Research Guide for

EDUC 1101 Intro to Education (Zachman)


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The largest database of articles on education topics.  Includes peer-reviewed articles from education journals.

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Publications From Teachers Unions (Website Source)
  • American Educator articles grouped by subject — American Federation of Teachers
  • NEA Today articles grouped by publication date (scroll down the page) — National Education Association

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 (PDF)
A guide to APA citation format based on the 7th edition of the APA Publication Manual.

APA Formatting and Style Guide (OWL at Purdue)
A comprehensive guide to APA formatting and style (7th edition). See examples of APA formats for papers, References lists, in-text citations, footnotes, and more.

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.