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Assignment: Article Review

For this assignment, you will write two reviews of two different articles from reputable early childhood education periodicals.  Read the assignment sheet very carefully to make sure you understand everything that is required.

Early Childhood Education Journals

Available Periodicals

The database Education Research Complete contains several early childhood education periodicals, such as:

NOTE: Sometimes a journal restricts access to the latest year of publication. In that case, you will only see abstracts (article summaries) for the year.  If an article is not available from a database, you can request it by filling out the Interlibary Loan form.

Searching the Periodicals

Step 1. To search the periodicals listed above, first click on the link, then click on "search within this publication.

Red arrow pointing to Search within this publication

Step 2. On the following page, enter your terms in the second search box.

Red arrow pointing to search term

Step 3. Click the green search button to be taken to your results list.


Citing sources is a two-part process --  sources must be cited in the body of the essay (using in-text and/or parenthetical citations) and at the end of the essay (References or Works Cited lists).

Citing is not hard -- all it takes is some practice.  The librarians can help you develop your citing skills -- just ask for help,

This assignment allows you to use MLA style or APA style for citing.  Learn how to cite using the library's citation playbooks:

APA style

MLA style


  • the APA style is the appropriate style for education and for psychology.  APA is also a lot easier and more straightforward than MLA.
  • citation generators (including the one in Word)  generate erroneous citations, and it takes longer to fix them than it does to create citations from scratch.  The library does not provide support for citation generators.

Ask for help

TipWhen in doubt, contact the librarians (, your instructor, or the Writing Center.