Key Article Databases
The ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) database is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education to provide extensive access to educational-related literature. It indexes both journal articles and reports from government and private agencies. Education Administration Abstracts (EBSCO)
Includes bibliographic records covering areas related to educational administration, including educational leadership, educational management, educational research, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. Education Full Text (EBSCO)
Education Full Text™ provides full text of articles from over 350 journals as far back as 1996, in addition to indexing of more than 770 periodicals dating back to 1983. Subject coverage includes adult education, multicultural/ethnic education, teaching methods and much more. Content includes in-depth coverage of special education and more than 100,000 controlled and cross-referenced names of educational tests. ERIC, the government education file, can be searched simultaneously by clicking Open Database Selection Area and selecting ERIC. PsycINFO (ProQuest)
Indexes journals, dissertations and some books in the fields of personality psychology, social psychology, educational psychology and more.
Practice advanced search features with the interactive PsycINFO Tutorial
PsycARTICLES is a database of full-text articles from journals published by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association, and Hogrefe & Huber. Scopus (Elsevier)
Provides abstracts and citations for peer-reviewed journals in all major disciplines. Offers comprehensive coverage of the scientific, technical, medical, geographic and social sciences (including arts and humanities). Includes complete contents of GEOBASE multidisciplinary database.
Other Useful Databases
Career and Technical Education (ProQuest)
Search vocational and technical periodicals covering all aspects of the Vo/Tech curriculum. Counseling and Therapy in Video (Alexander Street Press)
Dissertations and Theses Global (ProQuest)
Provides an online collection of hours of video for the study of counseling, psychology, psychotherapy and social work. It includes counseling sessions and demonstrations, consultations, lectures, interviews and teaching and discussion guides. A detailed guide to the database can be found at here
A comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses with over 2.4 million dissertations and theses included from around the world.The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full text coverage for older graduate works. Each dissertation published since July 1980 includes a 350-word abstract written by the author. Master's theses published since 1988 include 150-word abstracts. Bibliographic citations are available for dissertations dating from 1637, and more than 65,000 new citations are added to the database every year. Where available, PQDT provides 24 Page Previews of dissertations and theses. In addition, nearly one million are available for download in PDF format. (Digital dissertations and theses are archived as submitted by the degree-granting institution. Some will be Native PDF, some PDF Image). JSTOR
A searchable and browsable archive of full-text core journals and books in the humanities, social sciences and mathematics. ProQuest Education Journals
Search the leading full-text journals in education and related fields. ProQuest Social Science Journals
Indexes over 570 journals, with much full text access. Disciplines covered include addiction studies, gerontology, econometrics, international relations, minority studies, urban studies, and more. Project Muse
Searchable collection of recent full-text humanities, social science and mathematics journals published by Johns Hopkins University Press. Social Sciences Full Text (EBSCO)
Index to international, English language journals in psychology, sociology, anthropology, geography, economics, political science and law. Web of Science (Thomson Reuters)
Web of Science provides seamless access to the Science Citation Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index.
WorldCat is a catalog of library collections worldwide. WorldCat highlights publications available at Villanova University. Other items can be requested via an inter-library loan request form.WorldCat Step-by-Step
is a self-paced interactive tutorial for students new to this resource.Falvey Library Catalog
The Library's catalog enables patrons to search & browse Falvey Memorial Library’s collection of books, journals, audio/video materials, electronic resources and more.
American FactFinder is a web site used to distribute data collected by the United States Census Bureau.
It provides data for the lowest level of geography, to largest geographic entities, from zip code areas, to Census tracts.Condition of Education
Congressionally mandated report that is provided to Congress annually. Contains key indicators on the condition of education in the United States at all levels.Data-Planet
Search and browse for datasets on topics ranging from banking to criminal justice to economic indicators to health to labor to natural resources and transportation gleaned from government agencies, private exchanges and international organizations. Statistical Datasets supports customized graphing, mapping and even some common statistical functions.Data.gov
Data.gov increases the ability of the public to easily find, download, and use datasets that are generated and held by the Federal Government. Data.gov provides descriptions of the Federal datasets (metadata), information about how to access the datasets, and tools that leverage government datasets.Digest of Educational Statistics
Statistical information on education from kindergarten through graduate school. Included data on enrollment, number of schools in various categories, faculty, graduates, educational attainment levels, financial aid and employment dataIntegrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
Primary source for information on U.S. colleges, universities, and technical and vocational institutions.National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES)
Located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences, NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations. NCES fulfills a Congressional mandate to collect, collate, analyze, and report complete statistics on the condition of American education.National longitudinal surveys (NLS)
The NLS, sponsored by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, are nationally representative surveys that follow the same sample of individuals from specific birth cohorts over time. The surveys collect data on labor market activity, schooling, fertility, program participation, health, and much, much more. Choose a cohort below to learn more.Social Explorer
Explore thousands of historical data maps. Our maps are interactive and go from the first U.S. Census in 1790 to the present.State Higher Education Finance (SHEF)
Includes current SHEF FY report, data and downloads, project information and information about the data collection process.U.S. Department of Education - Data & Statistics
Education-related data and statistics
Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print (EBSCO)
Mental Measurements Yearbook (MMY) covers more than 2,200 commercially-available tests from Volume 1 to the present in categories such as personality, developmental, behavioral assessment, neuropsychological, achievement, intelligence and aptitude, educational, speech & hearing, and sensory motor. Tests in Print (TIP) provides vital information to users including test purpose, test publisher, in-print status, price, test acronym, intended test population, administration times, publication date(s), and test author(s). Compendium of neuropsychological tests: Administration, norms and commentary.
