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Doctoral Program - Educational Leadership: Articles

Article Databases and More

Search your topics in relevant databases to find scholarly articles. 

  • Databases may be accessed via the library homepage Databases - browse by subject  link or via the database links below.
  • You can consult the database description to learn the scope of the database.
  • Are other disciplines doing research in your topic area?  Search databases in other disciplines.

Google Scholar

Search the Web using Google Scholar to access scholarly articles either published in free, open access journals or in tradtional subscription journals but posted in e-repositories and on university websites. 


Google Scholar Search

Requesting Articles

The article you need is not available electronically?

  • You may request it via ILLiad (our interlibrary loan system). 
  • New to using ILLiad?  Register to use ILLiad.  Then login and select Request an Article.  Complete the form and submit it.
  • We will find it, scan it, and make it available to you electronically.  At no cost to you.

Tutorials, Handouts and Apps

Education Source & ERIC Database Tips


  • Focus your search by using:
    • Limiting and Refine options, including by Publication Date, Peer-Reviewed, etc.
    • Field searching - target the Field (author, title, source, etc.) in which your term(s) is searched.
    • Explore the Thesaurus (available in both databases).  See what terms may be suggested.
      • Also, when looking through a list of search results, pay attention to the linked Descriptors and Subject terms listed.
  • Email or save citations and full-text information for later review.
  • Consider using Zotero citation management tools.  Not sure which citation manager to use?  MIT Comparison Chart