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MEd / EdD: Graduate Programs (Edmonton): Searching the Education Literature

Education-focused Databases

The ERIC database includes two types of resources:

  • EJ (ERIC Journal) = Includes articles from peer reviewed journals and professional magazines.
  • ED (ERIC Documents) = Includes research reports, conference papers, handbooks, and other sources other than journal articles. Quality may vary.

Searching Related Disciplines

Searching Tips

Use the asterisk ( * ) to look for multiple spellings or variations of a word:

educat* finds educate, educating, education

Use quotation marks ( " " ) to search for 2 or more words as an exact phrase:

"differentiated instruction"

"high schools"

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. | 503.943.7111 or 800.841.8261 | 5000 N. Willamette Blvd., Portland, OR 97203-5798
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