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Occasionally, users may require a more targeted search approach to locate particular research articles and other publications related to K-12 online and blended learning. The following steps outline the process for conducting such a search using the Research Clearinghouse.


To narrow your search results in the Research Clearinghouse website, follow these steps:

  1. First, click on the Advanced Search tab to access a list of fields for refining your results. The Advanced Search tab is selected with an arrow pointing to it at the top of the page. Fields shown are as outlined below. The Search Results and Your Library sections are also displayed at the bottom of the page.
  2. Next, modify your search by selecting one or more of the following search fields: Abstract/Title, Authors, Keywords, Publication Year, and/or Date Added to Directory. To move on to the next search field, click outside of the box shown.
    • For Abstract/Title, enter the name of the research article or publication in the open text field. Image of the Abstract Title field with an arrow pointing to the open text field below.
    • For Authors, select a name(s) from the drop-down options, or type a name to quickly locate an author name instead of scrolling the list. Also, choose to Include any selected authors or Include all selected authors.
      Image of the Authors field menu expanded. Arrows point to names in the drop-down options as well as to the selected names.Image shows the Authors field with Include any selected authors radio button selected.
    • For Keywords, select the keyword(s) from the drop-down options and use the radio options to either Include any selected keywords or Include all selected keywords. Keyword field is shown with evaluation selected as well as radio option of include any selected keywords.
    • For Publication Year and/or Date Added to Directory, select the applicable year(s) to filter by or leave blank to search all available years.An arrow points to the empty field below Publication Year and to the Date Added to Directory field with 2020 and 2021 years selected.
    • Reference Type: Reference Type field is shown with Abstract and Book selected.
  3. Then choose either 'Bibliography Only' or 'Bibliography and Abstract' from the Display Options drop-down field.The Display Options field is shown with an arrow pointing to the drop-down options.
  4. Finally, click the Search button at the bottom of the page to display your filtered results. You can then View Record Details. Note: Pressing the Reset link will clear all filters and allow you to perform a new search.Image showing the Search button located beneath the Display Options field. An arrow points to the Search button located to the left of the Reset link.

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