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Education Research: Are there other places to look?

Guide for those researching in the Education field.

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More Search Options

Generally, if you keep finding the same articles, or see the same authors cited repeatedly, it's a sign that you've found the key articles, but you may also need to look in new places.

Have you checked Subject Specific Databases in your Discipline? 
More focused results than a general database 

Searched Google Scholar
A broad search across disciplines and types of sources - discover new resources

Explored Citation Searching
Find articles that cite previously published work - can lead you to seminal articles - Google Scholar searches current education citations well

Examined Dissertations
Dissertations contain literature reviews and references which can help you find relevent research

Searched Online Educational Resources?  
Open access journals, data and statistics, testing, certification, educational organizations

Found Proceedings of Conferences or other Meetings
In education, starting places to look are: in the government version of ERIC, on the organization’s website, or in Search@UW.

Checked WorldCat?  
Combined catalog of many different world libraries finds what's available beyond UWM 

Looked at Review Articles/Reviews of the Topic? 
Use term “literature reviews” or synonym as a search term - some databases allow searches by document type such as "review article"

Consulted Faculty and Colleagues? 
Faculty and colleagues are a valuable source of information and direction!

Need data?
Try these recommended online sources