Welcome to your online guide for research in Education.
This guide offers starting points for your research. All e-resources are available to you online when you're signed in to Brown's network. Remember that I am available to help with your research-- feel free to chat with me online (scroll down to see the chat box!), call, or email. You may also refer to our list of librarians arranged by subject expertise.
Articles are part of Journals. Journals are found either by title or through Databases. Databases are found by title or subject.
Library Subject Guides are a good place to start looking for information. Each of the over 80 guides lists resources that are the best for a given subject.
Databases A-Z list is good if you know the name of the database you want to use.
eJournals A-Z list is good if you want to jump directly into a journal you want to use. Especially good if you have a citation and are trying to find a specific, known article.
What is a scholarly article?
A scholarly source is a publication, such as a journal, that includes articles which document and discuss the results of original research. The author is usually one or all of the researchers who did the research. Publishing in a scholarly journal is a method researchers use to communicate their research and share with other scholars in their field of study. The content usually includes a review of literature previously published on this topic, methodology used in the study, and the findings. The audience for these articles is usually discipline specific, and as a result the language in articles is often technical and discipline-specific. Articles in scholarly publications have gone through an editorial review by a panel of experts to ensure that the article has met the requirements of a scholarly article.
What is a popular article?
A popular article appears in a magazine or newspaper that you may buy at the supermarket. The content in these publications often covers current events or summarizes research done by others. The content in these publications is often brief, written in simple language, and often includes pictures and advertisements. Authors are not always named, and sources are not always identified.