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CI 5375: Problems in Elementary Education: Research Databases

Search Tips

Search by keywords/small phrases and use Boolean searching.

AND: reading AND motivat*
OR:  "phonemic awareness" OR "phonological awareness"

Use "quotation marks" to search for whole phrases > "alphabetic principle"

Use the database’s built in limiting features. Some databases have a filter for full-text and/or 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.

Databases

Try Start Your Research first! Search results can be limited to citations from Peer Reviewed journals. 

 

Not searched in Start Your Research

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