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Teaching English as a Second Language

A guide to help TESL students and instructors get started with research and study at Saint Mary's University.


The following databases are suggested starting points for research in TESL. To access a database off-campus, use your SMU email and password to login. View a full list of the library's databases on the A-Z Databases webpage.

Accessing ERIC

There are two ways to access ERIC. Each version indexes a large collection of journals and non-journal sources in the field of education, covering 1966 to present. For comprehensive results, search both versions of ERIC.

ERIC (via ProQuest): The ProQuest version of ERIC is subscribed to by SMU (login is required when accessing off-campus). 

ERIC (via U.S. Department of Education): This is the free version of ERIC (no login required) sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences in the U.S. Department of Education. 


Do you have a citation to an article? Check our Journal titles A-Z list to see if it is available at the Library.