This page contains research and publishing resources including:
Other pages on this guide also have research outputs and resources for research, including Background/Reference, Journals/Conferences, Funding and Support, Practicing Service Learning and Outcomes and Impact. Program design and implementation research resources are on the Practicing Service Learning page. Some older contents are included on this guide because they may still be applicable or can be used to track more recent materials.
Service Learning related concepts and terms include:
Keywords for higher education include: higher education, university, college, post-graduate education, "undergraduate education", "graduate study","postdoctoral education", "undergraduate study", "post-secondary institution", post-secondary, and post-graduate
Keywords for higher education students include: freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, undergraduate, college students, graduate students.
To aid in searching for resources, the controlled vocabulary of terms used to index or catalog sources in library catalogs and databases are listed below and linked to their scope note or description. Login to EBSCOhost and licensed databases before opening links. Service Learning may be indexed as a narrower term of experiential learning or teaching methods.
Higher education, students, curriculum, teaching methods, assessment, and evaluation also have controlled vocabulary in databases. Identify other terms by reading the methodology section of systematic reviews and looking at the help for the controlled vocabulary.
The Service Learning literature has included these subtopics, and these and similar terms can be used to search for relevant contents.
Credits: Most of these terms are from Crews R. (2002) Higher Education Service-Learning Sourcebook.
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Some public database index and abstract collections are within licensed databases (e.g. ERIC and PubMed) and can be searched along with other databases through the vendor platform, such as EBSCOhost, ProQuest, and Elsevier Embase.
Be aware that publicly available and open access databases and platforms may not have full text but will have citations and abstracts of published materials. Licensed contents will require login. Open access or in public domain contents may be available to read or download from Temple Library Search or the other free to access sources.
These four main principles of community engaged research influence the interaction between academic researchers and community:
Source: The Office of Community Engaged Research and Practice, College of Public Health, Temple University
Some older resources are included for historical context and some or all of the research questions may still be relevant.
Community Partners Impact
A search using Web of Science Core Collection, selecting "Topic" and entering "Service Learning" and different words for the concept Higher Education returned 3,428 publications (date 4.18.2023). Service Learning articles appear most in education, engineering, nursing, and health related categories.
In addition to Library Search and talking with Subject Librarians, use the library research guides (or LibGuides) and databases and resources listed on this page to search and identify journal articles, books, book chapters and other publications.