FIG - Teaching Science
FIG: Teaching Science
On this page:
The Scholarly vs. Popular page provides you with clues about how to distinguish the difference between scholarly and popular journal articles.
Here are a couple of pdfs that provide good explanations of what is (and is not) peer review, and why it's particularly important in the sciences:
Exercise - compare these two articles:
Here are a couple of options for searching for articles, using UO Libraries resources.
Use the databases in your subject area:
For detailed and specific searches, it's usually better to open and search individual databases listed on those pages.
Examples of useful databases that include education articles:
Some discipline-specific databases may also include education articles:
Getting the article file:
If the article file is not available, you can request it from another library via ILLiad.
Browsing sometimes can lead to an article you otherwise might not have read.
Use the databases and indexes listed above for the most efficient way to search for a specific articles.
Where in the Science Library would you go to find a print copy of a journal?
Choose keywords and use synonyms to expand your search.
What keywords can you find in the records for these books that will help you find other related books?
The catalog searches for information from the UO Libraries, plus books shared by our consortia of 36 universities and colleges in the Pacific Northwest, and thousands of other libraries in the world.
The results pages display the matches for
Where in the Science Library would you go to get one of these books off the shelf?
The catalog includes articles, so check the books box on the search results page (on left side of page) if you only want to see books.
You can have books held for you, to pick them up at the Science Library.
Choose a citation style
Course reserves: books and other materials set aside by your instructor for checkout for a limited amount of time.
Classrooms and study spaces: you can reserve rooms for your group.
Other equipment you can check out: video games and game consoles, laptops, phone chargers, a portable projector, scientific and graphing calculators, headphones, etc.
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