Look for results from these journals:

  • AERA Open
  • American Educational Research Journal
  • American Journal on Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities
  • Annals of Dyslexia
  • Dyslexia
  • Educational Researcher
  • Education and Training in Autism & Developmental Disabilities
  • Exceptional Children
  • Focus on Autism & Other Developmental Disabilities
  • Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities
  • Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities
  • Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
  • Journal of Developmental & Physical Disabilities
  • Journal of Emotional & Behavioral Disorders
  • Journal of Fluency Disorders
  • Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability
  • Journal of Intellectual Disability Research
  • Journal of Learning Disabilities
  • Journal of Special Education
  • Journal of Special Education Technology
  • Learning & Individual Differences
  • Learning Disabilities Research & Practice
  • Learning Disability Practice
  • Learning Disability Quarterly
  • Remedial & Special Education
  • Research & Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities
  • Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Research in Developmental Disabilities
  • Review of Educational Research
  • Rural Special Education Quarterly
  • Teacher Education & Special Education
  • Teaching Exceptional Children
  • Topics in Early Childhood Special Education
  • Volta Review

Before You Get Started...

Before you start your research, think about how you will keep track of the articles and other sources you find. Here are a few suggestions: 

  • You can use the folder tools built-in to the library databases.
  • You can save the articles themselves to your Google Drive or your own hard drive.
  • You can email yourself the articles. 

Finding Research Articles

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Limit Your Results

Suggested search terms:

  • Students with disabilities
  • Individualized education plan 
  • 504 / Section 504 / Section 504 plans / 504 plans 
  • Strategies
  • Accommodations
  • Support
  • Inclusion
  • Parent participation in education
  • Family school partnership or family school collaboration
  • Specific to your interviewee: 
    • The student's disability (hearing loss, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, etc.) 
    • The professionals that worked with the student (psychologist, occupational therapist, etc.) 
  • Specific subject areas (writing, mathematics, etc.)

Search Tips

  • Use the Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals checkbox on the left side of the screen to find peer-reviewed journals
  • Use the Publication Date sliders if you want to narrow your results to a certain time frame (like the last 5 years)
  • Need more sources? Check out our guide on finding sources using bibliographies.

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