How do I find reports in the education field?


There are a few ways to locate reports for education topics:

1. Use our General Education Library Guide and go to the Reports tab. You will see a list of curated sources which provide reputable reports. 

2. Roadrunner Search Engine: Type in your topic, and on the results page you can filter to a specific source type on the left filter panel. "Source Types" > "Reports". 

3. ERIC database has a variety of Report filters. Type in your topic in the ERIC search, then on the search results page, go to the left filter panel and choose "Publication Type" > You will then see a few types of reports to select:

  • "Reports - Research"
  • "Reports - Descriptive"
  • "Reports - Evaluative"
  • "Reports - General"

4. Search in Google and limit results to .org/.edu./.gov and/or file format .pdf. Reputable reports are more likely to come from those domains. Additionally, limiting to PDF file type is a good shortcut to locating full-text documents that could likely be reports. See our Google for School guide page on best strategies for using regular Google:

  • Last Updated Mar 02, 2023
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  • Answered By Jamie Diermier

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