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Leadership Studies

This guide covers multidisciplinary aspects of leadership studies in all areas. It is geared particularly for students in the Leadership Studies doctoral program.

Find Scholarly Articles

Scholarly or academic articles contain original research on a narrow topic. They are usually peer-reviewed and are published in scholarly journals. To find articles on your topic, use keywords to search in one of the databases listed below.

If the article you want isn't available in full text you can request it for free through Interlibrary Loan.

Useful Databases in Leadership Studies:

Because the field of Leadership Studies covers so many different sub-topics it is difficult to find everything needed in a single place. There is no "one stop shop" for searching comprehensively in the scholarly literature on leadership. Consider databases in education, management, political science, psychology, and sociology as good starting places.

General, Multi-Subject Databases:

Find Books

Scholarly books are much longer than articles and they provide more depth and context. You can find physical books or e-books in our catalog below. Try searching by subject, keyword, author, or title. After you search select "Books" on the left side of the page to limit your results to only books.

Cite Your Sources

Any time you use another's work in your research, you need to cite the source with both in-text and reference list citations. American Psychological Association (APA) style is the citation style most commonly used for research in Leadership Studies. To learn how to cite in APA style, visit the resource linked below.