Since these databases are all part of the EBSCOhost search system, you can search them all at the same time. Click the link for one of them, then select "Choose Databases" at the top.
1. Enter your topic of interest in the 1st search box
2. Enter teach* OR educat* in the 2nd box, and change dropdown box to right to SO Source
3. After you run the search, use the Limit for Source Types on the left side; click "Show More" and select Magazines, and Trade Publications
If you'd like to narrow your results further, try: a) change dropdown box to right of your topic to SU Subject Terms; and/or b) add more terms into the 3rd search box, for example elementary; and/or c) use additional limits on the left side, for example Publication Date can be narrowed to locate current articles
Think about concepts you might want to combine with your topic. You can add with AND to make the search narrower. Remove concepts to broaden the search if you get very few or no results.
|Toys||Young children||Mathematics education|
|FINGER calculation||Middle school students||Mathematics--Study & teaching|
|Teaching aids and devices||MATHEMATICAL ability in children||Elementary school mathematics|
The success of your search may depend upon the terminology or search terms you select.
Be flexible. Be willing to try synonyms, to try more specific or broader terms.
Check the terms used in records you retrieve. Reuse words that match your topic. This is called "using language in context."
Even though the record below describes an article that may not be considered a "professional journal," the terms used in it are worth trying.