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CI 7360: Designing Educational Research: Finding Articles | Search Tips

Designing Educational Research

Search Tips

Search by keywords/phrases and use Boolean searching

AND: "public school*" AND gentrif*
OR: 
 "unaccompanied youth*" OR "unaccompanied minors"  

Using "Quotation Marks" searches words as a phrase. 

Limit search results by Date and Peer-Reviewed journals.   

Truncation searches variations of a word by using the asterisk * symbol. 
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:

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