When searching for articles, ask yourself, who cares about my topic? Just educators? Or are policy makers interested? Below you'll find four databases based on education, history, cross-disciplinary, and news. These are just highlights. We have almost 300 more to choose from! (TIP: If we don't have access to the article, click Request from Interlibrary Loan. The article will be posted to your My Library Account in about 4 days.)
Books?!?! Yes. Books! Depending on your topic, books might be a great place to start! (TIP: If you find your topic is an entire book, you'll want to narrow it down!)
Use the Library Catalog to find books. (TIP: it's the "Books & More" option from the homepage.)
You'll find eight other universities are included. (TIP: If we don't have the book you need, click Request, and it will be sent to Gelman Library in 2-4 days.)
A subject heading or a descriptor is a tag used to describe the article. These tags come from a list and reflect the terminology discipline of the database. (e.g. In medicine you search myocardial infarction not heart attack.)
What are the benefits?
How do you figure out which terms are a subject heading?
What if you don't find one?