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Education Graduate Programs: Education Databases

Publication Process

Popular Press: Material written fro the general public.

Scholarly Journal: Articles written by experts in academic or professional fields.

Peer-Reviewed: Articles are submitted to rigorous scrutiny by other subject experts prior to publication.


Article Types

Empirical Article: Research articles describe and document research conducted by the author(s). Empirical studies are based on data derived from observation or experimentation. Research articles usually comprise an abstract, introduction, methodology, results, discussion, list of references and appendices.

Literature Review: An article in which the authors present the findings of other scholars studies. A literature review identifies major scholars and studies in a particular research area, summarizes current findings and provides a robust bibliography.

Here's a refresher of what you learned in class about the difference between empirical and literature review articles.

Education Databases

How Can I Find Articles that are not full-text?

Search for a journal title with our citation linker 

Search to see if we own the Journal you are looking by the Journal's name in our online catalog called I-Share.

Or you can request an article that you can not find in our library or within a database using an Interlibrary Loan Article Request Form

Library Contact Information

Reference Desk
(630) 617-3173

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