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LEM 625: Research in Library Education Media

Finding Funding Sources Supporting Your Proposal Writing Your Proposal Citing Your Sources Your Comments

The purpose of this course research guide is to acquaint you with some of the resources in the University Library and on the World Wide Web useful for your research. Should you have questions, stop by the Reference Desk on the first floor. You may also call the Reference Desk at (334) 229-4110 during the hours the Library is open.

 

Finding Funding Sources

Once you decide on a project, you'll need to locate a foundation, corporation, government agency, or individual willing to contribute money, equipment, or services toward implementation of your project. Remember you should do careful research to match your need to their philanthropic activities.

Getting Started

  • Grantsmanship for Small Libraries and School Library Media Centers
    available in netLibrary (ASU)
  • Becoming a Fundraiser: The Principles and Practice of Library Development
    available in netLibrary (ASU)
  • Getting Your Grant: A How-to-do-it Manual for Librarians
    Main Reference: Z 683.2 .U6 B37 1993
  • The Bowker Annual of Library and Book Trade Information
    Main Reference: Z 731 .A47
  • The "How to" Grants Manual: Successful Grantseeking Techniques for Obtaining Public and Private Grants
    Main Reference: HG 177 .B38
  • HORNetCat
    search for other books in the Library
  • netLibrary (ASU)
    search for additional electronic books

United States Government

Alabama Government

Foundations and Corporations

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Supporting Your Proposal

Next you'll need to gather information that supports your need. The more soundly you can support the necessity for your project, the more likely you are to acquire the needed resources. Some of the sources listed above will be helpful at this point. Also explore periodical articles, ERIC documents and statistics in your quest for funding.

Magazine, Journal, and Newspaper Articles

ERIC Documents

Statistics

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Writing Your Proposal

Now that you've chosen a funder and gathered supporting information, you'll write the proposal. Check the following sources for advice and guidance.

Proposal Writing Tips

  • Getting Your Grant: A How-to-do-it Manual for Librarians
    Main Reference: Z 683.2 .U6 B37 1993
  • HORNetCat
    search for other books in the Library
  • netLibrary (ASU)
    search for electronic books

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Citing Your Sources

You will use the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association to cite your sources. A copy of the Manual is available at the Reference Desk on the first floor of the Library. Additional assistance with citing electronic publications is available from the APA online site.

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Your Comments

Please take a few minutes to let us know what you think about this guide. Has it helped with your research? Do you have any suggestions for improving the guide? You may e-mail Barbara Hightower (bhightower@alasu.edu) or call her at (334) 229-6839 with your comments and suggestions.

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Authored by: Barbara Hightower, Information Literacy Librarian
All contents copyright 2004, ASU. All rights reserved.
January 15, 2004
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