ADM G 601: Organizational Analysis

This course examines a selected number of the most important concepts that comprise organizational theory and relates them to the structure and operational management of educational institutions.

Researching Your Assignment in Educational Administration

This is a guide to library resources for Organizational Analysis. It should help you as you work on your assignments or want to further explore the subject. For more resources, look at the Education subject guide page.

Healey Library Home Page

Everything in this guide, and much more, can also be accessed through the library's home page.

Library Basics


Articles can include scholarly articles published in peer-reviewed journals, or articles in popular magazines or newspapers. As with all sources for your assignments and research, you will need to carefully assess the appropriateness and reliability of any articles you find. Articles from peer-reviewed scholarly journals are usually preferable, but for some subjects articles from more general interest magazines may be appropriate.

Healey Library has a large number of databases of articles, some of which cover specific fields, while others are more general. You can see a list of all the databases at the library's Databases & Indexes page. If you are searching off campus, enter your last name and barcode to access the databases.

EBSCO Education Databases

These databases can be searched separately or together with other EBSCO databases. For help with searching any of the EBSCO databases, view Basic Searching in Academic Libraries tutorial.
  • ERIC (Educational Resource Information Center) provides access to education literature and resources. ERIC provides full text of more than 2,200 digests along with references for additional information and citations and abstracts from over 1,000 educational and education-related journals.

Educator's Reference Complete

  • Academic journals, reports, and reference sources for teachers and school administrators
  • Covers education from pre-school to higher education
  • Some full-text with majority from the ERIC database

LexisNexis Academic

  • Provides access to news, business, legal and medical resources
  • Most publications are available in full text
  • For help using LexisNexis Academic, view the Lexis/Nexis Tutorials

ProQuest Education Journals

  • Covers primary, secondary and higher education from 1991 to the present
  • Over 700 journals are indexed including children’s magazines, scholarly journals and trade publications
  • Most articles are full text
  • Introduction to using Proquest Education Journals

Getting Articles

While some databases include the full text of articles, others only provide citations. Citations may include a link or an icon to the full text which will take you to the EBSCO LinkSource page. For help getting an article, follow these steps:


Healey Library Catalog

  • Lists every book (and film, journal, etc.) owned by the library.
  • Search by title, author, subject, or keyword. For more about searching, go here.

Virtual Catalog

  • Search and request items yourself from the Virtual Catalog which include:
    • BLC Virtual Catalog - a combined catalog of participating Boston Library Consortium libraries
    • Mass Virtual Catalog - a combined catalog of Massachusetts public libraries, public colleges, and public universities
  • For help view the tutorial Using the Virtual Catalog


  • Combined catalogs of libraries around the world.
  • Largest bibliographic database.
  • For an introduction to WorldCat, go here.

Google Books
  • Indexes millions of books from library collections of research institutions
  • View the table of contents and index of some books
  • Google Books Tutorial

Getting Books

Once you have found out about a book, how do you get a copy?

Additional Information

Citing Sources


Comparing Periodicals

Reading Scholarly Journals

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