These Library databases focus on education research and are valuable when looking for information including:
Start with research keywords (e.g. "reflective practice", methodology, or theoretical frameworks).
You can combine these with your own discipline keywords to focus your search on your particular area (e.g. "blended learning" and biology).
When it comes to publishing your research, it's important to choose the right journal. Some journals focus entirely on the subject of research in teaching and learning, but you should also consider journals in your discipline with education-related content.
Points to consider around journal quality:
This video demonstrates how to use both Scopus and Web of Science to identify the right journal for you.
This video will show you how to use Scopus and Web of Science to identify journals aligned to your research topic.
You can use this technique to identify potential journal outlets and their metrics when publishing your research.
Our example topic is: Fostering collaboration in online learning at university
At the search screen, enter your search strategy.
You’ll notice that we have used quotation marks for common phrases, asterisk to find variations in word endings and OR to include synonyms.
Click search. Here are our results.
To identify potential journals, limit your results by Document Type, then select Articles and Review Articles, then select Limit To.
You can browse source titles to see the range of journals in your search results; click onto a journal title to view its metrics.
The journal, Computers & Education has a CiteScore of 5.88. It is placed into 2 subject categories and is ranked 7 out of 979 in the subject Education.
Repeat your search in Web of Science. Click search. Under Document type, select Article and Review to refine your search. Select View all Options to examine the source titles in your result list. Click onto a journal title view its Impact factor, Rank and Quartile.
If you need more help, contact the Library.
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