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Stephanie Spratt
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Education Databases

Scholarly Databases

ERIC EBSCOhost 1966-
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This is the primary database for education, and the recommended starting place for your education research. ERIC includes peer-reviewed journal articles, conference papers, standards, and reviews, linking to more than 300,000 full-text documents in education.

LearnTechLib  years vary
The Learning and Technology Library (LearnTechLib) is an online resource for aggregated, peer-reviewed research on the latest developments and applications in learning and technology. LearnTechLib covers more than 25 years and offers over 100,000 documents of published international journal articles, conference papers, e-books, and multimedia content from 200,000+ leading authors.

PsycINFO EBSCOhost  1872-
PsycINFO covers the professional and academic literature in psychology and related disciplines, including medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, and other areas. Communication topics such as interpersonal communication, family communication, male-female communication and nonverbal communication, can be searched in this database. The database includes information from empirical studies, case studies, surveys, bibliographies, literature reviews, discussion articles, conference reports and dissertations.

Sage Research Methods Sage years vary
Sage Research Methods assists researchers, faculty and students conducting research projects or learning how to do research. Includes links to over 175,000 pages of SAGE's book, journal and reference content. Whether studying education or psychology, sociology or business, Sage Research Methods focuses on methodology rather than disciplines - researchers can explore methods concepts to help them design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct their research, and write up their findings.

Sage Research Methods Cases Sage years vary
Sage Research Methods Cases is a collection of case studies of real social research. Cases are original, specially commissioned, and designed to help students understand often abstract methodological concepts by introducing them to case studies of real research projects.

Scopus Elsevier 1966-
Scopus is an abstracts database covering the following fields: chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics, engineering, life and health sciences, social sciences, psychology, economics, and environmental sciences.

Social Sciences Citation Index ISI Web of Knowledge 1900-
Includes current and retrospective bibliographic information, author abstracts, and cited references found the world's leading scholarly social sciences journals covering more than 50 disciplines.

Dissertations & Theses

Dissertations and Theses Proquest  1639-
Indexes the complete range of academic subjects appearing in dissertations accepted at accredited institutions. Abstracting of dissertations begins with 1980 and abstracting of theses begins with 1988.

Tests, Measurements, and Datasets

ICPSR Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research years vary
ICPSR maintains a digital, data archive of more than 500,000 files of research in the social sciences. It hosts 16 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, demographics and other social related fields.

HAPI (Health and Psychosocial Instruments) Ebscohost 1985-
Provides information on measurement instruments (i.e., questionnaires, coding schemes, rating scales, vignettes) in the health fields and psychosocial sciences. HAPI helps scholars identify instruments for research, grants, client/patient assessment, and program evaluation.

Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print Ebscohost years vary
This database combines Mental Measurements Yearbook, a comprehensive guide to testing instruments produced by the Buros Institute, and Tests in Print (TIP), a bibliography that includes test purpose, publisher, in-print status, price, intended test population, administration times, publication date, and author.

K-12 Non-scholarly Resources

Teacher Reference Center EBSCOhost years vary
Provides abstracts for the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.

MAS Ultra - School Edition EBSCOhost years vary
Provides full text for general interest and current events magazines. Designed for high school students.

Middle Search Plus EBSCOhost years vary
Provides full text for covering general topics appropriate for middle and junior high school students.

Primary Search EBSCOhost years vary
Provides full text children's magazines and pamphlets, designed for the elementary school student.

Children's Literature Comprehensive Database   current
The CLCD is an acquisition, research, and reference service that offers reviews of children's books-- full text searchable from 36 review sources.

Additional Related Article Databases

Academic Search Premier EBSCOhost years vary
Provides full text for more than 3,430 scholarly publications covering academic areas of study including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies. This database is updated on a daily basis.

Sociological Abstracts ProQuest 1952-
Abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. An excellent resource for any sociology related topic.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts EBSCOhost mid 1960's-
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstract (LISTA) indexes periodicals, books, and proceedings in librarianship, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.