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Joyner Library Website Tour
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Welcome HDFS 4000 Students!
Welcome to Joyner Library's HDFS 4000 Research Guide!
Select the tabs above to access many of Joyner Library's resources. Many of these resources are available digitally, though some are only available in print.
After reviewing this research guide, students should be able to:
Complete steps of the research process
Locate and utilize ECU Libraries' online and print resources, e.g., books, journal articles, etc.
Access and use resources for creating lesson plans
Cite sources in APA style
Communicate with librarians to get help
Search the Library
One Search is a great place to start your research. It allows you to simultaneously search through a variety of databases and the ECU Libraries' catalog.
Ask a Librarian
Text Message: Send a text to (252) 391-8428.
Phone: Call our Research desk at (252) 328-6677 or 1-866-291-5581 (toll free).
Email: Write your question on our e-mail form. We will answer you within 24 hours when classes are in session.
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