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Education

This research guide will help you find education resources (Pre-K through adult education) including journal articles, books, and useful Internet sites.

Librarian, College of Education

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Christy Boggs
Contact:
Camden-Carroll Library
Room 119
606-783-2657
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Getting and Evaluating Articles

When you are searching in the Library's databases look first for a link to a PDF filePDF file.

If no PDF link is available look for the  button.
This button allows you to:

  1. See if the article is available online in ANY of the Library's databases, not just the one you are using.
  2. Search the Library's Discovery Interface to see if the article is available in the library (if it is not online).
  3. Automatically do an interlibrary loan request if the article is not available online or in the library.

What is Peer Review?

It is the quality control system for scholarship.  It means that articles in a peer-reviewed journal must be scrutinized by experts before they are published.  SYNONYMS = 'academic', 'juried', 'refereed', 'scholarly'.

How can you tell when something is peer-reviewed?

1) When you are looking at a print copy, of an entire issue of a journal, the editorial board of scholars with academic credentials and institutional affiliations will be listed somewhere.  These are the 'peers' that review each published article.

2) Use a check box limit in your database search (when available).

College of Education

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