Tips for Advanced Research
In addition to using the databases and OneSearch, for some topic areas you may need to turn to Google Scholar or even Google to find more information.
Here are some tips from Ashley McHose, the Education Librarian, and last year's students:
- Additional keywords for pre-reading: "scaffolding" a reading assignment
- For music ed students, Ashley suggests: "Personally, I had better luck on Google than the databases, but just make sure that you’re evaluating the websites you find to ensure they’re from actual teachers/educators/reliable sources. Search terms like music classroom, music teacher, music lessons, combined with pre-reading, reading strategies, and scaffolding yielded a number of results."
- Use Boolean logic (AND, OR) to combine terms instead of depending on a single term to find everything on a subject, for example:
(scaffolding OR pre-reading) AND ( reading (instruction OR comprehension))