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EDUC 215: Understanding and Improving Schools: Find Articles

Searching ERIC and Education Database

ERIC Search Tips

Open the database and click on the thesaurus link at the top of the page.


This is a thesaurus of educational terms that will help you build a better search.  It is great at helping you brainstorm synonyms to try, think of narrower topics, and see broader themes in your topic.

Put a term in the thesaurus search box, click browse, and choose a term in the results below.

The resulting page will often give you a definition of the term, include broader, related, and/or narrower terms, and show you terms that may no longer be in use but be synonyms.


Click a linked term to "explode" it and see terms related to it, or write some down to try in your search!

relevant databases

These databases contain citations and full text from scholarly journals in Education.