Saturday, March 5, 2011

Finding Academic Journals Online

During my session called Untangling the Web at FETC this year I mentioned a site that allows you to find Academic journal articles online and it's today's utility.  The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) database provides " a comprehensive, easy-to-use, searchable, Internet-based bibliographic and full-text database of education research and information that also meets the requirements of the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002" but perhaps the most powerful part of the database is the Advanced Search option known as "Show Full Text Availability".  When you check this box and conduct your search you instantly have access to the files found during your search in PDF format.  No need to have it sent to the local library - you can check those sources that you read about on Wikipedia right on ERIC.
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