Education and human development in the context of education. Theories of learning and instruction. Science, social science, and cultural issues related to education.
In scholarly/peer reviewed articles:
- Author is an expert in the subject
- Content is evaluated by other experts before publication
- All information sources are cited
Some databases have all scholarly material. Others have an option to search for only scholarly/peer-reviewed articles.
Anatomy of a Scholarly Article
Peer Review in 5 Minutes
- Identify keywords
Searching for English phrases in a database doesn't work. You have to boil your topic or question down into keywords that represent its basic concepts.
- Combine keywords
Entering your keywords by themselves is less effective than combining them with Boolean Operators (AND, OR, NOT, etc.) Here's how to do it.
- Citing basics
A collection of web sites that will help you cite your sources (aka document your sources, make footnotes and bibliography.)