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RDG 6336: Reading Specialist Internship I: Designing and Evaluating Literacy Research in Schools: Finding Articles

Search Tips

Search by keywords/small phrases and use Boolean searching. 

AND: "struggling reader*" AND tutor*
OR: kinder* OR "early childhood"

Use "quotation marks"to search for whole phrases > "virtual learning"

Limit search results by Date and Peer-Reviewed journals.

Consider truncation. The symbol used is usually *.

read* will retrieve: 
read, reading, reader, etc.

Check Subject terms to see if there are any synonym terms to consider.

Searching for Full Text

If you come across a citation to an article and you'd like to track down its full text, follow the steps below:

The example below shows that The Journal of Continuing Higher Education is accessible in print/microform as well as online. The entry also shows coverage dates to indicate which years are accessible. 

Google Scholar

Google Scholar can be a useful tool when collecting research information. Settings can be updated to display:

Library Links - FindIt@Txstate
Bibliography Manager - EndNote

For EndNote Web, Under Downloads, use Capture Reference