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ECE 3100

VIDEOS on Finding quality articles in databases 10-12 minutes each

Learning outcomes: by the end of these 2 screencasts, you will:

  • know how to find education focused subject guides
  • apply database search strategies modeled to:
    • narrow your search
    • perform concept searches versus keyword searches
    • search in a more sophisticated manner
    • be able to identify quality academic articles
    • know the steps to finding the full text of an article

Keywords versus subject terms

For effective searching, it is important to understand the difference between Keyword searching and Subject Term searching in databases.

  • Keyword searching asks the search engine to look for every article that has the keywords in it, so an article may, ore may not, be on the subject you are interested in researching.
  • Subject Term searching (using Descriptors or subject terms) asks the search engine to look for every article that is on the concept represented by the subject term you are using.

Education Database List

Other databases and search engines

K-12 Databases