This shows a search using two of the advanced search techniques available in many databases:
Another technique that could have been used is the use of quotation marks around "block scheduling" and "high school" to specify that each pair of words appear as a phrase.
In many cases your professor will require you to use recent
or current sources, and will sometimes give you a guideline
such as five or ten years. In ERIC you can easily limit the
publication date range on a slide bar on the left side on the
. The easiest way to focus on articles in the research
journals is to limit your search to "Academic Journals."
Most of these journals use the peer review process, but
you must still judge each article for yourself on the quality
and substance of the reported research.
You may be tempted to use the "Peer Reviewed" limit offered by the database. Why not?
Whenever the results list or full record offers PDF full text you have immediate access to the material. You may download, save or print the file for your own use and study.
If the PDF is not immediately available from EBSCOhost but is available in Penfield Library holdings, you will see the link for "Full Text Finder." Clicking on the link will give you one of 3 results:
When the ERIC results list or full record offers full text from ERIC, you will be able to download the material directly from the database producer.
If an item is not available in Penfield Library, the results list and full record will offer Interlibrary Loan (ILL). When you follow that link you will be prompted to login to our ILLiad system using your Laker NetID, prompted to confirm your profile information (when you first use ILLiad), and offered a completed ILL request form awaiting your submit or cancel command. See the material on ILL on the right for more information.