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Higher Education Research Guide

Top Databases

Top Databases

Some search terms

Even though Education Source and ERIC both cover education, the databases don't always use the same terms. 

student affairs services (Education Source)        student personnel services (ERIC)

student affairs administrators                           student personnel workers

Use both with OR between (for exact phrase use quotes): 

"student affairs" OR "student personnel"

AND      transfer students

The thesaurus can lead you to more terms, but for starters

higher education OR colleges OR universities


Brainstorm!  Could any of your terms have different endings?  Use * as a wildcard.  Ex. psycholog* finds psychology, psychological

college students OR undergraduate* OR freshmen OR sophomores OR juniors OR seniors

AND    mental health OR psycholog* OR stress