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A Guide to Research in Science Teaching and Learning

About this guide

This guide will help you use library and web research tools to find information on science teaching and learning. Use the tabs on the left or the links below to navigate this library research guide. Resources in this guide are not comprehensive, but represent a sampling. Edits to the guide are on-going and feedback is always welcome.

Search more with Quick Search

Quick Search is Cline Library's discovery tool. It combines the "library catalog" and many of our online databases into one search. Quick Search is a good starting point for your research. If you are doing more advanced research in a specific discipline, you may want  to use a specific database

Signing In

Before you start searching, login to your account from the top right of your screen. This allows you to:

  • Pin searches and documents to your favorites and they will be there when you sign in again.

  • See more content from online journals and ebooks that are otherwise hidden.

Advanced Search

Advanced Search gives you much more control over your searches. Use the drop-down menus to specify what type of search you want, what type of material you're looking for, what language, and even publication date or range of years.

  • Advanced Search lets you search by TitleAuthor/creatorSubject, or Any field.  Looking for your search terms in Any field would be most flexible and a good choice if you're not certain where your search terms might occur in a record.
  • You can specify word order for your search terms, if that is important. You can choose containsis (exact), or starts with to specify word order.  Contains would be the most flexible choice and would find your search terms in any order.
  • Material type includes All itemsBooks,  ArticlesJournalsImages, and  Movies and Music