Answered By: Eileen Oliver
Last Updated: Jul 21, 2015     Views: 58

Hi Chastity,

You should begin at the library's homepage: http://www.alamo.edu/sac/library/

Click on the "Education" link under "Articles and Reference." There you will find a list of databases in which you can search for articles on your topic. Begin in "Education Research Complete" and do a keyword search using terms and short phrases that describe your topic. Connect your terms with and. For example: "United States and schools and behavior problems" Before clicking the search button be sure to LIMIT YOUR RESULTS to FULL TEXT so that you can read the entire text of each article that appears. As you look at the articles make a note of the subject terms assigned to each article. These will give you new possibilities for different keyword searches. Also try doing similar searches in the Professional Development Collection database.

Note: if you are accessing the databases from off campus, you will need to sign in with your SAC ACES USER NAME (first part of your SAC email before the @ sign) and your 9 digit Banner ID. If you are on campus you will not need to sign in.

Eileen Oliver, Librarian