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Education Subject Guide

Use this subject guide to start your research in Education.

Where do I start?

Welcome to the research guide for Education! This guide will support your research in Education and related fields of study. If you are looking for information on the School of Education Resource Center please see the SOE guide.

The databases listed below are some of the most popular used by students doing research for their Education courses. Depending on your topic, you may want to explore other resources using the tabs on the left side of the guide. Remember, you can always ask a librarian for help!

Education Databases

The following databases are your "best bet" for finding articles for education research:

Education Research Tips

As you construct a search for education research, make sure to include search terms for the following:

  •  Level of education: Are you searching a specific grade level or grade range? Include keywords like kindergarten, primary, elementary, k-12, middle, high, secondary, college or "higher education" in your search.
  •  Type of school: Is your search limited to a specific type of school? Keywords like public, private, for-profit, charter or magnet school will help narrow your search.
  •  Subject or discipline: You need to include a subject as well as a grade level focus. Try keywords like science, STEM, literacy, art, English, special or general education to focus your research to your area.
  •  Geographic location: You may want to limit your search to specific geographic areas. Add keywords like "United States" or "North Carolina" to narrow your search and filter out research from other countries.

Pay attention to the currency of the research. Education is constantly evolving and research from 20 years ago is of limited value.