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Finding Journal Articles

Finding articles on facilitation or strategic planning for peer groups can be a bit challenging. Below is a sample search that might help you get started.


  • Academic Search Complete
  • Business Source Complete
  • Communication Source
  • Education Source
  • OmniFile

You can search all 5 databases at once by clicking on the "Choose Databases" link right above the three search boxes.

Sample Search:

line 1: peer (subject terms)
line 2: facilitat* or "strategic planning" (select a field)
line 3: train* (select a field)
line 4: students (select a field)

This search retrieved 284 citations of which 276 are peer reviewed articles. Some citations look promising, others not. As you delve into the literature, you will probably find ideas or terms that will guide you toward further searches.

You might also try the same search strategy in the ProQuest Social Science Premium Collection database.