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Selected Education Resources, curated by Samantha Godbey, Education Librarian

Finding Articles

Handouts to Help You Get Started

Education Databases

These databases are excellent sources for scholarly and research articles in education.

PLEASE NOTE: Most journal articles in these searchable databases will be available to you full-text online. Those that are not available full-text can be acquired via Interlibrary Loan at no cost with a turn-around time of 2 or 3 days.

Related Databases

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Search Tips

Narrow/ Focus Your Search

Broaden/ Expand Your Search

Place quotation marks around words to search for an exact phrase, e.g., "high school" (works in many databases and Google)

And or Not connector between concepts

Or” connector between synonyms

Field Limiters, e.g., dates, type of document

Truncation or Wildcard (e.g., child* to search for all terms beginning with child, e.g. child, children, childcare)

Use the controlled vocabulary (human assigned main topics --Thesaurus)

Free-text or keyword searching (computer mediated, no human intervention)

Proximity searching, e.g.,  first year n3 retention (finds results in which first year is found within 3 words of retention)


Finding Articles Using EBSCO Databases (Academic Search Premier, Education Full Text, ERIC, etc.)

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