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EDUC 461 Instructional Design (Shanghai): Finding Information

Online resources for your study of instructional design and the psychological foundations of teaching and learning

Education & Psychology Databases

Find Synonyms

Finding the best search term(s) can save time! If you're not getting the results you want, use a thesaurus to find alternate terminology. Many databases have a built-in thesaurus (which may be called "Subject Terms" or somthing similar)

Publisher Online Journal Collections

Useful Books

Tips on locating empirical research

To find articles that report on empirical research, some keywords you might want to use:

study, results, discussion, data, variables, limitations, implications, survey, respondents, population, conclusion

Such terms should be searched as keywords rather than subject terms because they reflect the kind of language used in an article describing empirical research, but they are not the topic or subject of the study.

Helpful Electronic Resources

These online sources are good general database for your research.

Online Reference Works

Online Resources

Useful Online Books About the Common Core

Find additional online books by searching the term "common core' in the EBL e-book library