How can I find information in the Library to help me prepare for my doctoral comprehensive assessment course (CMP)?


Some of the ways you can be prepared before taking the doctoral comprehensive assessment course is to review these resources and improve your research strategies. Please contact the Library for any assistance.

Please see the following resources to aid in your preparation:

  1. Research Strategies - Watch our Searching 101 and Searching 102 Workshops accessible on the Library Workshop Videos page. Read about database research strategies under Preparing to Search on our Research Process page.
  2. Scholarly vs. Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles - Understand the difference and learn learn how to verify if a journal is peer-reviewed. See FAQ:Scholarly VS Peer Reviewed and FAQ:Peer-Reviewed Journals. We also recommend viewing the Scholarly vs. Peer-Reviewed Journals Quick Tutorial Video.
  3. Researching Theories and Concepts - See our Researching Theoretical Frameworks page on how to search for theories and theoretical approaches.
  4. Discipline Specific Resources - Learn about what library resources are available that are specific to your discipline. On the Library Workshop Videos page, you can find Learn the Library for Business, Education, or Psychology and Marriage & Family Sciences. On the A-Z Databases page, you may refine the databases by subject.
  5. APA Citation - Review your American Psychological Association Publication Manual, 7th Edition and know where to find additional APA Citation Resources. You may also contact the Academic Success Center for additional assistance with APA Style prior to your course via their Ask a Coach page.


  • Last Updated Dec 02, 2022
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