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ED 7311: Educational Philosophy in a Social Context: Finding Articles

Educational Philosophy in a Social Context

Search Tips

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

AND: "african american*" AND "achievement gap"
OR:  "project based learning" OR "project method in teaching"

Use "quotation marks" to search for whole phrases. 

Use the limiting features like date and peer-reviewed journals. 

Consider truncation. The symbol used is usually *.

epistemolog* will retrieve: epistemology, epistemological, epistemologies, 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:

Periodical List: Enter "Journal Title"

 
        
 

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 -> RefWorks