Thank you for visiting the subject guide for education and counseling research at Falvey Library! You can find quick links below to the most commonly used resources for education. The pages on the left will direct you to resources for locating specific types of information. If you need assistance at any point during your research, please don't hesitate to contact your subject librarian using the information provided on the right.


Indexes and abstracts education journals, curriculum and teaching guides, conference papers, dissertations and theses, books, and Department of Education (ED) research reports. References for ED research reports often have links to the full text. Coverage goes back to 1966. The Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education.

  Education Full Text (EBSCO)
Indexes and abstracts journal articles, monographs, and yearbooks in the field of education. Provides full text access to selected education journals from 1994 to the present. Indexing goes back to 1983.

  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)  Tutorial
Provides abstracts and indexing to journals, books, book chapters, technical reports and dissertations in all areas of psychology. This database is produced by the American Psychological Association (APA). International in scope; coverage is from 1887 to the present.

  Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (ProQuest)
Indexes and abstracts academic journal and magazine articles, conference proceedings, books, and theses covering all aspects of the study of languages. Also includes works in languages other than English. Coverage extends back to the early 1970s.

 Other Useful Databases

  America: History and Life (EBSCO)
Indexes the literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes citations for journal and magazine articles, book reviews, and dissertations. Abstracts of journal articles are included together with selected full-text. Indexing goes back to 1964.

  Dissertations and Theses Global (ProQuest)
Provides citations, abstracts, and full text, when available, of dissertations and theses from 1743 to the present.

  Dissertations and Theses @ Villanova University (ProQuest)
Provides citations, abstracts, and full text, when available, of Villanova University dissertations and theses submitted to and published by ProQuest. Coverage goes back to 1969.

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.

  PAIS International (ProQuest)
Provides citations and abstracts for journal articles, books, government documents, conference papers, research reports, etc. in the areas of public affairs, public and social policy, and international relations. International in scope. Formerly known as the Public Affairs Information Service.

  Project Muse
Provides full-text access to books and journals in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

  PsycTHERAPY (American Psychological Association)  Tutorial
Offers streaming video with synchronized transcripts of psychotherapy demonstrations. Sessions are unscripted and feature professional therapists working with individuals, couples, and families. A wide variety of therapy techniques are featured.

  PubMed  Tutorial
Offers indexing of journal articles and books in all areas of biomedicine. Worldwide coverage with an emphasis on English-language peer-reviewed journals. Developed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) and currently maintained by the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

  Scopus (Elsevier)
Provides citations and abstracts to peer-reviewed journals, books, and conference proceedings in all major disciplines. Provides information on citing and cited references for each article.

  Social Sciences Full Text (EBSCO)
Indexes and abstracts journals in many social science fields. Provides full text access to selected titles from 1972 to the present.

  Times Higher Education (THE)  Access Instructions
Delivers international higher education news, data, opinions, job listings, university rankings, and more. The weekly digital edition of the magazine can be read online, printed or downloaded.

  Web of Science (Clarivate)  Tutorial
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.

 Counseling videos
Provides access to one hundred streaming training videos in the fields of counseling and psychotherapy. The majority of the videos show practitioners conducting therapy and demonstrating clinical skills, along with pre- and post-discussions. This collection also includes searchable, synchronized transcripts, the ability to create clips, and an instructor's manual for most videos. Search by keyword or subject, or browse by approach, therapeutic issue, expert, or population.

  PsycTHERAPY (American Psychological Association)  Tutorial
Offers streaming video with synchronized transcripts of psychotherapy demonstrations. Sessions are unscripted and feature professional therapists working with individuals, couples, and families. A wide variety of therapy techniques are featured.

  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.


  Falvey Library Catalog
The Library's catalog enables patrons to search & browse Falvey Library’s collection of books, journals, audio/video materials, electronic resources and more.

  WorldCat (FirstSearch)
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.


 Statistics & Data

  Budget History Tables -U.S. Dept. of Ed.
Shows President's budget requests and enacted appropriations for major Education Department programs from 1980-2016

  CDC Wonder
A single point of access to a wide variety of reports and statistics on public health in the US.
Data from the Census Bureau from 2010 through most recent releases, including the American Community Survey, the Decennial Census, and several other surveys conducted by the bureau. increases the ability of the public to easily find, download, and use datasets that are generated and held by the Federal Government. provides descriptions of the Federal datasets (metadata), information about how to access the datasets, and tools that leverage government datasets.

  ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan)  Access Instructions
Provides access to archived social science data and data-driven learning guides designed for the classroom. Includes information about data management and curation services available to member institutions. See Qualitative Data Repository for qualitative and multi-method data.

  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.

  PolicyMap  Tutorial
Offers a tool for mapping and analyzing U.S. national data on a wide variety of topics including education, income, employment, public health, crime, housing, transit, and more. Researchers can conduct demographic and socioeconomic analyses on a variety of geographic levels, from the national level to the neighborhood census block group as well as custom regions. Time series data covers 2000 to present.

  Social Explorer
Provides access to maps and tables of U.S. Census and American Community Survey data from 1790 through most recently released data. Also includes datasets on election, health, crime, religion, and environmental topics, as well as some international data (UK Census 2011; Canadian Census 2011; selected Eurostat data; and World Development Indicators from the World Bank.) Create a free personal account in order to save your work.

  State Higher Education Finance (SHEF)
Includes current SHEF FY report, data and downloads, project information and information about the data collection process.


 Citing Research