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Database Search Tip

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Did you know you can search multiple EBSCO databases at the same time? Look for the 'Choose Databases' at the top of the page and select from the list that pops up. 



ERIC (Education Research Information Center) is an indispensable resource for education literature and is our best digital resource to use for education research. Access ERIC from the link below, or at anytime from the Digital Resources page on the library's homepage.

ERIC and Research

While using ERIC for research, the following items will help your search process go smoothly.

PEER REVIEW - Limit your results to peer reviewed or scholarly information by selecting "Peer Reviewed" at Limit Your Results.

DATE PUBLISHED - Because ERIC will return your search results in relevance order, you may want to put in a date range, especially if you are searching for the most current information.

FULL TEXT - Conducting a good search for research means that you should look at all available information.  Therefore, do not limit your search to only the readily available full text.  Leave this unmarked and use the interlibrary loan link on any record that does not have full text. 

CITE - At the abstract view, click on cite from the right side menu to format your reference in the appropriate reference style. Remember to always double check it for accuracy.

ADD TO FOLDER - Organize your finds easily by adding them to the folder.  Then, when you are running additional searches, you may easily spot those which you have already selected.

MY EBSCOHOST - Create a free account to save your references. Being organized about which items you have already collected, will save you time when you resume your search at a later time.  See the video below on using My EBSCOhost for more details.

How to do a Basic Search in EBSCOhost

How to do an Advanced Search in EBSCOhost

Subjects and Keywords

Searching with keywords in ERIC is easy.  Simply separate each term or concept by placing them on their own line, or by combining terms with Boolean Operators. In addition, using words predefined by the database will help you search for everything on a specific subject. See the link below to learn more about using Boolean Operators and the Thesaurus to locate additional terms. Below are some keywords and subject terms to get your search started.



Educational Methods

Educational Practices

Teaching Methods

Educational Assessment

Curriculum Evaluation

Student Evaluation

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