EBSCO Information Services Introduces Pathways to Research™ to Help Students Become Better Researchers

EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) releases Pathways to Research, a new proprietary suite of products consisting of curated research summaries, to help students build college-level research skills. EBSCO will roll out subject-specific Pathways to Research products designed to bridge the gap from encyclopedic and general resources often used in high school, to the more authoritative, journal-based sources needed for college-level research. These products are designed to help students learn the best way to conduct and synthesize research.

Pathways to Research provides searchable, curated research summaries to help high school and college students develop strong research skills. The products also provide links to thousands of related scholarly articles in the designated subject area for a comprehensive research experience. Pathways to Research includes emerging subjects not extensively covered in textbooks.

Each product focuses on 100 or more topics in the field and contains original, exclusive summaries. These summaries are peer-reviewed and written by scholars and professors at the PhD level. Summaries also link to thousands of citations and related articles from authoritative sources. New topics are added on an ongoing basis and summaries are continually updated. Each summary is approximately 3,000 to 6,000 words, written in concise, plain language and contains illustrations, photos and charts.

The first three products to be released in Pathways to Research include: Pathways to Research in EducationPathways to Research in Business and Economics and Pathways to Research in Sustainability. Each product covers current, developing topics and can also be searched in EBSCO Discovery Service.

Pathways to Research in Education topics include assessment, diversity/multicultural education, early childhood education, equity, diversity and social justice, literacy, multilingual learners, secondary education, special education and early intervention.

Pathways to Research in Business and Economics topics include corporate social responsibility, equity, diversity & inclusion, human resources, international business, minority businesses, sales and marketing, social responsibility and supply chain management.

Pathways to Research in Sustainability topics include agriculture, construction management, engineering, environmental policy, environmental sciences, geosciences, natural resources, public administration and planning, business and education.

EBSCO Information Services Senior Vice President of Product Management Michael Laddin says Pathways to Research helps bridge the gap in the development of research skills for high school and college students. “Often, students are intimidated by long, scholarly articles, but the concise peer-reviewed summaries in Pathways to Research are written in plain language and are supported by photos, illustrations and charts. They are designed to help students improve their skills in conducting and synthesizing research.”

To learn more about this new innovative platform, visit: https://www.ebsco.com/products/research-databases/pathways-research.