Basic Search Tips

1. In the SEARCH box, type in your search terms.
2. Use the drop down menu to search in specific fields, such as Institution and Sponsoring Agency, Descriptors, Journal Title, and more.
3. Click Search.

In the Search Options area, you can also choose to limit your search to:

  • Full Text
  • Journal name
  • Scholarly (peer reviewed) journals
  • IES Funded
  • Date published
  • ERIC Number
  • ERIC Document or ERIC Journal
  • Education Level
  • Intended Audience
  • Publication Type
  • What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) Reviewed
  • Location Identifiers
  • Law, Policy, and Program Identifiers
  • Assessment and Survey Identifiers
  • Language

Use the Thesaurus (link above search boxes) to help refine to specific terms used in this database.

If you are not getting many results, you may want to expand your search by checking the Apply related words or Apply equivalent subjects checkboxes in the Search Modes area.

Advanced Search Tips

Use Boolean searching, truncation, wildcards, and proximity limiters to enhance your search.

AND entrepreneur and team Returns articles that contain BOTH words.
OR entrepreneur or intrapreneur Returns articles that contain EITHER word.
( ) (entrepreneur or intrapreneur) and interviews Grouped searching. Returns articles that contain EITHER word in parenthesis AND the word interviews.
* entrepreneur* Returns articles that contain the root "entrepreneur" on its own and any variations: entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial, etc.
? wom?n Variants of the one letter versus an entire ending as with the asterisk. Wom?n would return articles with "women" or "woman" or "womyn".
Proximity - Words in same order
wX market x2 share Returns articles where the words market and share are no more than 2 words apart and in that order.
Proximity - Words in any order
nX market n2 share Returns articles where the words market and share are no more than 2 words apart in any order. (market share or share of the market)