RC386.6.N48 S67 ETS Test Collection database
The Test Collection at ETS is a database of more than 25,000 tests and other measurement devices, many of which are able to be downloaded for a $25 fee. Handbook of Tests and Measurement in Education and the Social Sciences
LB3051.L4543 2000 Health and Psychosocial Instruments (EBSCO)
Provides reviews of measurement instruments (i.e. questionnaires, interview schedules, checklists, coding schemes, rating scales, etc.) used in the fields of health and psychosocial sciences. The actual instruments are NOT included full-text in the database.
Vast aggregated full-text databaseLexis Nexis AcademicWill be replaced by Nexis Uni, Sept 30, 2017
Provides full-text access to a wide range of news (national, international, regional, business, legal, and foreign language), business (company financial news and information, accounting, auditing & tax information, industry and market news), and legal (law reviews, federal case law, state legal research) sources. It also features news transcripts, the U.S. Code, Constitution & Court rules, state and country profiles, medical abstracts, and reference & directory sources.
"LexisNexis online services and the materials contained therein are under copyright by LexisNexis. All rights reserved. No part of these Services may be used except for research purposes, and the Services may not be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without the prior written permission of the LexisNexis Academic Library Solutions. Materials retrieved from the Services may not be duplicated in hard copy or machine-readable form without the prior written authorization of LexisNexis Academic & Library Solutions, except that limited reproduction of output is permitted solely for individual use by the Authorized User or internal distribution within the Subscribing Institution in accordance with the terms of this Agreement unless further limited or prohibited by the Copyright Act of 1976. Under no circumstances may the Materials or any portion thereof be used to create derivative products or services."Historical New York Times: 1851- (ProQuest)The New York Times
is a unique full-image archive that brings you the entire historical run of The New York Times
, in-depth coverage of science and politics. It offers complete coverage from 1851 to the present with the exception of the most current three years. Includes classified ads, comics and cartoons, photos, maps, graphics, etc., editorials and commentary.Washington Post Historical: 1877- (ProQuest)
The historical Washington Post
offers full-text searching of every available issue of the Washington Post
and Washington Post/Times-Herald
title variations, from 1877 to the present with the exception of the last seventeen years. For more recent Washington Post
articles, see Lexis Nexis Academic
coverage (1977 - Present).
Cabell’s Directories of Publishing Opportunities
Provides the publishing guidelines of journals in the following areas: accounting, management, marketing, educational curriculum and methods, educational psychology and administration, and psychology. Includes address for submission, review information (such as type of review, acceptance rate) and type of articles (current issues, literature reviews, etc.).College Navigator (NCES)
Directory with statistical profile of colleges and universities from the National Center for Educational Statistics
Center for Online Education
Team of internal experts and collaborative partners is dedicated to bringing you the most up-to-date, accurate information about the online learning experience, (Team includes Villanova graduate, Molly Miller, '89.)ERIC
Free web interface for Educational Resources Information Center. May be more current than the EBSCO version in some cases.Institute of Education Sciences (IES)
The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) is the statistics, research, and evaluation arm of the U.S. Department of Education and provides scientific evidence in formats that are useful and accessible to educators. Includes links to NCER
This portal for science students and teachers provides learning tools including simulations, visual lessons, imaging and interactive Web lessons.National School Boards Association (NSBA)
NSBA represents state school boards associations and their more than 90,000 local school board members.
NSBA represents state school boards associations and their more than 90,000 local school board members. - See more at: https://www.nsba.org/about-us#sthash.Aoi9sQCf.dpufPennsylvania Department of EducationStanford HistoryEducaiton Group (SHEG)
Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) sponsors an ongoing research group for students across the university interested in issues of how history is taught and learned.U.S. Department of EducationWhat Works Clearinghouse (WWC)
WWC reviews evidence of effectiveness of programs, policies, or practices by using a consistent and transparent set of standards. creates products that present findings on what works in education, including intervention reports, single study reviews, quick reviews and practice guides.
Citing and Evaluating Research
E-ZBorrow and Interlibrary Loan
Interlibrary loans are only available for books and journals which are not owned by Falvey. The E-ZBorrow service can be used for books which the library owns, but which are currently checked out. E-ZBorrow books are provided by a local library network and tend to arrive faster than interlibrary loans. Journal Finder
Use this link to locate journals or specific articles that may be available electronically.