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EXCEDUC 770: Seminar – Research on Individuals with Special Needs

Top Education databases for articles

Advanced Search options using ERIC database

• Narrow the search by using AND

Example:  autism and early intervention

Result: By using AND, you are telling the database to only show results that contain both "Autism" and "Early Intervention"

• Broaden the search by using OR

Example:  autism and early intervention or preschool

Result: By using OR, you are telling the database to show results that use the term "early intervention" or the term "preschool"

• Broaden the search by using an asterisk to search for different word endings

Example:  teach*

Result: This search will find any word beginning with "teach" including teacher, teachers, teaching.


Source: Bethel University Library


Good sources for literature reviews

♦ Educational Researcher AERA journal, issues of educational research

Research in Higher Education Studies on administration and faculty, C&I, assessment, recruitment, academic performance 

♦ Review of Educational Research AERA Journal, reviews topics in education

You can also do an advanced search in Google Scholar and paste a copy of the journal name in the box "Returned articles published in"