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Databases for Education Research

Education Source*

Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 2,850 academic periodicals and includes full text for more than 1,800 journals, 550 books and monographs, education-related conference papers, citations for over 4 million articles including book reviews and over 100,000 controlled and cross-referenced names of educational tests. Spans all levels of education from early childhood to higher education and also includes educational specialties such as multilingual education, health education and testing. (from EBSCO)

1929-current | Some full text | More info


Education Resource Information Center provides access to large collection of education journals and documents. (from EBSCO
Use the OCLC FirstSearch interface | Use the ERIC government interface

1966-current | Some full text | More info

Gale Cengage Databases

Gale's collection of databases. Provides many resources for teachers including the Professional Collection, Educator's Reference Complete, databases for K-12 libraries, and a Spanish-language database (Informe).

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Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print

From the Buros Institute at the University of Nebraska, provides users with a comprehensive guide to over 2,000 contemporary testing instruments. Designed for an audience ranging from novice test consumers to experienced professionals, the MMY series contains information essential for a complete evaluation of test products within such diverse areas as psychology, education, business, and leadership. (From EBSCO)

Coverage from Volume 9-current | Full text | More info

Professional Development Collection

Designed for professional educators, provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles as well as more than 200 educational reports. Includes full text for Chronicle of Higher Education, Educational Leadership, Journal of Education, Journal of Higher Education, Journal of Learning Disabilities, and Theory Into Practice. (from EBSCO)

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From the American Psychological Association, contains over a million citations and summaries of articles from journals, books, book chapters, dissertations, and technical reports in psychology and related fields. Useful for educational psychology and information on working with students with diagnoses like ADHD.

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Academic Search Premier

Large, scholarly, multi-disciplinary database. Over 1,000 journals cover the field of education. (fromEBSCO)

1975--current | Some full text


Provides multi-disciplinary access to scholarly journals and books. Our collection (Arts & Sciences 1-IV and VII) is available in full text. Check "Include links to external content" if you want more search results, some of which may need to be requested from other libraries (Interlibrary Loan).

1800s-current | Some full text



Access to over 500 national and international newspapers. Includes full text for the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. (from ProQuest)

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Sage Journals

Access to high-quality, scholarly journals in the areas of Religious Studies, Communication Studies, Education, Management & Organization Studies, Physical & Life Sciences, Nursing & Health Sciences, Political Science, Criminology, Sociology, Urban Studies & Planning, and Psychology.

1847--current | Some full text

Tips for Searching Online Databases

Multiple Key Words or Phrases: Place in separate boxes or separate by Boolean operators. Don’t string them together all on one line as you would in Google.

Phrase Search: Use quotation marks to indicate a phrase search (“classroom assessment”  "distance learning"  "cultural literacy")

Truncation: Add an asterisk * to the end of a term to retrieve results with multiple endings
For example:educat* will retrieve records for education, educators, educational, etc.

Boolean Operators can help you expand or narrow your search

AND: (curriculum AND “middle school”) Narrows your search so that only records containing both search terms come back to you.
 OR: (teacher or instructor) Broadens your search so that all records containing the word teacher as well as all records containing the word instructor come back to you.
NOT: "alternative schools" NOT “charter schools” will brings back records about alternative schools and none that are about charter schools.