Search Help

Need help searching? If you need additional help searching, please contact the library at [email protected] or by phone at 301-280-3100.

General Tips:

The default search setting will return results based on relevance — that is, the top articles will be those that contain multiple occurrences of all of your search terms. To minimize page load times, relevance sorting does not include all the results that match your search. To see all the results matching your search terms, sort the results by date. You can also refine your search results by date, source, author, volume and issue using the box on the left side of the results page.

If you enter: Results will include:
"advanced placement" Will return only articles containing the exact phrase "advanced placement."
advanced placement Will return articles that contain both the word "advanced" AND the word "placement," though not necessarily as a phrase.
"test scores" -college Will return articles that contain the phrase "test scores" but do not mention the word "college."
(Note: The minus sign must be directly before the term—no space.)
intitle:e-rate Will retrieve all pages with "e-rate" in the title.
(Note: The search term must be directly after the colon—no space.)
allintitle:retention teacher Will retrieve all pages with both "retention" and "teacher" in the title.
(Note: The search term must be directly after the colon—no space.)
scores test OR assessment Will return articles that contain both the word "scores" AND EITHER the word “test” OR the word "assessment."


For more advanced search terms, please see a list of Google syntax and query terms here.

Some content might not be searchable, including select blogs, EdWeek video, advertisements, older photographs, and graphics. If you suspect that what you are searching for might be one of these items, please contact the library at [email protected] for further assistance.