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ED 808 Academic Research and Publishing

How do I search for action research articles and books?


ERIC database search examples:

  • (action research) and reading instruction and grade
  • (action research) and motivation and learning and grade
  • (action research) and mathematics and grade
  • (research method?) and mathematics and grade
  • fluency and (reading comprehension) and (action research) and grade((school climate) or (school culture)) and (action research) and grade

Education Fulltext database search examples:

  • Search for (action research) in keyword and then combine that with another term, like mathematics, or writing, for example.


  • Search the library catalog ( for action research
  • Then, modify your search results by the desired topic, for example, mathematics.

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