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ERIC is the leading database to find articles on an education topic. It will lead you to peer-reviewed journal articles, books, lesson plans, and other documents.
You can search by:
keyword (free text)
subject term (descriptor)
Descriptor searching is the most focused. You can look for descriptors in the ERIC thesaurus. The idea is to refer to a concept with the same term every time, so that you can retrieve everything about your topic, without having to grapple with synonyms.
You can limit your ERIC search to peer-reviewed articles, by checking a box.
Finding the Full Text
With some journals, ERIC (EBSCO) will have a link directly to a pdf of the article. For other articles, a FInd It button will open a new window and run a search of all our databases for your article. If this still does not work, please ask a librarian to help you track it down.