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Where to Search
You have a variety of options when it comes to searching for scholarly sources, and the best to use will depend on the situation. On this page I discuss using subject-specific databases to find articles. Another option is OneSearch, which allows you to search for these sources as well as the library catalog simultaneously. This is covered on a separate tab. Since you are graduate students who will be doing substantial research projects, I encourage you to become familiar with the subject-specific options. These are initally a bit more labor-intensive but will result in your finding higher quality sources without having to wade through tons of information.
Periodicals (newspapers, magazines, and journals) are located in several areas of the library, depending on their format and age.
Current print periodicals: 2nd floor south, shelved alphabetically by title
Periodicals on microfilm or microfiche: 2nd floor south, in metal cabinets
Older print periodicals: 2nd floor south, shelved by call number
Electronic periodicals: accessible via the library homepage
Our Journal List
To see if a particular journal is in the Libraries' collection, or to browse journal titles by discipline, use the Our Journal List link.
The list of newspapers, magazines, and journals subscribed to by the library. Use this to search a specific periodical or to locate a citation.
If you have a citation and want to see if the book or article is available in the USA Libraries, use this link.
Education Research Complete This link opens in a new window
Over 1500 professional and scholarly journals in education.
Professional Development Collection This link opens in a new window
SAGE Journals Online This link opens in a new window
Full-text available for 574 journals.
ERIC This link opens in a new window
ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, contains more than 1,300,000 records and links to more than 317,000 full-text documents. If you use ERIC for your professional journal assignment, be sure to limit your results to Eric Journals rather than ERIC documents.