Find Articles in Education Database from ProQuest

In this video we’ll look at Education Database from ProQuest. It includes over 600 full text educational publications. Login according to your school’s method of accessing online library resources. You may login to your school’s online portal and follow a link to LIRN or the database. Or you may go to this URL and login with your school’s LIRN credentials. Once you’re logged in to the LIRN portal, you’ll see the Subject View which allows you to click on a subject category and see the relevant databases. You can also click on the Vendor View tab to see databases listed alphabetically beneath the name of the vendor. Let’s click on the subject heading Education, then select Education Database. It’s set to open to the Advanced Search screen. Under Limit to: I’ll make sure Full text is checked. Let’s say you’re researching the impact of summarizing and paraphrasing skills on plagiarism. I’m going to add a third row and enter one term in each blank. I’ll put summarizing in the first, paraphrasing in the second, and plagiarism in the third. I’m going to leave the drop down boxes next to the search blanks as they are so that I’m searching for these terms anywhere. I don’t want to apply too many limits because I feel like this is already a pretty narrow search. Then I’ll click on Search. I get 159 results. Let’s say I decide at this point that I only want results that are from Peer reviewed journals. Under Narrow results on the left, I’ll click Peer reviewed and then choose Peer reviewed to limit this set to 57 results. I’m going to click on the fourth result “Education Improves Plagiarism Detection by Biology Undergraduates.” You’ll see that the terms I searched for are highlighted. You can click Hide highlighting if that’s distracting. You have options on the right to download a PDF of the article, cite, email, print or save it. Under Search with indexing terms you have additional terms you can use to run a search from here — or you may want to note these terms for a future search. If you would like to learn more about how to use other databases available from LIRN, take a look at the other videos and playlists on our YouTube channel.

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