Key Article Databases
Indexes and abstracts education journals, curriculum and teaching guides, conference papers, dissertations and theses, books, and Department of Education research reports. Many ED research reports have full-text links. Coverage goes back to 1966. The Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. Education Administration Abstracts (EBSCO)
Indexes and abstracts journals in the fields of educational administration. Topics include educational leadership, educational management, and educational research. Coverage goes back to 1966. PsycINFO (ProQuest)
Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (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
Indexes and abstracts academic journal and magazine articles, conference proceedings, books, and theses covering all aspects of the study of languages. Includes works in languages other than English. Coverage extends back to the early 1970s. 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
PsycTHERAPY is a database of streaming psychotherapy demonstrations featuring some of the most renowned therapists in North America working with participants on a host of therapeutic topics. PsycTHERAPY’s powerful search and personal playlist capabilities make it a rich resource for teaching and training in psychotherapy practice and for education about psychology. Career and Technical Education Database (ProQuest)
Indexes vocational and technical journals, magazines, and other media. Includes abstract and selected full-text. Coverage goes back to the early 1950s. Counseling and Therapy in Video (Alexander Street Press)
Offers streaming video collections for the study of counseling, psychology, psychotherapy and social work. Includes counseling sessions and demonstrations, consultations, lectures, interviews and teaching and discussion guides. Dissertations and Theses Global (ProQuest)
Provides citations, abstracts, and full-text, when available, of dissertations and theses from 1743 to the present. JSTOR
Provides a full-text archive of academic journals and books in the humanities, social sciences and mathematics. The most recent three to five years of a journal are usually not included. 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 (Clarivate)
Provides access to the Social Sciences Citation Index, Science Citation Index Expanded, Arts and Humanities Citation Index, Conference Proceeding Citation Index, Book Citation Index, Emerging Sources Citation Index, Current Chemical Reactions, and Index Chemicus. Search for scholarly articles in any discipline, or for articles that cite a known author or work. Coverage varies.
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.WorldCat (OCLC)
Presents a combined catalog of the catalogs of more than 10,000 libraries 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.
National Center for Education 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.American FactFinder
American FactFinder is a web site used to distribute data collected by the United States Census Bureau.
It provides data for recent survey years for a range of geographies, including by Census tract, Zip Code Tabulation Area, Metropolitan Statistical Area, county, and state.Budget History Tables -U.S. Dept. of Ed.
Shows President's budget requests and enacted appropriations for major Education Department programs from 1980-2016Condition 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 (Sage)
Provides access to a wide variety of economic, social, and political indicators including data sets from the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization, the OECD, Eurostat, the United Nations, the world’s stock exchanges, and Zillow. Offers customized graphing and mapping.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 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
Create maps and download tables of U.S. Census & American Community Survey data from 1790 through the most recent available data. Social Explorer also offers access to a variety of other data sets, including U.S. election, health, crime, religion, & environmental data; UK Census 2011; Canadian Census 2011; selected Eurostat data (1990- 2014); and World Development Indicators (1960- 2013) from the World Bank.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). Grid-Enabled Measures Database (GEM)
GEM is an interactive website containing behavioral, social science, and other scientific measures organized by theoretical constructs. GEM enables researchers to collaborate with others, encourages the use of common measures, and facilitates the sharing of harmonized data. 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. Health and Psychosocial Instruments (EBSCO)
Indexes measurement instruments including information about questionnaires, interview schedules, checklists, coding schemes/manuals, rating scales, projective techniques and tests in the health fields, psychosocial sciences, organizational behavior, and library and information science. Coverage extends back to 1985.
Vast aggregated full-text databaseLexis Nexis Academic
Now Nexis Uni
. Provides full-text access to national and international newspaper and magazine articles and news transcripts, business, company, and industry information in the U.S. and abroad, and legal documents, including U.S. Federal and State court cases, and law reviews. Coverage varies. 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.New York Times: 1851- (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)
Provides full-text access to the complete New York Times
archive except for the most current three years. Use Nexis-Uni
for access to current content.Washington Post Historical: 1877- (ProQuest)
Contains the full text of all Washington Post
and Washington Post/Times-Herald
title variations, from 1877 until seventeen years ago. For more recent Washington Post
articles, see Nexis Uni
(1977 - present).
Cabell’s Scholarly Analytics
Helps researchers to identify journals for manuscript submission. Provides journal overviews, metrics, and manuscript guidelines. Includes acceptance rates, journal impact factors and altmetrics where available. Also features a blacklist that identifies predatory journals. Formerly known as Cabell’s Directories of Publishing Opportunities. Villanova researchers have access to journal information in the fields of health, education, business, psychology, and psychiatry.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.