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Course Guide for RGS6035 - Research Methods

Library Hours

Library Hours

The Library staff can assist you during the following hours.  


Library Hours during sessions

Librarians are available in person, online, or by telephone for help or questions during the following hours:


Monday - Thursday

1:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Chat help available)



10:00 am - 1:30 pm



8:00 am - 3:00 pm (Chat help available)


The Library is not open on Sunday.


Call the Library for help:                          972-279-6511 ext. 185

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Electronic Books



Below is just a small sample of the many full-text electronic books available in eBooks and ProQuest Ebook Central, the two electronic book databases we provide for our students use. Directions on how to use these two sources follow under “Online Databases”.  These books were found using the term “research methods” and “writing”.


All about Standard Forms of Academic Writing and Academic Document Types

                        Greta Olivo. Delhi, India: University Publications, 2012.   (eBook Collection)


APA Style Simplified: Writing in Psychology, Education, Nursing, and Sociology

                        Bernard C. Beins. Malden, MA: John Wiley, 2012.  (eBook Collection)


English for Academic Research: Writing Exercises

                        Adrian Wallwork. New York: Springer, 2013.  (eBook Collection)


English for Research: Usage, Style, and Grammar

                        Adrian Wallwork. New York: Springer, 2013.  (eBook Collection)


Grammar and Style

                        Mark Peters. New York: Alpha, 2014.  (eBook Collection)


  How the Great Scientists Reasoned: the Scientific Method in Action

                        Gary G. Tibbetts.  Boston, MA: Elsevier, 2013.  (eBook Collection)


Nuts & Bolts of College Writing

                        Michael Harvey. Indianapolis, IN: Hackett, 2013. (eBook Collection)


Oxford Guide to Plain English

                        Martin Cutts. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2013.   (eBook Collection)


Qualitative Research: an Introduction to Methods and Design

                        Stephen D. Lapan, Marylynn T. Quaartaroli, Frances Julia Riemer, and David Meerman Scott.

                        San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2012.       (eBook Collection)


Quantitative and Statistical Research Methods: from Hypothesis to Results

                        William E. Martin and Krista D. Bridgmon. San Francisco, CA: John Wiley, 2012.    (eBook Collection)


Research Integrity and Responsible Conduct of Research

                         Ann Nicholas-Casebolt. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.  (eBook Collection)


Research Methods: the Key Concepts

                        Michael Hammong and J.J. Wellington. New York: Routledge, 2013.  (eBook Collection)


Rowan and Littlefield Guide to Writing with Sources

                        James P. Davis. Lanham, MD: Rowan and Littlefield, 2012.    (eBook Collection)


Succeeding with Your Literature Review: a Handbook for Students

                        Paul Oliver. Maidenhead, UK: Open University Press, 2012.  (eBook Collection)


Think for Yourself: Avoiding Plagiarism

                        Kristine Carlson Asselin.  North Mankato, MN: Capstone Press, 2013.  (eBook Collection)


Writing Well in the 21st Century: the Five Essentials

                        Linda Spencer. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2014.  (eBook Collection)