The Education Research Complete database contains full-text academic journal and magazines articles on topics related to all levels of education. The best method for searching in this database is to use the Advanced Search option. To makes sure you only receive the full version of the article, click on the Full Text box before searching.
The Advanced Search has multiple search bars so you can enter more than one term at a time. For this search, we’ll look for articles about uniforms and elementary school. Notice that single terms or phrases, not sentences, are entered into the search boxes. This search retrieved 186 results. There are multiple ways in this database to narrow the results down. You can choose to view only articles from scholarly peer-reviewed journals. You can also select to view only particular source types like magazines, academic journals, or trade publications. You can choose a publication date range by typing in the years or using the slider bar. This is helpful if you’re seeking only current or historical information. Now this search was reduced to only 45 results. The source type of each article are represented by a graphic. Periodicals are another name for magazines in this database. To view an article, click on the title.
On the description page, you will find the citation information including title, author, and source information.
Subject Terms are standardized terms that describe the content of the article. This is a great place to find additional search terms. The abstract provides a summary of the article and can help you decide whether this article is relevant to your search. Full text options for articles can include HTML or PDF versions. PDFs are a scan of the original article and contain page numbers to help with in-text citations. To send yourself a copy of the article and the citation, click on the E-Mail link.
From here, enter the name of your preferred email provider. Finally it’s helpful to send yourself a copy of
the citation. Just make sure to check the database-generated citations against an official guide for accuracy.