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George Fox students and staff have access to over 500,000 library e-books. The e-books are accessible 24/7 from any computer or mobile device with an Internet connection. The instructions below apply to 99% of our library e-books.
Click the link to any George Fox Library e-book and login with your My.GeorgeFox.edu info to immediately access and read the e-book in a browser.
The vast majority of e-books allow for unlimited simultaneous users (meaning an entire class can be reading the same e-book at once).
Most library e-books allow a set number of pages to be downloaded in PDF format to keep (decided by publisher and vendor). (Depending on the platform, the page numbers are reset every hour or every 24 hours and can then be downloaded again until the entire book has been downloaded to keep.)
Most library e-books are DRM (digital rights management) protected e-books,
From daunting to doable in six steps. The process of literature search and composing a formal literature review can be intimidating. But masters and doctoral candidates in Education and related fields have found academic argumentation to be seamlessly intuitive with the six-step process pioneered by this book.
This accessible text provides a roadmap for producing a high-quality literature review--an integral part of a successful thesis, dissertation, term paper, or grant proposal. Each step of searching for, evaluating, analyzing, and synthesizing prior studies is clearly explained and accompanied by user-friendly suggestions, organizational tips, vignettes, and examples of student work.
This accessible, hands-on text has now been revised and updated, with expanded coverage of topics including how theory may emerge from exploratory data analysis. The book prepares graduate students, new researchers, and even seasoned investigators to develop their own theories and build on existing ones. Concrete strategies are provided to help readers generate ideas, define constructs, and think through relationships and processes that link constructs. Compelling examples from multiple disciplines illustrate the use of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods orientations to theory construction. The text also offers practical advice for writing effectively about theories in papers and grant applications. Readers learn by doing via application and concept exercises, demonstration boxes, and practical guidelines.