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ED 555: Teacher as Researcher: Searching the Education Literature

Essential Education Databases

ERIC Searching Tips

  • Select the Peer Reviewed checkbox on the left side of the page to find academic, scholarly articles

Peer Reviewed checkbox

  • In addition to journal articles, your search may include ERIC Documents (they have codes that start with ED such as: ED626311)
    • ERIC Documents include conference papers, handbooks, reports, and other materials gathered and published by the U.S. Department of Education.
    • ERIC Documents do not go through a peer review process, so you will want to evaluate these items with a critical eye to determine their quality.

Advanced Searching for Education Research

This tutorial presents advanced strategies for searching the ERIC database for education research, including identifying relevant search terms, accessing full text, and saving citations.

"Cited by" Searching: Finding Who Cited A Key Resource

Search Google Scholar for key articles that you have located on your topic to look for more current publications that cited your original article.

Choose the Cited by link to find more current publications that cited your original article:

Cited by link highlighted

Browse through the list of citations, or search within citing articles to find a specific topic:

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