A brief guide to finding articles about school library topics and citing them using APA format.
Last Updated: Oct 18, 2012
In your coursework you are expected to use high quality, scholarly sources of information. The following tutorial will help you understand what scholarly sources are.
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Here are links and brief descriptions of the Library databases that can be used to find articles about education and about libraries.
- ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center
Indexes both journal articles (EJ) and ERIC documents (ED) related to education.
"Documents" include books, research reports, dissertations, conference proceedings and other non-journal sources of information.
ERIC indexes more than 850 education journals. The full-text of most of these resources is available online.
ERIC is available in two interfaces, EbscoHost or ProQuest. (Same content, different search features) This links to EbscoHost.
- Proquest Education Journals
Indexes over 800 education related periodical titles.
Full text access is available for 650 titles.
- Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts
Indexes nearly 600 periodicals plus books, research reports, and proceedings.
Includes full text of many articles.
- LISA: Library and Information Science Abstracts
Indexes over 440 periodicals from more than 68 countries and in more than 20 different languages.
No full-text available in this database. Use link, CHECK here for Full Text (if available)
- Google Scholar (not a Library database but...)
Access Google Scholar from the Library's webpage so it will link you to full-text articles that are available from the Cheng Library.
Look for the link, Full-Text @ Cheng Library.
Many other full text resources (books, ERIC documents, etc.) are accessible through Google Scholar.