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EDAD 611/612 Resource Guide: Databases

A Guide to Frostburg State University Library Resources for EDAD 611/612 students enrolled at the USM Hagerstown Center.

Practice Boolean Logic for Power Searching

The link below gives you visual representation of what happens when you combine your search keywords with the Boolean operators AND, OR, NOT in databases and website search engines.

Knowledge of AND, OR, NOT may help you troubleshoot challenging searches, Even Google uses a version of Boolean (it runs in the background, but you can see it if you use Google Advanced).

Search Google Scholar!

To unleash the full power of Google Scholar, login with your FSU barcode ID# first :Then you can search all the library databases using the familiar Google interface! Links to full-text accessible articles pop up in the right margin.

Google Scholar Search

Recommended Databases

These recommended education databases listed below are just a few of the approximately 60 FSU databases available via ResearchPort or via the Database A-Z List. Click on the blue information icons for database descriptions. Login required off the FSU campus.

Boolean: Combining Keywords in Databases

This YouTube video from the University of Auckland, New Zealand demonstrates how to combine search keywords using the Boolean AND, OR, and NOT. It also shows you how to apply Boolean searching in a variety of database and catalog search screens.

Search for eBooks

eBook Search (login required)
Search for 1000's of eBooks
to read online or download/
check out!

Even more Book titles may
be found using OneSearch

Search Powerful Reference Sources!


APA Citation Style Links

Resources to help you use the American Psychological Association (APA) citation and format style.