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  • 1. EDUC 5P30
    Our agenda:
    • Finding journals
    Choosing a database
    Google Scholar
    • Other tools
    RefWorks, writing tips, etc.
    • Questions?
    1
  • 2. Finding Journal articles
    • Use library databases
    • 3. Try Google Scholar
    Contains full text Brock theses
    For finding info about research methodology
  • 4. Search tips
    Recommended databases: Education Research Complete; ERIC, Academic Search Premier
    Tips:
    Limit to scholarly (peer reviewed) journals
    Look for subject headings for more focused results
    Use a few tricks: “service learning”; canad*
    Use research methodology in your search terms
    “Get it” button looks for the full text throughout all of the Library’s databases
  • 5. Effective searching
    • Topic statement/research area
    • 6. Keywords
    Pull out the main concepts/terms
    Synonyms e.g. teens or teenagers or adolescents
    Too many results?
    Use limits (peer-reviewed, date, language, etc.)
    Add additional keywords
    Too few results?
    Remove one or more keywords; go broader (e.g. search Canada instead of Ontario)
  • 7. For more help…
    Visit the Graduate Education Research GuideVisit the resource page in your Sakai
    See the Help pages
    Contact the Library Help Desk
    905-688-5550 x. 3233 or use email form
    Contact your liaison librarian:
    Jennifer Thiessen (phone, chat, email)
    jthiessen@brocku.ca
    905-688-5550 x. 3573