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Journals from scientific associations and non-commercial publishers.
Dissertations and Theses - Doctoral dissertations and Masters Theses from US schools dating back to late 1800's.
In the last 10 years, scholarly publishing has been plagued by explosive growth of bogus scientific journals, sometimes called "predatory journals."
Library databases will screen out these fake journals for you, but if you are picking something from the public internet, you need to add an extra step to your research. You need to make sure the article you are looking at comes from a genuine peer-reviewed journal.
There is a library database called Cabell's that lists predatory journals: Cabell's Predatory Reports. Go to this database and type in the name of the journal you found on the web. If you find the journal in this database, you should not use the article in your research.
When researching teaching methods or biology for secondary education students, start with:
Education source is an EBSCO database so you can "Choose Databases" and combine it with BioAbstracts if you need content.
ERIC is the database from the Dept. of Education. It includes journal articles and reports from all recipients of a DOE grant