The first step in finding scholarly/ peer reviewed articles for research is to use a database to find citations (including titles) of articles that are on your topic. Keep in mind that for academic research you want to stick with scholarly articles published in journals as opposed to news type articles in magazines. Some databases will allow you to limit your search to scholarly articles, also called peer-reviewed, juried, or refereed articles, by checking a box.
Decide if the articles are relevant by looking at the titles and then read the abstracts. After you have found citations for articles that seem relevant to your topic, you need to access the articles themselves.
Getting the article:
Full text in the database? (Click PDF)
Click takes you back into library system and lists databases where article is located
Not available at CSULB? Request through BeachReach
Use these databases for finding articles on science education.
Use these databases to find subject specific research (not necesarily related to education).
See these links for CSULB access to faculty recommended journals.
By: William J. Straits, Susan Gomez Zwiep, and R. Russell Wilke
|Journal of College Science Teaching , Jan 11|
|By: Leslie Bradbury, Lisa Gross, Jeff Goodman, and William Straits|
Science and Children, Dec 10