For effective searching it is important to understand the difference between Keyword searching and Subject Term searching in databases.
Use the EDUCATION SOURCE database to find articles.
Step 1. Search by typing a few unique keywords into the first search box. For example, student engagement.
Step 2. On the results page, click on the Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) on the left under Limit To.
Step 3. Under Source Types, click the Academic Journals box.
4. Examine the list of Subject Terms (concept term assigned to articles by people who read them) to see if there is one representing your concept. Click on Show More link to select more than 1 subject term at a time.
5. Add another keyword. Make sure you re-select Academic Journals and the germane subject term in the left navigation area.
6. Examine the list of articles and read abstracts (click the title of an article) of ones that seem germane to your area of reseach.
Learning outcomes: by the end of these 2 screencasts, you will: