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ECED 360: Early Literacy: Searching ERIC

Emerging literacy process in children, birth to age five. Examination of strategies, materials, and experiences for literacy development


Searching for a specific journal?

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Keyword and Phrase searches

Example: Keyword search for phonics instruction; searches for those two words anywhere

Example: Searching for phonics instruction as a phrase, where the two words must appear together in the order shown. Placing quotes around two or more words will retrieve those terms together, limiting results.

Subject searches

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Subject and Journal search

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  • To limit results to full-text only, click the Full Text box
  • To retrieve peer-reviewed articles from scholarly journals, click the Peer Reviewed box
  • To search for articles within certain years, enter desired years under Date Published
  • To search articles from a specific, enter the journal title under Journal Name