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EDCL 6352: School as the Center for Inquiry: Finding Articles

EDCL 6352 prepares the educational leader to be an intelligent consumer of research and to assume a leadership role in school-wide action research.

Search Tips

Search by keywords/phrases and use Boolean searching.  

AND: "special education" AND disproportion*

OR:  "low socioeconomic" OR impoverished  

Using "Quotation Marks" searches words as a phrase > "teacher retention"

Limit search results by Date and Peer-Reviewed journals.   

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

DISAB* will retrieve: disabled, disabilities, disability, 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 (refers to Desktop EndNote)