Need help with any of these steps? Ask a librarian or try the Forming Your Search Strategy worksheet in the Important Forms box below.
Pick a topic that you are intersted in or that is relevant to you whenever possible. Need ideas? Try doing a broad search in one of the education databases on one or more of these subject areas:
Combine them with another subject area to narrow the focus of your search such as:
You can also take a look at the articles for something that catches your eye and take a look at the Subjects listed under the citation information in your results list. These Subjects can give you search terms to use to narrow your search down. Find additional subjects by browsing the Thesaurus in the ERIC database. So you might combine your search terms as:
autism and "social behavior" and student motivation
"special education" and inclusion and "middle school"