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Child Studies/Early Childhood Education

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Locating Research Articles in Library Databases:

How to Find a Study in the ERIC Database

The ERIC Database contains studies and articles from peer reviewed education journals and full text from ERIC digest (Many full-text articles are available).  

When searching the ERIC database, be sure to limit your results by checking the following options:

  • Peer reviewed
  • Under Journal or Document, select "Journal Articles."
  • Reports-Research (ERIC is unique in that it has a special limiter a student may use to ensure that his/her search yields results that are studies)

Unless the abstract of an article you find in the database clearly states that it is a study, you must examine it to determine whether or not it is.  In order to do this, look for the following:

  • a METHODS section
  • a RESULTS or DISCUSSION section
  • reference to a number of participants (ex. n=270)

ERIC is only one of the many useful databases for research in the field of Child Study.  When conducting your research, be sure to use more than one database.