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Journal Locator

Journal Locator

Find specific journals,magazines, and newspapers.


Watch the video below to learn how to find an article if you have the citation.

Beyond the DNL

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Try Interlibrary Loan!

  • Use materials from other libraries' collections free of charge.
  • Articles arrive via e-mail within 3-5 business days.
  • Books arrive within 2 weeks and are held in your name.
  • You will be notified by e-mail when your items arrive.

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Selected Databases

Use databases to find articles on your topic. These databases are the best place to start.

  • PsycINFO
    PsycINFO provides scholarly journals, book chapters, and dissertations in the field of psychology. Citations link to PsycARTICLES for full-text.
    Coverage: 1872 - Present. Updated: Continually.
  • Psychology Journals
    Psychology Journals contains scholarly and trade publications related to areas of psychology and psychiatry. Includes charts, diagrams, graphs, tables, photos, and other graphical elements of psychological research.
    Coverage: 1971 - Present. Updated: Regularly.
  • ERIC  Icon
    The ERIC database (Educational Resources Information Center) is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education to provide access to educational-related literature. ERIC provides coverage of journal articles, conferences, meetings, government documents, theses, dissertations, reports, audiovisual media, bibliographies, directories, and books.
  • Education Full Text
    Providing full text, indexing and abstracts for hundreds of periodicals, books and yearbooks, this resource covers a broad range of subjects including adult education, comparative education, government funding, higher education, school administration, and teacher evaluation.
  • Education Journals  Icon
    ProQuest Education Journals covers not only the literature on primary, secondary, and higher education but also special education, home schooling, adult education, and many related topics. Most articles are offered in full-text.
 

Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks

  • When searching databases, use AND, OR, and parentheses to focus your search.
  • The asterisk * symbol will search for all variations of a word. For example: basket* will search for baskets and basketry. Using quotes will search for a phrase.
  • Combine synonyms with OR and put them inside parentheses, like this:
(performance OR achievement) AND "learning disab*"
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Finding ERIC Documents

Finding ERIC Documents

ERIC is available to Fairfield University students using the ProQuest database and also publicly accessible at http://eric.ed.gov/. There are two types of materials in ERIC: journal articles and grey literature.  Grey literature may include research syntheses, conference papers, technical reports, policy papers, and other education-related materials. 

  • These materials are noted with an ERIC number beginning with ED, for ERIC Document, instead of EJ, for ERIC Journal.
  • If you see"Download Full Text" in the grey box to the right of an article, then ERIC has permission for you to download the article for free. To limit to these articles, select the "ERIC linked full text" box in ProQuest or the "Full text available on ERIC" box if searching directly in ERIC. ERIC has identified a small percentage of PDF documents (about 8%) as unreadable and designated these as "pending restoration" to be rescanned in the future. If so designated, you can then see if the library can provide access via microfiche or through Interlibrary Loan.

  • To find free access to the full text of other articles, contact the library to see if you can get access through another databases, via microfiche or through Interlibrary Loan.

    • Search Note: For ED resources marked "Level 3," full text is not available online or in microfiche.  See a librarian to find these items.

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