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ED 7324: Problems and Strategies in Program Planning Seminar: Finding Articles

Search Tips

Search by keywords/phrases and use Boolean searching. What's Boolean? 

AND: "adult education" AND program*  

OR:  "adult education*" OR "adult learning"  

Using "Quotation Marks" searches words as a phrase. 

Limit search results by Date and Peer-Reviewed journals.   

Truncation searches variations of a word. The symbol used is asterisk *

"ADULT LEARN*" will retrieve: adult learning, adult learner, adult learners, 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 Desktop EndNote)

* For EndNote Web, under Downloads, use Capture Reference.