Locate the keywords in your research topic. It's ok to start with broad keywords. Your focus can narrow during your search for sources.
Example keywords: writing instruction and special needs; writing instruction and assessment
You could narrow your topic by grade level, age, specific types of writing, specific instructional methods, etc.
Example keywords: writing instruction and special needs and secondary education
Combine keywords into search strings by using boolean operators (AND, OR & NOT). The databases will help you do this.
From the IUP Libraries Databases page, access our two primary interfaces - EBSCOhost and ProQuest.
Use the QuickLinks at the top of the Databases page to search all databases within each interface at the same time.
You can also search databases individually. The databases listed below are a few that are recommended for this assignment.
Examples of limiters available in the databases to improve your search results:
Reformulate your searches as needed. Utilize the following to locate other search terms/articles: