Academic Search Complete (EBSCOhost) Comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with full-text periodicals, including peer-reviewed journals. Indexing and abstracts for journals monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc.
ProQuest Central Coverage of over 160 subject areas, including business and economics, health and medical, education, news and world affairs, and more.
ERIC (Ebsco) Federal Government Sponsored Education Database. Journal articles, government reports, and more. Filter by education or grade level.
Education Database (ProQuest) Coverage spans the literature on primary, secondary and higher education as well as special education, home schooling and adult education.
Education Source (Ebsco) Scholarly research and information covering all levels of education and all educational specialties such as multilingual education, health education, and testing.
Fiction and Non-fiction content for students with assigned reading levels
Search inside the journal for keywords on the journal page.
Primary Research Articles
Use these search techniques to locate Primary Research inside databases.
Add the following row of keywords to your search:(methods AND results) OR methodology OR “case study” OR “this study” OR “a study”. You will want to copy and paste this entire row of keywords into its own search box.
Important! From your list of results, you will still need to examine each article to see if it is primary research.
Filter by Document Type: on the Advanced Search page choose Case Study under Document Type or Publication Type. In ProQuest Education Journals, it looks like this:
All of these results are generally primary research articles, but not all primary research is a case study, so you will likely be missing some primary research articles on your topic by searching this way.
In ERIC database, you can choose “Reports – All” and/or “Reports – Research” under Publication Type.
Many subject specialties and states have their own professional organizations.