Go to the Libraries Homepage and then to the right. You can start with the Subject Guides to get an overview on your subject area. You can also search alphabetically. It's probably easier to start with the subject guides.
In addition to looking at the major Education & Psychology databases, ERIC, Education Research Complete & APA PsycInfo, consider your other options. Remember that you can search multiple databases simultaneously within database "families" (EBSCO & ProQuest) by selecting "choose databases" and then clicking OK.
Academic Search Complete A good general purpose database which searches in both scholarly and the popular press
We have an entire "family" of databases in both the EBSCO and ProQuest collections. You can search more than one database at a time by clicking on "select /choose databases". Here are a few to get you started (EBSCO)
For Sociology consider SocIndex, Sociological Abstracts and the Sociological Collection
We have the 2008 edition of SAGE Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods and Sage Reference Online available in GALILEO.
Some general databases to consider for a variety of topics include Academic Research Complete, ProQuest Dissertations & Theses. Web of Science is another good one for multiple subjects. (See below for more information on Web of Science.)
Below are some examples of other searches and how to think about them:
For topics relating to student athletes, consider the following: Medline with Full Text, ProQuest Nursing and Allied HealthSource , CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health), SPORTDiscus, Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Collection. Also, please consider the Kinesiology options.
For research on transgender students, the medically-oriented databases listed above will also apply as well as Family & Society Studies Worldwide, Family Studies Abstracts, LGBTQ+Source, Sociological Abstracts and/or Sociological Collection, Violence & Abuse Abstracts, & Women's Studies International.
STEM topics can be found in both the general Education K-16 GALILEO listing as well as the subject guide listing for the Sciences .
Web of Science only indexes scholarly materials, so you won't have to limit your results to get them. It's heavily tilted toward the "hard" sciences, but is getting increasing coverage for the social sciences as well. One of the cool features of this database is that you can sort your results by "number of times cited". This is great way to discover articles that are heavily used in your field.
Databases for the K-12 community
eBook K-8 Collection (EBSCOhost)--Find this in the list of databases within EBSCO
Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD) is the most comprehensive source for PreK-12 and young adult reading materials. A useful way to find children's books dealing with their mental health issues & questions
Explora Primary and Explora Secondary These two GALILEO databases are for the K-8 crowd. Many items are full-text.
If a GALILEO database doesn't have the full text of your article, these are your options:
Another good place to look for materials is in Google Scholar. Use the Libraries' Homepage find the link to Google Scholar. Entering Google Scholar through our page will link you to our holdings.
Remember: If we don't own what you need, TALK TO INTERLIBRARY LOAN. They will track down what you need ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD and get you what you need for free. NEVER PAY FOR LIBRARY MATERIALS UNTIL YOU'VE TALKED TO INTERLIBRARY LOAN. EVER.
Here is a list of some helpful Google Scholar search tips:
Most databases don't have a direct way to search for journal articles by methodology. However, a keyword search that combines a methodological term with your topic term(s) is usually effective. For example:
If this retrieves no results, try a broader methodological term:
You can search several relevant methodologies simultaneously by connecting the terms with "OR". Use an asterisk as a truncation symbol, so you can find all versions of a root word (i.e. theor* finds theory, theories, theoretical, etc.) For example:
f you have a citation in hand, the library homepage can take you to the full text. Here's how:
From the Libraries' Homepage type the JOURNAL TITLE in the E-Journals by Title search box. ALWAYS search for the title of the JOURNAL and not the article.
The resulting page will tell you if we have that title electronically,
Click the link to see what is available electronically & where & for what years
But what if you need other years, which may be in print? Go back to GIL and do the advanced search:
You've already seen the information for the online version. Here's the second entry FROM THE GIL CATALOG (NOT THE E-JOURNALS TAB)--
Click on the "Available" link to see what years we IN PRINT. It's quaint, but sometimes just what you need: