The OneSearch box attempts to search across all of our most popular databases. For more options, please use the Articles/Databases link above.
Databases don't handle natural language as well as Google, but the good news is that databases have all kinds of advanced features you will love. By all means, use both, but when searching databases, try these tips:
This way of searching takes a little getting used to, but it's worth it! If you ever find yourself searching, but not finding what you need, please reach out to a librarian.
Google Scholar is an excellent tool to locate scholarly research in education. It ranks the most frequently cited articles higher in your result list. Often full text is available via open access resources or author copies. To be linked to Hunter Library full text, use the link on this page or the database list to be routed through the proxy server and identified as a WCU student, faculty or staff. Click on the Find@WNCLN-UNCA,WCU link to access library subscription resources.
One very useful feature of Google Scholar is that you can see subsequent articles that cited the original article by clicking on the cited by link. Tracking citations forward is a great way to find more recent research on your topic.