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Schools and American Society - SOCFOUND 3119 - Alkouri - Parpucu   Tags: education  

This guide provides links to powerful tools for locating research on education as well as tips and examples for making the best use of these resources.
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OneSearch "Advanced Search"

How to find scholarly journal articles on topics in education with OneSearch “Advanced Search.”
    

  1. Head to the Rod Library website – http://www.library.uni.edu     (or just google – UNI Library)
       
  2. Click on the “Advanced Search” option under the OneSearch search blank.
        
  3. Type in your topic and search.  
          
  4. After you get (too many) results you can focus your search as follows:

    On the left-hand column of the results page try the following:
        
        
    • Check the box labeled “Full Text (Online Only)"
          
    • Adjust the “Publication Date” bar to a recent date range e.g. 2012 to 2017
          
    • Change the “Limit to” to “Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals
          
          
  5. To get results click on "Find Online" and then one of the suggested links.

 

Search Tips for OneSearch

To focus your searches using OneSearch try the following commands:

     


 

Another powerful technique is to search for your topic (keywords) in the title of articles.  To do this change the dropdown menu in the Advanced Search from “keyword” to “Title”

OneSearch - Title Search Example                   

    

   

For the following search example the phrase “problem based learning” must appear in the title of the article and the word math, mathematical, or mathematics must be the subject of this article.

After you receive search results, be sure to limit the results to the  Peer-reviewed Journals option.

OneSearch - Title and Subject Search Example

 

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OneSearch: Citing Your Sources in APA

To cite the news articles you find with OneSearch do the following:

  1. Go to the OneSearch results page
       
  2. Click on the title of the article
       
  3. Click on the    icon on the right side of the page
       
  4. Choose the citation style – APA, MLA, Chicago, Turabian
       
  5. Copy the citation
       
  6. Paste the citation (Warning – you may need to use the slightly unformatted “middle” paste option in Microsoft Word (to remove unwanted formatting).
       
  7. Fix the errors in the citation.  All online citation generators are prone to error (indeed they’re quite good at goofing up) … so you’ll need to clean up the citations you copy.


A good place to find examples of APA style citations for journal citations is the Purdue Online Writing Lab – Reference List: Articles in Periodicals at https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/07/

    

A good place to find examples of MLA style citations for journal citations is the Purdue Online Writing Lab - MLA Works Cited: Periodicals page at https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/07/  

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