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A Guide to Adult Learning and Development (ALD): Home

This Research Guide contains resources supporting CSU's Adult Learning & Development Master's Program.

Interlibrary Loan

Use Interlibrary Loan Services to get articles, books, dissertations, and other materials you need that are not available from the Michael Schwartz Library or from OhioLINK.


Welcome to the Research Guide for the Adult Learning and Development (ALD) Program!

My name is Diane Kolosionek, and I am the Education Subject Specialist Librarian at the Michael Schwartz Library of Cleveland State University. This guide has been developed to support students in the ALD program. Some of you may be returning to school after many years out in the working world. Getting back into the groove of attending classes, studying for exams, and writing research papers may feel overwhelming, especially when you are juggling school, work, and family responsibilities. Please know that many resources and services are available to assist you!

Google and Wikipedia are NOT recommended for research at the graduate level! Professors expect you to locate, evaluate, and properly cite information from a variety of credible sources, including peer-reviewed journal articles and scholarly books. This Research Guide will help you navigate the Michael Schwartz Library website and many of the key resources and services you will use for your research. In addition, the guide provides information, tips, and links to many other resources for graduate student success.


I am your Personal Librarian. I am happy to meet with you to help you get started with your research or to answer any questions. Please use the Schedule Appointment button to the right to make an appointment with me. If the days and times available do not fit your schedule, then please call me or email me so that we can find a mutually convenient time to meet.

Good Luck!

Diane Kolosionek

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Diane Kolosionek
Diane Kolosionek
Head, Research & Liaison Services

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