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Secondary Education

A guide to library resources related to research in Secondary Education

What is a database?

 

Library databases are indexes that allow users to search for articles from various publications and/or periodicals (journals, newspapers, and magazines).

The information found in a database result consists of  3 parts: a citation, an abstract, and when it is available, the full-text of the article.

Citation- gives the publication information for the article or book chapter including author, title, periodical name, issue, date, and pages numbers.

Abstract -A brief summary of an article or book.

Full-text – a complete copy of the entire article.

 

Databases

Where is that article anyway?

Use the databases shown here to find references to articles about your topic.

To get to the full-text of the article, click on the  button next to the reference. 

No  button? Some databases, instead, show their own links to the html or pdf versions.

If there are no links (and no ), then copy down the bibliographic information (author, journal title, year, volume, pages) and search our journals to see if we have a print version of the journal.

If we don't have access to an article,  you can request a copy through Interlibrary Loan.