In this video, we'll look at EBSCO's Research Starters – Education. This is where you can search for expert overview articles on a wide variety of education topics. It's good to start your research here so that you can get background information before you go on to other databases to search for journal articles that tend to focus on very narrow aspects of a topic. Once you're logged into the library, click on Databases.
When you get to the list of databases, select EBSCOHost Database Platform. A new browser window will open. You'll see a list of EBSCO databases. Select Research Starters – Education.
Notice that I have multiple search blanks where I can enter multiple terms. If I wanted to I could search the specific fields I'm searching for those terms. Im going to do a simple search for the term dyslexia. Notice on the left under source types that one of the choices is Research Starters – Education.
Im going to check that. Youll see that two results come up. The first one looks the most on point for me. Im going to click to open the PDF of the full text.
Notice that this research starter document is divided into sections: an abstract, an overview, further insights, applications, conclusion, and terms & concepts. They also give you a bibliography and suggested reading. And they show you some information about the author of the article. You have options on the right to Print, Email, Cite, and Export.
To learn more about library resources to support your area of study, see the other tutorials in this Playlist..