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Finding Education Journals

June 2nd, 2021

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Need to access a particular education journal?  Simply enter a few keywords from the journal title in BU Libraries Search. Alternatively, you can use the Journal and Newspaper Titles search. Type the journal name into the box and your results will be limited to journals and newspapers currently available through the... Read the rest of this entry »

Doing research off-campus? Connect Google Scholar to BU Libraries Search

May 14th, 2021

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Did you know you can connect Google Scholar to BU Libraries Search? To activate the connection, first sign in to your Google account if you have one. Then, click Settings on the Scholar home page, click into the "Library links" screen, and then search for Boston University. Check the box next to... Read the rest of this entry »

Featured eBook: Handbook of Reading Research, Volume V

April 8th, 2021

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The latest update to this well-known work of scholarship presents the work of more than 50 contributing authors and is organized into 28 chapters.  The initial chapter introduces "game changers" in reading research, and following chapters address increasingly diversified populations, expanding forms of text and everyday communication methods, early language... Read the rest of this entry »

Featured database: Educator’s Reference Complete

March 19th, 2021

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Educator's Reference Complete is a collection of current news articles, scholarly articles, videos, and other materials related to education at all levels. For teachers and administrators, this database covers key areas including testing, child development and psychology, administration, bilingual education, and more. Date coverage: Full text 1984 - present; abstracts... Read the rest of this entry »

Remote help for education research

March 5th, 2021

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Boston University librarians continue to be accessible for remote help for the community in a number of ways. See Using the Libraries Online, a guide that helps to provide details on our many online services. For assistance via chat, email, or Zoom consultation visit Ask a Librarian.  If you are doing education research, please... Read the rest of this entry »

Handbooks for Education Topics

February 2nd, 2021

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Are you looking for a good, recent overview of practice in a certain subfield of education? Handbooks are often a great place to start!  Here are some digital texts available through BU Libraries. eBooks There are many more than this available in BU... Read the rest of this entry »

Unsure where to start in the library? Check out our guides

December 16th, 2020

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Unsure where to start your research? Have you checked out the education research guides? We have produced guides on a broad spectrum of topics within education, including: Educational and Psychological Tests and Measures, Language Education, Science Education, Counseling, and Children’s and Young Adult Literature. They are constantly updated with newly available books, academic journals, Read the rest of this entry »

Almanac of Higher Education

November 10th, 2020

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Each year, the Chronicle of Higher Education publishes a special report called the Almanac of Higher Education. The Almanac features a unique collection of data and analysis, including focus areas such as faculty, students, finance, outcomes, and many others that are open for you to explore. There is a tremendous... Read the rest of this entry »

2020 Kids Count Data Book

October 8th, 2020

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The 2020 Kids Count Data Book is newly available for use by researchers.  Each year, the Annie E. Casey Foundation releases this important report about children in the United States. This edition of the Data Book assesses trends in the overall health and well-being of children before the coronavirus pandemic... Read the rest of this entry »

Top 4 most useful search tips

September 25th, 2020

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These search tips will work in many different databases, including BU Libraries Search, Google, and many of our subscription sources like JSTOR. 1. Surround your terms in quotes if you're looking for an exact title or some meaningful phrase. "review of educational research" 2. There are usually many slightly different words to describe... Read the rest of this entry »