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CURR 5000: History and Research in Curriculum Studies: Finding Articles

Library guide for CURR 5000.

Education Databases

Click here for the full list of Education databases.

Search for a Journal

Do you have a citation for a journal article that you want to find?

Use Journal Search to see if we subscribe to the journal it was published in.

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Journal Search


Browse Journals by Subject

This tool is a JOURNAL SEARCH. It tells you if we subscribe to a journal, magazine, or newspaper. NO ARTICLE TITLES. NO RESEARCH TOPICS. Use a database for researching a topic.

Basic Search Tips

Brainstorm Keywords

  • Use encyclopedias, internet searches, and your own brain to develop a list of terms to search. If your first search attempt doesn't match a lot of results, you'll be able to quickly try a new keyword. If your topic is educational entertainment be ready to search its synonym, edutainment.

Short But Sweet

  • Don't enter long phrases. Use only the most important keywords. A research topic like "the impact of autism spectrum disorders on learning styles" should break down to a search for "autism" and "learning styles".

Phrase Searching

  • Keep specific phrases together by using quotation marks. A search for "learning styles" will only find those words together in that order. It will not match the words learning or styles separately.

Truncation (aka wildcards)

  • Use an * to search for multiple word endings: A search for educat* will match results with the words educate, education and educational.

ILLiad: Interlibrary Loan for Journal Articles

No UCCS holdings for your article?

ILLiad: Interlibrary Loan

Request that the article be delivered to you as a PDF by using ILLiad (Interlibrary Loan). This usually takes a few days - or less!

First time users must create an account. You will need to use your UCCS email address and student ID number.

Say What?

Boolean is fancy library-speak for using AND, OR, & NOT for more effective searching.

Click here to learn more about Boolean searching.