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Databases

  • huge American education database which also contains a lot of Canadian information
  • you can add Canad* or Alberta to your search strategy as a separate concept to narrow the search results (Canad* will search for Canadian or Canada)
  • Canadian education database
  • smaller than ERIC, so there will be less need to narrow your topic
  • use the ADVANCED search mode to search multiple concepts at once
  • contains many "non-academic" journals - limit your search to scholarly journals by checking the Scholarly Journals box below the search
  • provides full text of over 400 journals in the field of Education
  • unlike CBCA Education, the journals are not necessarily Canadian
  • you can add Canad* or Alberta to your search strategy as a separate concept to narrow the search results (Canad* will search for Canadian or Canada)

Journals and Newsletters

Database Search Tips

Developing a search query can be a challenge, but please consider these tips:

  • Check out a database's Thesaurus to find appropriate keywords for the item for which you are looking. 
  • A longer search query helps databases retrieve more specific resources
  • Using "OR" between terms will retrieve more results
  • Using "AND" between terms will retrieve less results