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Technology of Teaching (EDU 604):
Researching on the Web

NOTE: Finding Information on the Internet: A Tutorial
is the source for most of the links on this page. This is a comprehensive tutorial based on the Internet workshops offered by the Teaching Library at the University of California at Berkeley. They update their content regularly to reflect the latest trends in search engines, directories, and evaluating web pages. This is a great resource to keep you current and informed about conducting research on the web.

Search engines and searching strategies
Web directories
The invisible web (including GALILEO and research databases)
Critically evaluating your findings

Search Engines and Searching Strategies

Web Directories

The Invisible Web

GALILEO sm_galileo (1K) Resources

  • ERIC (at EBSCOhost) sm_galileo (1K) Educational Resources Information Center. Covers all aspects of education and educational research, includes both abstracts of published and unpublished sources on thousands of educational topics. Includes the searchable Thesaurus of ERIC Descriptors. The database will link you to articles that are available fulltext in any of our other EBSCOhost databases and to ERIC documents which are available online in fulltext on the government ERIC site: http://www.eric.ed.gov/.
  • Wilson Education Full Text sm_galileo (1K) Abstracts and select fulltext articles on contemporary education issues.
  • SKS WebSelect sm_galileo (1K) Directory of web resources on most subjects, plus topics and featured Web sites of special interest.
  • Full list of GALILEO Education Resources. You may also find educational information in the General and Multi-Subject databases, such as Academic Search Complete and Research Library.

I have the citation. How do I find the journal article?

  1. Look for the journal title in the Journal Locator - an alphabetical list of our electronic and print journal holdings.
  2. If your journal is listed, check that the issue you need is available. Journals that are available electronically have the dates of coverage listed next to the database link(s). For journals available in print or on microfilm, you will see a link to the library catalog labeled "Philip Weltner Library Print/Microfilm Holdings." This will tell you what issues we have in the library.

Creating Links to Articles in ERIC and Other EBSCOhost Databases

You can create links to articles, records, and searches in EBSCOHost databases by using the "Persistent Link" feature.

  1. Connect to GALILEO from the library website, and enter an EBSCOhost database.
  2. Enter your search. Near the top of the results screen under the green menu bar, you will see a link that says "Display link to this search." Click on this link to produce a link you can copy and use to recreate your search at another time.
  3. If there is an article for which you want to create a link, click on the title to display the record.
  4. Near the bottom of the record you will see a section labeled "Persistent link to this record." Copy this to create a link to the article in your document.
  5. Note: Users must be on campus or authenticated in GALILEO for these links to work.

Critically Evaluating Your Findings