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Early Childhood Education: EDUC 100

Searching Database Education Source

When searching in library research databases, enter keywords rather than whole questions. For example, if my research question is: Why are friendships important during the preschool age? The main concepts, that will be used as keywords for the search are preschool and peers.

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Use the Boolean operator OR to expand or broaden your search results to include synonyms and related concepts. 

Refine Results

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Selecting magazines, under type of source will eliminate scholarly peer reviewed journal articles from your result list, it may also take away professional journal articles that have not been tagged as a magazine. Scroll through the Publication facet to find professional journals recommended by your professor.

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Library Instruction Part 1: Keywords, Advanced Search Techniques, Professional Journal Articles

EDUC 100 Library Handout/ Worksheet | February 2020

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Library Instruction Part 2: Website Overview and Searching for Professional Journal Articles