ERIC is the primary database for identifying articles and documents addressing all areas of education.
ERIC can be searched by keyword, but using descriptors can be a more effective and efficient search.
The ERIC Thesaurus lists all of the descriptors which are used in the database. Of particular interest for school improvement research, consider using these descriptors in your search statement:
|Educational Improvement||Excellence in Education|
|Effective Schools Research||Educational Innovation|
|Change Strategies||Educational Change|
If we don't have a journal article you need for your research in our collection, we can get it for you!
Just request it through Interlibrary Loan.
Please note: it can take 5 days to a week or more to secure an article from another library.
If you have the citation for a specific article, here are two ways to find it:
1. Go to the PSU Google Scholar (availabe under "Research Tools" on the library homepage).
Type in the article title and see if a link comes up.
If it doesn't try the second way below.
2. Go to the library catalog on the library homepage.
Type the journal title into the search box.
If PSU has the journal it will show up. It may be in print or online, just follow the links.
If we don't have your journal article try interlibrary loan.