The key database for education literature is ERIC (linked below) While you can use any keywords that describe the topic, using the terms that ERIC uses to describe topics (called descriptors) can make a big difference in finding useful articles and other publications. These terms can be identified using the ERIC Thesaurus, found inside the ERIC database.
For classroom mangement, consider searching:
For misbehavior, consider searching:
BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS. See the Thesarus for specific types of behavior problems.
URBAN EDUCATION is a descriptor, but so is
For legal issues, consider searching:
For culturally responsive teaching, consider searching:
The ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) database is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education to provide extensive access to educational-related literature. ERIC provides ready access to education literature to augment American education by increasing and facilitating the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research.
ERIC provides ready access to education literature to augment American education by increasing and facilitating the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research.
Featuring digitized content from 1970 to the present, the Music Index contains cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts of articles about music, musicians and the music industry for more than 480 periodicals. It also provides selective coverage for more than 200 periodicals.
Just as the ERICdatabase uses a controlled vocabulary of search terms to improve the quality of your search, the library catalog uses Library of Congress Subject Headings to indicate the subjects covered by books, media and other cataloged resources.
Instead of music education, some suggested subject headings to use are:
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