Answered By: Rebecca Sedam
Last Updated: Nov 21, 2016     Views: 107

The ERIC Education Resources EBSCO database is a good fit for your topic. (The Oakton subscription requires a current Oakton username and password.) It has full-text articles from several hundred education journals.  I've prepared a sample search to help you get started.

1st line: family influence or family involvement or parent influence or family role (in SU descriptors)

2nd line: dropout* (in SU descriptors, be sure to use the asterisk * symbol as shown)

3rd line: college* or universit* (in SU descriptors, be sure to use the asterisk * symbol as shown)

ERIC search

NOTE: Why does this search use asterisk * symbols?  Truncation in EBSCO databases (and many others) is represented by an asterisk *. This allows you to enter the root of a search term and find various endings. For example:


should retrieve university, university's, universities, and universities'.

If you need additional database suggestions or help, stop by the reference desk on either campus or call one of the phone numbers below to speak to a reference librarian.

847-635-1644 (DPC)
847-635-1474 (RHC)


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