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  • Best Article Databases for Education

    PubMed Central

    PMC is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM)

     

    PubMed Central offers very sophisticated searching options, but these can be intimidating to new users.  Read PubMed Help first.

    Faculty Reserves

    Come to the CIRCULATION desk and request Reserve items by your EDU course number.

    Most items check out for two hours, in-Library use.

    Early Childhood Education Videos

    Free Sample Articles from NAEYC

    NAEYC

    NEXT for Young Children, an NAEYC Professional Development Resource, is published electronically and released six times per year, to accompany each issue of Young Children. Follow the NAEYC link above to see sample articles or to get to the member log-in.

    Search for eBooks

    Suggested eBooks

    Select "Read Online" or "PDF Full Text" if you do not have Adobe Digital Editions software loaded on your computer or tablet.

    Starting a Search? Keep It Simple.

    • Keep your initial search simple—set the limit for “Full Text” right away, but save other limits (such as date ranges, scholarly, etc.) until you see the results list.

    • Look for common database tools (suggested subject headings, abstracts, citation help, emailing and save options) on the edges of the page, often in a color bar above the search boxes or in a separate frame on the right or left of your results list.

    Basic Google Scholar Search

    Google Scholar Search

    Request an Interlibrary Loan

    Narrowing Your Results with "Advanced Search"

    Go to Advanced Search through the button made of three horizontal lines in the upper left of the screen: 

    Enter your information on the advanced search screen:

     

    We don't really know how Google Scholar indexes items, but according to Google, "Google Scholar aims to sort articles the way researchers do, weighing the full text of each article, the author, the publication in which the article appears, and how often the piece has been cited in other scholarly literature."

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    Magazines vs Trade Journals vs Scholarly Journals

    Here's what to look for:

    CRITERIA POPULAR MAGAZINE TRADE JOURNAL SCHOLARLY JOURNAL
     

     

     

     

    Content Secondary discussion of someone else's research; may include personal narrative or opinion; general information, purpose is to entertain or inform. Current news, trends and products in a specific industry; practical information for professionals working in the field or industry. In-depth, primary account of original findings written by the researcher(s); very specific information, with the goal of scholarly communication.
    Author Author is frequently a journalist paid to write articles, may or may not have subject expertise. Author is usually a professional in the field, sometimes a journalist with subject expertise. Author's credentials are provided; usually a scholar or specialist with subject expertise.
    Audience General public; the interested non-specialist. Professionals in the field; the interested non-specialist. Scholars, researchers, and students.
    Language Vocabulary in general usage; easily understandable to most readers. Specialized terminology or jargon of the field, but not as technical as a scholarly journal. Specialized terminology or jargon of the field; requires expertise in subject area.
    Graphics Graphs, charts and tables; lots of glossy advertisements and photographs. Photographs; some graphics and charts; advertisements targeted to professionals in the field. Graphs, charts, and tables; very few advertisements and photographs.
    Layout & Organization Informal; may include non-standard formatting. May not present supporting evidence or a conclusion. Informal; articles organized like a journal or a newsletter. Evidence drawn from personal experience or common knowledge. Structured; includes the article abstract, goals and objectives, methodology, results (evidence), discussion, conclusion, and bibliography.
    Accountability Articles are evaluated by editorial staff, not experts in the field; edited for format and style. Articles are evaluated by editorial staff who may be experts in the field, not peer-reviewed*; edited for format and style. Articles are evaluated by peer-reviewers* or referees who are experts in the field; edited for content, format, and style.
    References Rare. Little, if any, information about source materials is given. Occasional brief bibliographies, but not required. Required. Quotes and facts are verifiable.
    Paging Each issue begins with page 1. Each issue generally begins with page 1. Page numbers are generally consecutive throughout the volume.