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STEP 1-Background Info | Step 2-Start with a few sources | Step 3-Find more sources |

 


Extend your search into more resources and find all the information you will need for your research.  Please don't hesitate to ask for help; I promise I'm really nice.


 

STEP 3 - Find more sources

------------ Research Databases ------------

Tip #1 - Almost all databases have a Thesaurus.  Use the Thesaurus to determine the best Subject Headings to use for your search.  (You can usually click on the Thesaurus of Subject Headings somewhere around the top of the screen in most databases.)  For example, in ERIC, search for "Physical Activities" in the Thesaurus and you will find related Subject Headings such as "Movement Education."

Articles

Combined search includes ERIC, Education Research Complete, OmniFile Full Text Mega, Academic Search Complete, and Teacher Reference Center.  Click on the [more info] link for search and browse tips. [more info]
Offers more advanced search features than the free version. Includes links to selected full text articles. Uses the same underlying thesaurus as the free ERIC site. [more info]
Search through more than 1,300 full text journals on educational research...
[more info]
Covers multiple subjects in addition to Education, including Humanities and Social Sciences, with indexing, abstracting, and full text. [more info]
Index and full-text source for scholarly journals and magazines. [more info]
Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines. [more info]
A broad spectrum of research on child care and early education and related policies.   [more info]
Cross-search PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES, PsycBOOKS, PsycCRITIQUES, PsycTESTS, and PsycEXTRA at once on the APA PsycNET platform. [more info]
Index to periodicals and news sources covering all aspects of business. [more info]
Indexing and full text for periodicals and news sources covering all aspects of business. [more info]

 

Statistics and Datasets

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences, is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education. [more info]
The Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. This current edition is published by ProQuest and contains information from 2013 onward. [more info]
Access social, political, economic, and health data compiled by the US Census Bureau from 1878-2012.  Data sources include government agencies, private organizations, and professional associations. [more info]
Passport GMID is an online market research tool containing global information on consumer spending, industry information, country profiles, and much more.
Users will be asked to login with their JMU eid and password.
[more info]

 

Teaching Resources


Over 50,000 K-12 web-based digital videos from Discovery Education. [more info]
STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) Connect is the Captivating Real-World STEM Curriculum and Career Development Resource from Discovery Education. Click on JMU student or staff links to set up user account. [more info]
Log in with your JMU eid/password to be taken to access information. BrainPOP features animated videos, interactive worksheets, experiments, and quizzes that can be used in the classroom.  All content aligns with state learning standards. [more info]
Thinkfinity.org is a free website containing grade-specific, standards aligned teaching and learning resources for K-12 classrooms.  Includes lesson plans, games, videos, worksheets, primary sources, and interactives.  Produced by the Verizon Foundation and its content partners. [more info]
Educational, online videos in many subjects. Select from the list and then look for the VoD (Video On Demand) icon for the free content. Free registration required. [more info]
Multimedia resources that provide supporting information on children''s and young adult books, such as interactive book activities, author interviews, themed bibliographies, book readings, and more. [more info]
Contains the complete Encyclopaedia Britannica, Britannica Student Encyclopedia, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, as well as videos, blogs, news, research tools, and links to editor-selected websites. [more info]
Facts and overviews of historic events and issues since 1940. Content includes full text articles, essays, maps, photographs, and historic documents. [more info]
Full text summaries describe the latest scientific discoveries and the fundamental... [more info]
Streaming video collection of teaching demonstrations, lectures, documentaries, and primary-source footage of students and teachers in actual classrooms. It will give education faculty, students, and in-service teachers a single source for research-based videos. [more info]
A streaming video resource containing thousands of educational videos in 8 subject areas.  Includes access to archival films and newsreels. [more info]
Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database provides full text for more than 500 popular general interest and current events publications.
[more info]
Provides full text for more than 70 popular magazines for elementary school research... [more info]
A variety of educational resource types from activities and lesson plans to online projects to assessment items. [more info]
Web-based software training for more than 110 applications students and educators use every day. [more info]
You will be asked to log in with your eid and password. Find streaming video tutorials on over 2,000 courses in 3D animation, audio, business, CAD, design, development, photography, video creation, web design, and more. [more info]

Newspapers and Popular Media


Contains secondary and primary sources discussing today's social issues...
[more info]
Provides full-text for over 600 U.S. and over 700 international news sources.
[more info]
Full text and indexing for ethnic, minority, and international newspapers and magazines... [more info]
Contains several full-text databases: current news, laws and legislation, business and company information and more... [more info]

PreK-12 Literature & Media Resources

CLCD provides a single source for information about PreK-12 books and media. Extensive search options, including genre, age, grade level, series, and awards. [more info]
Multimedia resources that provide supporting information on children''s and young adult books, such as interactive book activities, author interviews, themed bibliographies, book readings, and more. [more info]
JMU Library Catalog (LEO) is the online catalog of materials in James Madison University Libraries. [more info]

Tip #2 - Marty McFly!  Citation Searching!  Go backward and forward in time.  Backward: Look at the list of references from your best articles, and then search for those older articles.  Forward: Look at who has recently cited your best articles (Scopus and Google Scholar, listed below, can do this.)

Citation Searching

Indexing, abstracts, and citation searching for science and social science scholarly literature... [more info]
Search the Internet for scholarly literature, including citation counts as provided by Google Scholar. [more info]

------------Specific Journals------------

Tip #3 - Use our Periodical Locator to search for a specific journal or to search for journals in a specific area.  For example, search for adult education to find journals with the words adult education in the title of the journal.  Then search within that journal, or browse for a specific volume and/or issue.

Periodical Locator 

------------Books------------

Tip #4 - Use the major concepts of your topic as your search words.  If you find one great book, you are in luck, because books with a similar call number, shelved near that book, will be on the same topic.

Tip #5 - Every book is assigned Subject Headings.  Use the Subject Headings to find similar books. 

Books


JMU Library Catalog (LEO) is the online catalog of materials in James Madison University Libraries. [more info]
Catalog of over 62 million titles cataloged by libraries worldwide ... [more info]

------------Videos------------

Tip #6 - When searching in the JMU Library Catalog, underneath the search boxes, change the Material Type to "Video/Film" to only search for videos. 

Videos


JMU Library Catalog (LEO) is the online catalog of materials in James Madison University Libraries. [more info]
A growing collection of educational video programs in all subject areas, licensed by Media Resources and included in the Madison Digital Image Database (MDID). [more info]
Streaming video collection of teaching demonstrations, lectures, documentaries, and primary-source footage of students and teachers in actual classrooms. It will give education faculty, students, and in-service teachers a single source for research-based videos. [more info]
A streaming video resource containing thousands of educational videos in 8 subject areas.  Includes access to archival films and newsreels. [more info]
Over 50,000 K-12 web-based digital videos from Discovery Education. [more info]
STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) Connect is the Captivating Real-World STEM Curriculum and Career Development Resource from Discovery Education. Click on JMU student or staff links to set up user account. [more info]
Educational, online videos in many subjects. Select from the list and then look for the VoD (Video On Demand) icon for the free content. Free registration required. [more info]
Web-based software training for more than 110 applications students and educators use every day. [more info]
You will be asked to log in with your eid and password. Find streaming video tutorials on over 2,000 courses in 3D animation, audio, business, CAD, design, development, photography, video creation, web design, and more. [more info]

 

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