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EDC 805: Professional Lives of Teachers: Research Process Resources

Resource Guide for EDC 805: Professional Lives of Teachers

Background knowledge

Browse the following databases for education  background information.


Encyclopedia: eBook

Salkind, N. J. (2010). Encyclopedia of Research Design. Thousand Oaks, Calif: SAGE Publications, Inc. Retrieved from 

Access them off-campus with your SSU navigator user name and password. 


Search Strategies

Use Boolean Operators, Wildcards, and Truncation to refine your database searches


Use ANDS to retrieve records containing both terms, AND narrow your search.

Advertising and schools


Use OR to retrieve records containing either term. OR broadens your search.

Soda or soft drinks


Use NOT to eliminate keywords. Not narrows your search.

Schools not elementary


Use * to replace one or more characters at the end of a search term.

Teen* retrieves teen, teens, and teenager


Use parentheses () with boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT) and the terms inside the parentheses will be processed first.

Advertising and schools and (soda or soft drinks)


Use ? To replace one character within a search term.

Wom?n retrieves woman and women




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