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Teaching & Learning Research: Finding Articles

Education Databases

Click here for the full list of Education databases.

Click here for the full list of Psychology databases.

Peer-Review

What is peer-review?

Content in peer-reviewed or refereed journals has undergone a process by which it is reviewed by experts in the discussed subject matter. The identifying information (such as author name and institutional affiliation) has often been removed during the review, resulting in an unbiased "blind" process. 

Double Blind means the reviewer does not know who the author is, and the author does not know who has reviewed his or her paper.

How do you find peer-reviewed articles?

In many databases, such as ERIC, you can narrow to peer-reviewed or scholarly articles from the advanced search screen, or from the results list.

Say What?

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

Click here to learn more about Boolean searching.

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.

Searching for Articles

If you are looking for library resources, there are a few ways of going about it:

1. You have a topic and want to find a variety of resources (books, articles, news, videos) on that topic.

If this is the case, you should start in OneSearch.

2. You have a topic and are looking for research articles on that topic.

If this is the case, you could start in a database such as the following:

3. You have a specific citation (from your professor or another article) and are looking for that exact article.

Type in the name of the Journal (not the name of the article) into our Journal Search. Pay attention to the publication year of your article. Journals may be found electronically or on the shelf in the Kraemer Family Library. If we do not have the journal, you can order it through ILLiad, and the article will be delivered to your ILLiad account.

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.