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Early Childhood Education: Basic Research

Use Western Library to research issues and best practices related to early childhood education.

TUTORIAL: Credo Reference

Searching and Finding Articles in Library Databases

Start your research with the database, Credo Reference,  to look up general  information about people, concepts, theories in the field of education. 

Next, if you need a scholarly or peer-reviewed article, or more in-depth information try the databases Education Research Complete (EBSCO) or Educator's Reference Complete (Gale). 

Image Credo Reference Search John Bowlby

Finding information in Credo Reference

Enter  John Bowlby into the search box on the Credo Reference home page to bring up the results page. 

  • Notice the  Mind Map feature links to concepts related to your main search term, John Bowlby.  Click on any of the terms to link out to the results page for that term.
  • Notice in the list below the multiple ideas about the concept of Attachment.. Use these alternate terms in future searches in Credo Reference or other databases..
    • Mary Ainsworth
    • Attachment Theory; Attachment Therapy; Attachment in Adults; Attachment Disorder; Reactive Attachment Disorder
    • Maternal deprivation

Image Mind Map - John Bowlby

Image - article title and book title for John Bowlby biographical article

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  • WHY is this person important?
  • HOW can I use this information?  Assignment? Workplace? Personal Life?

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