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EDL 590: Education Research

Picking Your Topic IS Research

Literature matrices

The St. Mary's Writing Center explains how to use a method called a literature matrix to collect the relevant information you'll need in order to write an effective literature review and stay organized.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar is a great place to begin your research because it allows for natural language searching while you are learning the best search terms to use for your topic.  Google Scholar will also link you into the Library databases to get the full text of articles that the library owns.

Peer-Reviewed Journals in Andruss Library

Browsing articles from well-respected journals can be a good way to stay abreast of developments in your field and get ideas for your research. The following journals are available through Andruss Library. Click on the title to view. 

American journal of play

Behavioral Disorders

Child Development

Childhood Education

Children's Literature in Education

College Student Affairs Journal

Computers and Education

Communication Disorders Quarterly

Contemporary Issues in Education Research

Early Childhood Education Journal

Early Childhood Research and Practice

Early Education and Development


Educational Leadership

Educational Research Quarterly

Elementary School Guidance and Counseling

Excellence in Higher Education

High School Journal

Higher Education

Higher Education Quarterly

Infant and Child Development

International Journal of Early Childhood

International Journal of Early Years Education

International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders

International Journal of Multicultural Education

International Journal of Play Therapy

International Journal of Special Education 

Issues in Education

Journal of Adolescent Research

Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy

Journal of Behavioral Education

Journal of Classroom Interaction

Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology

Journal of Communication Disorders

Journal of Continuing Higher Education

Journal of Counseling and Development

Journal of Counseling Psychology

Journal of Critical Scholarship on Higher Education and Student Affairs  

Journal of Diversity in Higher Education

Journal of Early Childhood Literacy

Journal of Educational Psychology

Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

Journal of Leadership Education

Journal of Learning Disabilities

Journal of Playwork Practice

Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions

Journal of Research in Childhood Education

Journal of Research in Reading

Journal of Special Education

Journal of Teacher Education

Learning and Motivation

Middle School Journal

Multicultural Education

Phi Delta Kappan

Preventing School Failure

Professional School Counseling

Psychological Research

Reading Improvement

Reading Research and Instruction

Reading Research Quarterly

The Reading Teacher

Teaching Exceptional Children

Topics in Early Childhood Special Education


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