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Education Research

Overview of how to manage your search strategy, export article citations from EBSCO, and use a citation manager for your project.

Save Your Search Terms in a Word Document!

Save your search in a document, export your results to a citation management software (Endnote, Zotero, etc.), and create a custom account in the database:

  • By saving your search, your strategy will be reproducible for another time and properly documented.

  • Explore options and instructions for citation management here, and find tips on how to export results in the sections below (on this page).

Save and Cite in Education Databases and UDiscover

As you search, remember to save what you find. On UDiscover (or any other EBSCO database, such as Education Research Complete or ERIC), click "Sign In" and use your UD Google account. Once logged in, the system will save your search history and you can add sources to a folder, find citation information, email, and copy a permanent link back to the source.

How to Cite Items Found in ERIC, Education Research Complete, and Other EBSCO Databases

Locate the Cite button in the toolbar of an article or book. Find the citation style you're looking for.

Check it over with another source, like the APA Handbook or the OWL at Purdue, before using.

For example, the auto-generated citation below is incorrect.

LAWRENCE, F. M. (2017). The Contours of Free Expression on Campus: Free Speech, Academic Freedom, and Civility. Liberal Education, 103(2), 14-21.

The author's name is in all capital letters and the capitalization of the article title is not in APA style. In APA style, article titles should be in "sentence case" which means only the first word and proper nouns in the title are capitalized. Always capitalize the first word, and the first word after a colon or a dash.

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