Q. Preparatory School Research

Good Afternoon,
I will be writing my Writing and Critical Thinking research paper on College Prep Schools.
I'm having a difficult time finding articles on this topic at the Gangwish Library.
Would you  have any advice on to how to research this topic?
I have tried the open access research journals with no luck.  I have to do the References
this week from 8 journals and at least 5 scholarly peer reviewed articles.

 Thank you in advance for your assistance
Lisa Graham


Hello Lisa

I would go to Ebscohost and focus on check marking and combining the Academic Search Premier and Education Research Complete databases. Make sure that before conducting your search you go below the search box and checkmark scholarly and peer-reviewed boxes. Then enter your topic  "college preparatory schools". I found 525 full-text articles.This was without changing the select field drop down box. To limit the great number of articles you could focus on a state. If you change it to  Subject, you will find 17 articles.I combine the original topic with Kansas then I got 4 articles that were full-text. You could do that with any state.

I hope this helps. If you need further help, email me back or give me a call at 785-248-2536 between 8 and 5 CST.


Gloria Creed-Dikeogu, Ottawa University Library


  • Last Updated Nov 16, 2016
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