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Early Childhood Education: Find Articles

This subject guide will direct students enrolled in ED courses to available library resources.

Articles from Library Research Databases

Before you Google, begin your research with the library's subscription databases. These databases will help you locate full text articles from journals, magazines, newspapers, and more.

Search Tips

  • DO NOT type sentences into search boxes.  Use keywords or phrases.
  • AND, OR, NOT: use to narrow or broaden your search
    • cyber bullying AND suicide (results have all words - narrow)
    • natural disasters NOT hurricanes (results exclude word after NOT - narrow)
    • “BP oil spill” ORDeepwater Horizon oil spill” (results have either concept - broaden)
  • [*]: use an asterix to broaden your search or find similar forms of words
    • Hawaii* = Hawaii, Hawaiian, Hawaiians
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    • “freedom of speech” or “origin of life”
  • Try using the Advanced Search, you'll have more options.
  • Limit documents to FULL TEXT when available.

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MAGAZINE vs. JOURNAL -- What's the difference?

Its purpose is to inform or entertain Its aim is to report on scholarly research
Articles typically short in length Longer articles with in-depth analysis
Written by a reporter,
journalist, or staff writer
Written by a scholarly expert or specialist (credentials provided)
Articles are reviewed
by editorial staff
Articles are peer-reviewed &
critically evaluated by scholars
Little or no references are included as support Sources are always cited in a formal bibliography
Slick & attractive in appearance with advertisements & glossy photos Very structured format: abstract, methodology, literature review, results, conclusion. No frills.
Examples: Parents, Good Housekeeping,  Readers Digest Examples: Teaching Young Children Zero to Three, Harvard Business Review

Magazines & Journals: Online and Print

  • Exchange - Exchange magazine the Early Childhood Leader's Magazine since 1978. Exchange is a bimonthly publication focused on the administration of programs for young children. Accessible in Flipster.
  • Parents - Parents is written and edited for parents from 18 to 34, who have growing children. It focuses on family formation and growth including the daily needs and concerns of modern mothers. Accessible in Flipster.
  • Teaching Young Children (TYC) - Published by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, this periodical is for the preschool professional.
  • Young Children - The Journal of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Accessible in Flipster.
  • Zero to Three - A multidisciplinary resource on infants, toddlers, and families, intended to strengthen the critical roles of professionals, policymakers, and parents in giving young children the best possible start in life.

Print issues are on display and back issues are available. Seek assistance at Circulation Services counter.

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