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Children's Literature

Searching Basics

Search for journal articles in Lesley education databases.

  • Choose keywords that represent the major concepts in your topic.
  • Use AND between keywords to narrow the search with different concepts.
  • Use OR between keywords to broaden the search with similar concepts. 
  • Use * (asterisk) to find words with different endings
    • child* = children, childhood, childish, etc.

ERIC: Search the Database

     Sample Search: interlanguage AND bilingual* AND child*

ProQuest Education Journals: Search the Database

     Sample Search: english language learners OR english as a second language OR bilingual education AND academic achievement


BONUS: When you start out typing a keyword, and you place an "OR" after it, the @LL search will automatically offer suggestions for more keywords by autofill!  Neat, huh?