- Step 1: Select and search a database. Go to our A-Z Databases page, select the drop down menu that says "All Subjects" and select the subject area you want to search for.
- Step 2: Read the database descriptions and select which one will be best for your research. Click the title of the database to enter.
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Journals & Articles
Peer-reviewed articles are published in scholarly journals with an editorial board of scholars and specialists in the discipline related to the article topic. The terms "peer-reviewed" and "scholarly" articles are often used interchangeably. This type of article always cites sources in a bibliography or in footnotes. While not all scholarly journals go through the peer review process, it is usually safe to assume that a peer reviewed journal is also scholarly.
A full citation usually looks like this. With this information, it is easy to locate the full-text in one of the library's databases or in print.
Roe, E. (2011). Surprising Answers to Rising Sea Levels, Storms, Floods, Desertification, Earthquakes and Ever More Environmental Crises in California's Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Journal Of Contingencies & Crisis Management, 19 (1), 34-42.
Start at the Education Subject Guide.
If you want to fine-tune your search for education-oriented aspects (e.g., educational level or intended audience), use ERIC alone. It is the most specialized database and gives you lots of flexibility and depth for your research.
No, our periodicals don't circulate. You can make photocopies at the Rapid Graphics Copy Center for 10 cents a page (with credit or debit card) or at any of the copy machines around the library (using your Wildcat card).
Many of our journals and periodicals are online. Check the link Search for Journals by Title to see if the one you need is in one of our databases.
You can access the Wall Street Journal newspaper through Proquest databases. Here is a guide that explains how to access with screenshots: http://libguides.csuchico.edu/wallstreetjournal
To access the Wall Street Journal from ProQuest Global Newsstream:
Use OneSearch on the home page. Try searching the keyword "educational attainment" using quotes around the phrase. Use the Refine options on the left side to select Scholarly/Peer Reviewed.
If you need more help, feel free to come to the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor. A librarian is available during these normal library hours who can help you refine your search terms.
Interlibrary Services (ILS) is a service which borrows books or acquires digital copies of articles that Meriam Library doesn't own. Log in to Interlibrary Services with your Portal account. (If you are a first time user, you will be required to complete a user information page.)
If you just have an EJ#, which is the Accession Number, you can search by that number by using the dropdown menu on ERIC's search page in the Select a field box and click on Accession Number and type in your number. If you have clicked "Check for Full-Text" or "Check for Availability" and the article you are looking for is only available through Interlibrary Services (ILS) then this means that you will need to request the item through the system and we will locate it for you.