the article through interlibrary loan.


Journal List

Journal titles relevant to your discipline


Research Help

Search tips (Boolean operators truncation/wildcards), citation examples, and more


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Reference Books of Note


Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics. Edited by Neil Salkind. Sage, 2007.

R300.72 E56 | 3vols.


Sage Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods. Edited by Michael Lewis-Beck et al. Sage, 2004.

R300.72 S12 | 3 vols.


Sage Handbook of Qualitative Research. Edited by Norman Denzin & Yvonna Lincoln. Sage, 2005.

R300.72 H23d


Social Psychology: Handbook of Basic Principles. Edited by Arie Kruglanski & Tory Higgins. Guilford Press, 2007
R302 S67h



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Recommended Web sites


Google Scholar 

Google Scholar provides a simple way to search for scholarly literature. When accessing this database through the link provided here you will find free connections to the pay for view materials that are located in our subscription sources.  Just click on "Find Full Text @SMU."

Some full text, some pay for view



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To locate full text articles from abstracts and citations click on full text icon Full Text Options - Saint Mary's University


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