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SPE 5120: Searching Multiple Journals

A guide to searching within multiple, specific journals.

Searching Multiple Journals

You can approach searching in multiple, specific journals, in two different ways.

1. Using the ERIC database, select multiple indexed journals to search. ERIC indexes the vast majority of education journals. However, if a journal you want to search is not indexed by ERIC, then you will need to go to Option 2.

2. you will first need to determine in which database platform the journals you want to search are located.

The most common platforms for Special Education journals are EBSCOhost and SAGE Journals.

To determine which platform you need to select, you will want to find your journals of interest in the list of Booth's special topics Education Journals. 

You can browse or search by journal title. 

EBSCO database products can be search simultaneously and include

  • Academic Search Complete
  • CINAHL Plus with Full Text
  • Communications & Mass Media Complete
  • ERIC
  • Health Source
  • Professional Development Collection

See below for instructions on how to search within specific journals in either EBSCO or SAGE.

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