Find Articles in Education Database

In this video we’ll look at Education Database from ProQuest. It includes over 600 full text educational publications. Once you’re logged into the library, click on Databases. When you get to the list of databases, select LIRN Database Platform. A new browser window will open. You’ll see broad subject headings listed across the top of the page. 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. To learn more about library resources to support your area of study, see the other tutorials in this Playlist.

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