This page will guide you through the basics of finding resources at VT Libraries.
Discovery Search includes records for most of the library’s resources: our physical collections, our journal and ebook subscriptions, streaming videos, reports, government publications, and much more. You can use limiters to narrow your search results by the format, date of publication, peer-reviewed, and availability online.
Discovery Search, described in the videos above, covers all disciplines represented in the library's collection. While Discovery Search does contain resources related to education, it doesn't feature every education-related resource available at VT. If you're looking for journal articles related to education, your best bet is the Education subject guide. You can also get to it from the library homepage. Scroll down to the Quicklinks below the main search box and select Research Guides:
You'll see 10 broad subject headings; select Social Sciences and Education, then Education:
You'll see a wide range of databases to choose from. For most education research, one of the databases in "General Education Research Databases" is a good place to start. Choosing a database is in some ways trial and error, so don't be afraid to experiment with different databases.
Check out the videos to the right for more details on developing keywords to search databases effectively.