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Introduction to Educational Technology and Computing EDCI 270: Home

Tutorials for Searching Education Topics

Lengthy, seven part tutorial designed to teach research strategies to College of Education students.  Topics include understanding the difference between scholarly journals and popular magazines, selecting a database, database searching (identifying key word and using them successfully with Boolean "and" and "or," ) evaluating sources found and avoiding plagiarism.

Tricks of the Trade: Key word searching

Would you like to know 4 quick tricks that work in most databases for key word searching? Find out how by viewing and listening to this 10 minute tutorial, which covers:

  1. phrase searching
  2. truncation (word stem searching)
  3. Boolean logic (combining key words with AND and OR)
  4. Nesting (grouping ideas)

Subject Guide

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Judy Nixon
HSSE Library 253
Stewart Center