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EDGS 5510: Introduction to Educational Research: Home

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Stockton Students

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Finding Articles


Search ERIC for journal articles and non-journal literature (documents) in Education.

  • For a more precise search, use the online thesaurus for vocabulary to represent the concepts of your research topic.
  • Place each unique concept in a separate row. Use AND to connect concepts (for example, bilingual education AND qualitative research). Both concepts will be present in your results.
  • Search separately for journal articles and non-journal literature by limiting your results to journal articles (EJ) or to documents (ED).
  • Limit your results to peer reviewed for abstracts from scholarly publications.

Other selected databases with scholarly journal articles on educational topics include: Education Full Text, Academic Search Premier, Physical Education Index, PsycINFO, and Web of Science.

For research on controversial topics, CQ Researcher provides a weekly report on a key national issue. A number of reports cover topics in Education. Reports include a pro/con section.

Search by journal title in Electronic Journals A-Z to link to the journal if it is available in full text in a database.

Electronic journals in Education.

Other databases

Retrieving Full Text Articles

To retrieve a full text article, click one of these icons:


        HTML Full-Text


Click Find It! to determine if an article is available in full text in another library database or in print in the University Library.



Use Interlibrary Loan's online request form for copies of articles from other libraries. Articles often arrive in 1-3 working days.

Finding Articles on the Internet

Google Scholar is a good resource for scholarly articles available online.

Google Scholar search tips.

About Google Scholar.

Finding Books and More

Library Catalog Step 1: find books, theses, DVDs, and more from the University Library.


   Link+ Catalog Step 2: find and request books online from libraries in California and Nevada. Delivery in 2-4 working days.


WorldCat Step 3: find books and more from libraries across the country. Complete the Interlibrary Loan online request form for delivery in 5-7 working days.


Electronic books on educational subjects.


   Encyclopedias providing an introduction to topics in Education.

Other library catalogs

Librarian Liaison for Education

Warren Jacobs
University Library

Research consultations, questions on APA format, and thesis/project and dissertation guidelines.

Office hours by appointment.
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Finding Theses and Dissertations


Thesis and dissertation guides available from the University Library.

Use ProQuest Dissertations for online access to full-text theses and dissertations in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Link+ can be used for online requests of theses or dissertations from libraries in California and Nevada with delivery in 2-4 working days.

Master's theses and projects in Education that may be checked out from the University Library.

Tutorials and Research Guides

Education research guide.

Online video tutorials for library resources in Education including ERIC and Academic Search Premier.

Developing a Search Strategy Tips on searching more efficiently and effectively.

Scholarly vs. Popular Sources Distinguishing between scholarly journals and popular periodicals.

Primary versus Secondary Sources Attributes of primary and secondary sources.

ERIC Documents Tips on identifying and retrieving non-journal literature using the ERIC database.

Tests and Measurements Tests, reviews, and resources for finding testing instruments.

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