Use this article for the ERIC exercise:
Evaluating a science diversity program at UC Berkeley: more questions than answers.
Matsui J, Liu R, Kane CM.
Cell Biol Educ. 2003 Summer;2(2):117-21.
ERIC has many features to help refine your search:
More ERIC help and information is available here:
When searching databases for research, if you get too many search results, try adding:
and so on.
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UC Berkeley provides access to over 1300 databases on all subjects.
Once at this list, you can limit by:
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UC Library Search:
Information on using the library, including library cards for non-UCB folks
Internet search engines (eg Google) are good for finding grey literature (government/NGO reports, technical reports, etc.).
Quotes for phrase searching:
Site: to specify a particular site or domain:
"STEM education" site:.org (for a domain search)
"STEM education" site:berkeley.edu (for a specific site search)
Boolean search statements (eg, OR):
("STEM education" OR "STEM outreach")
Other sources of grey literature include:
National Technical Reports Library (NTRL): over 2 million technical reports from many government agencies; over 600,000 available full text online.
OpenGrey: Access to grey literature produced in Europe. OpenGrey covers Science, Technology, Biomedical Science, Economics, Social Science and Humanities.