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MAED 591: Research Foundations of
Mathematics Education

Library Resource Guide


NMU Network Account: ID & Password
Students will need their network ID & Password for accessing most of the library databases when conncecting via an outside Internet provider (Charter, up.net, school district, etc.) or when using a local dial-up connection. If you have not obtained your ID/password, visit the New User Page. Alternatively, you can stop in at the Academic Computing HelpDesk, HRDN 116.

Library Barcode
To check out books or to place Interlibrary Loan requests, students will need their Wildcat Express Card and the barcode found on the back of this ID. You can obtain your ID from the Wildcat Express Center, located in the University Center, from 7:30a.m. - 4:30p.m., Monday through Friday. You must also activate your card by stopping at the circulation desk of the library or by calling (906) 227-2260.

Sources for Locating Journal Articles

The premier index covering journal articles and non-journal materials (ERIC documents) in the field of education. Most ERIC documents since 1993 are available full text. If you would like to limit your search to journal articles only, select "Journal (CIJE)" from the Limit to: Document Type drop-down menu. Coverage goes back to 1966.

Google Scholar
This Google product indexes citations, articles, and books from all fields of study, not just the field of education. Please note that not all articles are available as full text.

This is the premier index to literature in the field of psychology. Contains citations to articles and books on cognitive development and learning theory as it relates to math and science education. Coverage goes back to 1887.

Tracking down articles
When searching any of the above databases, click on the icon (usually located in the complete or full record details). A new window will pop-up that indicates if we have the article available electronically. If it is not available electronically, click on the link to search the library catalog to determine if we have a paper copy of the article in the library. If the library does not have access to the article in any format, a link is also provided that allows you to submit a request for a photocopy of the article (interlibrary loan).

Library Materials

Use the OneSearch tab to find articles in magazines or journals. Use the Catalog tab to locate the books, periodicals, government documents, and audiovisual materials the library owns. 

NMU Theses
To locate a NMU thesis in the library collection, search for the word thesis from the Subject search screen. Browse through the results in order to see NMU theses from various departments. For example, to see all the mathematics education theses, choose "Thesis-Education-Mathematics Education."

Borrowing Materials From Other Libraries

Interlibrary Loan allows you to obtain materials not owned by the Olson Library.  Materials such as books and periodical articles, among other sources, can be borrowed from other libraries.  The average time to receive requested materials is 7-10 days and you will be notified by email when your items arrive.  Consult the link above for further details and to submit a request.

APA Style

APA Style Guide
Examples of how to cite some of the more common types of sources, including web sites and online journal articles, according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.  Consult the Manual in the library's Reference Collection (BF 76.7 P83) for further information or types of sources not listed here.

MLA Style

MLA Style Guide
Examples of how to cite some of the more common sources, including web sites and online articles, according to the most recent edition of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers.  Consult the Handbook in the library's Reference Collection (LB 2369 .G53) for sources not listed at this site.

Need Further Assistance?

Stop by the Reference Desk for further assistance with any of the above sources.  You can also contact the Reference Desk through live chat or by phone at 227-2294.

Library Hours
Mon: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tue: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wed: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thu: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Fri: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sat: 12:00 noon - 8:00 p.m.
For exceptions and full year hours