Expert Searching – Google Scholar

The difference between Google and Google Scholar is clearly discernible from the difference in their names. While Google searches a wide variety of sources, including blogs, journals, webpages, social media, etc., Google Scholar is restricted to works of academic importance, such as books, journals, and reports, to name a few. I am not a regular…

Expert Searching – Google

I am a regular user of Google; I don’t think a day goes by without me using Google for a quick answer or some in depth research. I like to think that I’m an expert Google-er and often come away from my searches with the information I had set out to find. I was excited…

Social Media can be used for research too!

Social media can be an overwhelming source of information. Anyone and everyone can have an opinion and share information using social media. This means that there is a number of unreliable sources, as well as highly useful academic resources, the trick is navigating between what is useful and what isn’t, while staying on track and…

We’re going on a quest…

ProQuest Education states its mission as “committed to empowering researches and librarians around the world.” It is a collection of online materials that are accessible to librarians, educational institutions, and general users through a subscription to the database. As an international resource, the information provided by ProQuest is vast and highly valuable. It has been…

How to get an A+ in Education…

A+ Education is a database that provides access to all Australian education journals. These journals cover all topics of education, including: Early childhood to tertiary education Curriculum development Education history Administration and policy Psychology and sociology A+ Education is an invaluable resource, particularly due to the ease of narrowing searches through the use of the…

Google Scholar, what’s that?

Just as the regular Google does, Google Scholar allows users to access scholarly articles on their research topics. Much like Google, Google Scholar returns a number of resources relevant to the search. The advantage of using Google Scholar is that the results will more often than not be peer reviewed articles and scholarly journals. This…

Just Google It!

How often do we hear people saying “just Google it?” It seems that Google has become the go to for information for people of all ages – I have recently heard my grandmother use this expression! Butย how reliable is Google when completing research? The great thing about Google is that there is so much information…

An Introduction to Expert Searching

When it comes to inquiry learning acknowledging that we do not know everything about everything is the first step. It is unrealistic to assume that one can know everything about a topic in today’s ever growing world of information access. By acknowledging this we are able to begin to learn appropriate research techniques that can…

Inquiry Learning Introduction

My Teaching Context For the past two years I have been working as a relief teacher between two schools, each has a different view on inquiry learning. The first school is currently undergoing the process to become an IB primary school and will be undertaking the certification process next year to become and an official…