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Starting points for research in Teaching

Additional Subject Databases

E-Journal Collections

These e-journal collections provide access to many journals in the field of Education, but they are limited in scope and coverage compared to subject databases.  In most cases, it's better to search subject databases to identify articles, and then use Primo Search to access the materials in these e-journal collections.

Search ERIC

ERIC is the primary tool used by educators to find information related to all aspects of education

Produced by the Institute of Education Sciences of the United States Department of Education the database provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and the Resources in Education Index. ERIC covers journals related to all aspects of education, and ERIC documents, which include curriculum guides, reports, and conference papers.

ERIC: Education Resource Information Center
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Interdisciplinary Databases (The Big Ones)

What's a secondary source?

In secondary sources, authors analyze and interpret primary source materials. 

Secondary sources can be scholarly or popular.  Scholarly sources (sometimes called "academic" or "peer-reviewed" sources) are written by and for experts and typically include bibliographies and citations.  Popular sources are written for a general, non-expert audience and can be authored by anyone.

Need help?

This guide highlights only a small portion of the many resources available to you.  If you're not finding what you need, don't hesitate to contact Andrea!

Andrea Klyn
Social Sciences Liaison Librarian
tel: (253) 879-2875
office:  Collins Library 141

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