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EDSP 625: Seminar in Severe Disabilities: Databases

Research and theories relevant to the education of severely handicapped individuals

Education Databases at UMD

Core Databases

Keyword Searching Tips

  1. Search by words and phrases instead of sentences
  2. Breakdown by concepts
  3. Look at the subject headings/index terms for synonyms and alternate terms

Additional Databases

Searching Tips

Boolean OperatorsANDOR, and NOT 

Truncation: cut off the end of a word and use an asterisk “*”
 to get more results:

Ex: educat*= educate, education, educator, educating, etc...

Use Synonyms and related words to search


Selecting Keywords

Phrase Searching & Nesting

Boolean Operators

Truncation