Finding Education Articles
Where are education periodicals found?
Murphy Library subscribes to periodicals in paper form, in
microfilm, and online. To see which titles Murphy Library
subscribes to in paper or microfilm (and a few online
subscriptions--bud does not include article databases), consult
Education Periodicals list.
If you know the name of an education journal or magazine and
you want to know if it is available in any of the library's full
text databases (or in paper/microfilm) enter the name of the
periodical in the
How do I search for a specific topic in education
- Start at Murphy Library's
Educational Resources Subject Page. At that page, the
best place to start is Murphy Library's version of
- For less thorough research that includes more full text,
use some of the databases found at the
Most Popular Databases page.
- Make sure you use the
Step-by-Step Research Guide to help steer your search.
How do I find the actual text of the article?
- When searching a databases that includes full text, look
for a link to full text. In most databases, if the full text
is available, the link is usually very obvious.
- In ERIC, (using the UW-L EBSCOhost interface only) look
for the phrase Check linked full text
sources which will lead you to the full text in
- In ERIC, (using the UW-L EBSCOhost interface only) you
can find the full text of many ERIC Documents. Look for the
phrase Full text from EDRS .
What if the article I want is not available full text
- Make sure you thoroughly search the
Periodicals Holdings List. This may lead you to the full
text of the periodical in one of the many full text
databases at Murphy Library. Don't forget you can browse
this list, which helps eliminate human error in searching.
- Use Interlibrary Loan at
local library. They will often get articles from other
libraries at no cost to you.
Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) at Murphy Library if you
can pick up the articles or books at Murphy Library.
Murphy Library Delivery Services if you meet the
requirements for this service.