Includes Oxford Quick Reference of core subject, quotation, and language dictionaries and Oxford Reference Library of companions and multi-volume encyclopedias for longer, in-depth, essays and specialist definitions.
This excellent online encyclopedia offers hundreds of entries on topics such as multiculturalism, gender and sexuality, social values, philosophy and much more. Use this to get some background in a topic you are not familiar with or to find the most important thinkers/theories/models in a particular area.
Use keywords that describe your topic, such as "Nel Noddings" if you are looking for an article about a specific theorist, or "experiential education" if you are looking for an article on an idea or perspective.
Remember to use quotation marks to search for phrases (e.g. "ethics of care").
To find peer-reviewed articles, limit your search to scholarly or peer-reviewed articles. In most databases you will be able to select this option either before you search, or on the results screen.