Special Education

Library Handouts for Education Students

Article Databases

Use these databases to find articles and reports on specific topics. The Search Tutorial tab at left provides video instruction on using databases to find articles.

ERIC, PsycINFO, and Google Scholar are the most generally useful article databases for special education topics. For some topics, health topic databases may be useful (see links further down).

ERIC Basics

Medical & Health Related Article Databases

Systematic or Comprehensive Reviews

Systematic reviews summarize the best available primary research on a specific question. 


How much experience do you have searching library databases?
I just use Google.: 7 votes (33.33%)
I've tried libary databases, but had no luck.: 5 votes (23.81%)
I had a class from a librarian, but I'm still not confident.: 1 votes (4.76%)
I think I'm pretty good at using library databases.: 8 votes (38.1%)
I think I already know everything I need to know about searching library databases.: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 21

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