Special Education: Find Articles & Research Databases

What are Open Access Journals?

From the Directory of Open Access Journals website: "We define open access journals as journals that use a funding model that does not charge readers or their institutions for access. From the BOAI definition [1] of "open access" we take the right of users to "read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles" as mandatory for a journal to be included in the directory. "

The aim of the Directory of Open Access Journals is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. The Directory aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content. The journal must exercise peer-review or editorial quality control to be included.

Click here to view Open Access Journals across many disciplines.

Using AND, OR, NOT

To be more precise in your searching, use AND, OR, NOT in your searches.

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Special Education 5053 Assignment

Your assignment is to research the topic: reading and a specific disability.  I suggest this process:

1. Click on ERIC (EBSCO).

2. In the search window, type "reading" AND "the name of your selected disability"

3. Limit to peer-reviewed articles (if instructed by your professor). Click on Search.

4. Click on the title of the article you wish to read.You'll find information on the article and the article's full-text if available.

5. You may click on the cite icon on the right side of the screen if you wish to select the citation style.

6. Click on the email icon on the right side of the screen if you wish to email the article to your personal email (or to your professor's email.)

7. You may also select more than one article to send by adding articles to the folder. Use Add to folder


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