Research Guide for

EDUC 1101 Intro to Education (Toland)

Find Sources
Academic Search Premier + MegaFILE
Search these two multi-disciplinary databases at once to find even more articles from academic journals, popular magazines, and major newspapers. Publications From Teachers Unions
  • American Educator articles grouped by subject — American Federation of Teachers
  • NEA Today articles grouped by publication date (scroll down the page) — National Education Association
ProQuest Major U.S. Newspapers
Search the 5 major U.S. newspapers all at once. Includes New York Times (including the Magazine and Book Review), Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal (including WSJ magazine).

ERIC (EBSCOhost)
ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, contains more than 1,300,000 records and links to more than 317,000 full-text documents.
Can't find what you're looking for? Try using the Library's Combined Search.
Research Reminders
  • Research is a process. You probably won’t find everything you need on the first try. You may need to do multiple searches or read some background information about your topic before continuing to search.
  • If you can’t find much on your topic, try different keywords. Using synonyms or broader and related terms can help you find more articles. As you research, be on the lookout for new keywords to use.

Picking a Topic (From North Carolina State University)


Developing Keywords (From Monroe Community College)


What is Peer Review? (From Deakin University)

 
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Cite Your Sources (APA)
APA Quick Guide
A guide to APA citation format based on the 6th edition of the APA Publication Manual.

APA Formatting and Style Guide (OWL at Purdue)
APA (American Psychological Association) is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. This resource, revised according to the 6th edition of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page.
Types of Sources
Three common types of articles are scholarly articles, popular articles, and trade or professional articles. All three types of sources can be useful depending on your research goals.

To learn more, read Scholarly, Popular, and Trade Articles from Loyola Marymount University Library.