For effective searching it is important to understand the difference between Keyword searching and Subject Term searching in databases.
Use the ERIC database to find articles.
Step 1. Search by typing a few unique keywords into the first search box. For example, educational technology and coach.
Step 2. On the results page, click on the Peer Reviewed on the left under "Refine your results" and click the Update button. Read the article titles to find a "pearl of an article" and click on the hyperlinked title to read the abstract.
Step 3. Try a new search in ERIC using the descriptors of educational technology and teacher role and limiting the results to "Peer Reviewed."
Step 4: Examine the resulting list of articles making sure to click on the hyperlinked article title to read the abstract.
Try a different search in the Religion & Philosophy database by typing a few unique keywords into the first search box. For example, try the key words educational technology and philosoph* (the asterisk asks the search engine to return all forms of the word.)
Learning outcomes: by the end of these 2 screencasts, you will: