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CI 5327: Principles and Practices in Elementary Education: Search Strategies

Search Tips

Search by keywords/small phrases and use Boolean searching.

AND: "african american students" 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 *

disab* will retrieve: disableddisabilitiesdisability, 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 - EndNote (for Desktop EndNote)

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