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Education Resources: Find Journal Articles

Guide to teaching and education resources in the Library and on the web

Finding Journal Articles

Search the databases below for scholarly (academic or peer-reviewed) or news sources.

If you're not on campus, you'll be asked to log in before connecting to the database.

 Education Databases

  • ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)
  • JSTOR - click on Advanced Search, scoll down and select Education before searching

General Databases


Topic Databases that Include Some Education Information

Some databases link directly to full-text articles.  Look for the 'PDF' icon or a 'Linked Full Text' button.  If you don't see either of these, try the 'Link to It' button.  If you are still not getting to the full text, copy the title of the article and enter it in double quotes "" in Google Scholar - this may find the article in an institutional repository or at an author website. Try this if the ERIC database tells you an article is unavailable.

If you've tried the steps above, and can't get to the full article, you can order it through Inter-Library Loan. It's free, but usually takes a few days for articles to get to you.

If you're writing a paper or giving a formal presentation, don't forget to cite your sources! For education assignments, APA is one of the most frequently-requested formats.


Accessing Databases & ebooks from Home

If you are a student or faculty member at Brandon University, you can access resources from off campus.  Click what you need, and you'll see a white screen asking you to log in.  Once you log in, it should link to the resource you clicked.

To log in, you will need your Brandon University username and password - the same username and password you use to log into the Brandon University network when you're on campus. If you have not claimed your username and password or you are having trouble logging in with those, you should contact the BU Help Desk  or Phone 571-8500 Monday -Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.  You can also claim your id online.