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RDG 5326: Developmental Literacy in the Middle and Secondary Schools: Finding Articles

Developmental Literacy in the Middle and Secondary Schools

Search Tips

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

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.

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