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EDU 150: Intro to Research in Education: Articles

Articles

The best way to find scholarly journal articles is by searching our online Databases.

Once inside the database:

  • Check-mark the Scholarly/Peer-Reviewed box. (You may have to scroll down a bit to see this choice).
  • Begin your search by typing in your keywords and clicking on Search.

Feel free to experiment by using helpful search features, such as Date Span or Full-Text only! 

Although check-marking the Scholarly/Peer-Reviewed selection box will greatly increase your chances of finding such articles, we also strongly suggest you evaluate the article as well; your professors will appreciate it if you do! Typically, "scholarly journal articles" tend to have the following characteristics: 

  • Longer/more substantive than an article in a popular magazine
  • Written by an author(s) with expertise in the field and easily identifiable credentials 
  • Well structured and well organized
  • Published in/by a reputable source
  • Long list of References at the end of the article

​Need advice? Just call or email a librarian. We're always happy to help!

Reference Desk: 803.786.3703
Email: refdesk@columbiasc.edu

Start with ERIC and use the “Choose Databases” feature to search all three databases at once. Follow the steps below:

  1. Once inside the database, click “Choose Databases.” From the list of other databases that come up, I would highly recommend check-marking Education Full-Text and Academic Search complete as well. 
  2. Before you begin typing inside the search box, you should scroll down and set the following search parameters:
    • Full Text
    • Scholarly/peer-review
    • Set your Published Date From to whatever your professor recommends. (ie. the last 5 years, the last 10 years, etc.) 

When accessing our databases, you will be prompted to log in. Enter your Username and Password. 

Username: Your username is your full CC email address, which should be your firstname.lastname@my.columbiasc.edu.
Password: Unless you have changed it, your password should be Koala (with a capital "K"), plus the last 4 digits of your SSN. 

Example
Username: jane
.doe@my.columbiasc.edu 
Password: Koala1234

** Please Note: If you are refused the first time, please log in a second time. (Sometimes it takes the system time to recognize you.)

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