Answered By: Evelyn Shimazu Yee
Last Updated: Jul 05, 2022     Views: 6

Hi Yulanda, 

I am Evelyn one of your APU librarians.  I will follow-up where you left off with the last chat/ libanswers librarian.


Why don't we find your first four references in the education database, ERIC.

Here is one way to do it:

1.First go to 

to the library page at
2. Scroll down until you see a blue tab. 
3. If you do not see a blue tab that says "articles and databases", click on the "articles and databases" light colored tab that says the words and it will turn blue.
4. Click on the small black arrow on the right side of the empty subject search dialog box.
5. A pop-up menu will come up with various disciplinary subjects such as "education".
6. At this point, select "education/physical education" from the menu.
7. Next click on the burgundy "Go" button.
8. It will take you to the educational databases page. 
9. Scroll down until you find "ERIC (Ebsco)" databases
10. Click on the hyper- link words in burgundy
11. You will be asked for your ID and your password after which you will gain access to the database ERIC. The Eric database will open with dialog boxes where you may enter search terms and combine them with Boolean operators such as "AND"  "OR" and "NOT". 
9 Feel free to ask me about these Boolean operators later and how they work after this first demonstration..
12. To create your first search I suggest entering the words in quotes "secondary education" in the first dialog box.
13. Then in the select a field box, to the right of the first box with the words "secondary education' click that field box and select from the menu, the word, "SU Descriptor" which just means a subject or topic.
14. Then click the burgundy colored search button at the bottom of the three dialog boxes.
15. A great number of articles will pop up. Scroll down to see all of them on the page.

This is your basic search for resources on secondary education. If you would like to combine terms you can experiment with combining different search terms using the oolean Operator word AND.

Once you have found your article you may want to search for a PDF version of the article and click on it. That will give you a page that looks very much like a photograph of the page with all diagrams and pictures as well as original page numbers.

If you want the PDF version sent to yourself look to the right of the page when your article is open and you will see an envelope icon. All you have to do is click on it and enter your email information and ID and the article will be sent to you in your email.

If you have any further questions please feel free to contact me at xxxx@xxxxxxx [you may contact any general or subject specialist librarian at APU for initial guidance. It has been a pleasure to help you and let me know if you have any other questions about this tutorial for using ERIC an educational database or anything else dealing with your assignments.