EDMA 610 / 611 - Introduction to Inquiry in Education / Research Seminar in Education

A guide to assist graduate students in their thesis research and preparation

Search Tips

Brainstorm synonyms for your concept. If your search is unsuccessful, try using synonyms of your keywords.

Use the asterisk ( * ) to find various word endings
Searching for
 child* finds:

- child
- childhood
- children
- child's

Use quotation marks for "phrase searching" 
- "foster youth" 
- "second language learner"
- "homeless children"

Other Useful Databases for Topics in Education

Getting Started

To begin searching for articles for your research, go to the library homepage and use the OneSearch search box to begin. This tab will allow you to search for articles, books, e-resources, and more, at both CSU, Chico and throughout the CSU system.


For a brief overview on what databases are and why you need them for your research, check out this short video:


Database Basics

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