Instructor: Katri O'Neil
Librarian: Steve Burks, 654.2354, Office,: Library 210
- Finding Journal Articles - Library Databases by Subject
- Limiters (Advanced Search)
- Off-Campus Access
- ERIC Thesaurus - Despriptor Terms to help narrow and/or broaden your search
- Interlibrary Loan
- Bells & Whistles
- RSS Feeds
- Set up Alerts
- Cite source (APA)
1. Finding Journal Articles - Library Databases by Subject
Go to the Library homepage and choose the Research by Subject link. Choose Education
The primary database for Education is ERIC:
ERIC provides unlimited access to more than 1.3 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials, with hundreds of new records added twice weekly. If available, links to full text are included.
Within the ERIC Collection, you will find records for:
- journal articles
- research syntheses
- conference papers
- technical reports
- policy papers
- other education-related materials
Use the advanced search mode to limit searches for age groups, language, country, research articles, etc
2. Off-Campus Access
To access the library resources off-campus, you must have a current Mikenet username.
3. ERIC Thesaurus - Descriptor Terms
Look for the
The Thesaurus of ERIC Descriptors (Thesaurus) is a controlled vocabulary - a carefully selected list of education-related words and phrases assigned to ERIC records to organize them by subject and make them easier to retrieve through a search. Searching by Descriptors involves selecting relevant terms from this controlled vocabulary to locate information on your topic.
While you can also search ERIC using keywords of your choosing, you will get more precise search results if you use Thesaurus terms. That's because searching by keywords requires matching the exact words found in a record, while searching by Descriptors allows you to locate records indexed by subject, regardless of the terminology the author may have used. The ERIC Thesaurus will allow you to conduct systemic searches and save time by reducing guesswork and trial-and-error methods.
4. Interlibrary Loan
If full-text of the article is unavailable, you may click the Check for Full Text link under the record to access the full-text. If no full-text is available, use the Submit Interlibrary Loan Request
5. Bells & Whistles
You may set up an account in Ebsco (MyEbscohost) to save searches or set up alerts to your email on topics you selesct. You may also set up RSS feeds of your search results in your Firefox or IE browser.