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Sources for education-related topics

Search Research Databases

The Library subscribes to around 35,000 journals, mostly online. (Only SSU students, faculty and staff may access these resources.)

You can use OneSearch to find scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles by entering key terms and then limiting your search to that "Peer-reviewed Journals." However, you may also want to search databases individually, in order to limit the results you get to only academic journal articles. Searching by individual databases also allows you to use metadata (information about your article) in order to efficiently find more related items.

The top databases for Education research are:

You may want to look at a variety of databases. Here are some subject areas to explore:

How do I get articles from Google Scholar?

Google Scholar screenshot showing the location of the Settings link

Do you use Google Scholar? Make it more effective by linking it to the Library and gaining access to our subscriptions. 

Go to Google Scholar. Click on Settings, then Library Links in the left-hand column. Type in "Sonoma State University," check the box next to Sonoma State University, and save. Your search results will now include a Find It@SSU link. Click on Find It for full-text articles available from the SSU Library.

Interlibrary Loan

If you need an article that we don't have in print or online, you can use Interlibrary Loan (or ILL) to request a copy from another library. Articles will usually be delivered to you electronically, usually within 24 hours.