This is a step-by-step guide finding FREE research articles and reports on best practices in teaching students with disabilities. It was made especially for users of the LRC-South located at Rowan University, but it is suited for all teachers, education professionals, and parents who teach students with disabilities, and may not have access to expensive research tools.
Please contact Ash Lierman, the Instruction Librarian and subject librarian for Education at Rowan University's Campbell Library. Even if you aren't part of the Rowan community, I'd be happy to help you! Don't hesitate to reach out.
Before you start searching, it will help to consider a few important factors.
What type of research are you looking for? Depending on what you need, you may want to choose a different resource.
If you need:
Take a moment to identify the key ideas that you need to research. Consider including all or some of the following as parts of your search:
ERIC is a freely available resource provided by the Institute of Education Sciences. It contains scholarly and professional research articles, as well as government and independent reports on educational research. Many of its resources are publicly funded, and therefore are made available to the general public.
JSTOR is an online digital archive of scholarly articles, book chapters, and other research resources, provided by the nonprofit organization ITHAKA. Many libraries subscribe to JSTOR to access a wider range of its content, but JSTOR's interface and some of the articles it contains are also freely available.