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 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. 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. Social Services Abstracts (ProQuest)
ProQuest Social Services Abstracts provides bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development. The database abstracts and indexes over 1,600 serials publications and includes abstracts of journal articles and dissertations, and citations to book reviews. PsycINFO (ProQuest)
Indexes journals, dissertations and some books in the fields of personality psychology, social psychology, educational psychology and more.
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Other Useful Article Databases
Social Sciences Full Text (EBSCO)
Index to international, English language journals in psychology, sociology, anthropology, geography, economics, political science and law. Career and Technical Education (ProQuest)
Search vocational and technical periodicals covering all aspects of the Vo/Tech curriculum. Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective: 1907-1984 (EBSCO)
This is a bibliographic database that cites articles from English-language periodicals. Periodical coverage includes some of the best-known scholarly journals and numerous lesser-known but important specialized magazines. Coverage includes a wide range of interdisciplinary fields covered in a broad array of humanities and social sciences journals. JSTOR
A searchable and browsable archive of full-text core journals and books in the humanities, social sciences and mathematics. Dissertations and Theses Global (ProQuest)
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). Project Muse
Searchable collection of recent full-text humanities, social science and mathematics journals published by Johns Hopkins University Press. Ethnic NewsWatch (ProQuest)
A comprehensive full text database of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press. GenderWatch (ProQuest)
A full-text database that provides authoritative historical and current perspectives on the evolution of gender roles as they affect both men and women. GenderWatch supports gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) studies; family studies; gender studies, and women's studies with a unique interdisciplinary approach. Offers researchers with articles on wide-ranging topics like sexuality, religion, societal roles, feminism, masculinity, eating disorders, day care, and the workplace. PsycARTICLES (ProQuest)
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. 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. 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.
Encyclopedia of Educational Research Ref LB 15 .E48
4 vols. 6th ed. New York: Macmillan, 1992 Encyclopedia of Distance Learning
The Encyclopedia of Distance Learning offers the most comprehensive coverage of the issues, concepts, trends, and technologies of distance learning. Encyclopedia of Education
"Intended to provide a comprehensive description of the enterprise of education both within the United States and throughout the world." Approximately 900 articles offer a view of the institutions, people, processes, and products found in educational practice. Encyclopedia of Children, Adolescents, and the Media Encyclopedia of Human Development Encyclopedia of School Psychology 21 st Century Education Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership & Administration Encyclopedia of the Social and Cultural Foundations of Education
Provides a comprehensive background to issues involving schools and society. Includes a visual history from colonial times to the Civil Rights era. Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies Encyclopedia of Educational Reform and Dissent Encyclopedia of African American Education Encyclopedia of Bilingual Education Sage Handbook of Educational Leadership Encyclopedia of Substance Abuse, Prevention and Treatment Encyclopedia of Language and Education
A fully revised and updated edition, which includes two new volumes on language socialization and the ecology of language, provides a global coverage of language and education and an emphasis on multicultural and bilingual education. Each review is followed by a reference list. Encyclopedia of Distributed Learning
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.Dissertations and Theses Global (ProQuest)
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).Online education reference books
Provides a link to several titles such as World Education Encyclopedia, Encyclopedia of School Psychology, College Blue Book, 21st Century Education, Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Foundation of Education and more.
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.
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). Handbook of Tests and Measurement in Education and the Social Sciences
LB3051.L4543 2000 Compendium of neuropsychological tests: Administration, norms and commentary.
RC386.6.N48 S67 Handbook of Family Measurement Techniques
HQ728.T68 1990 ETS database
A searchable database for tests some of which can be downloaded for a fee. 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.
Chronicle of Higher Education
The online version of The Chronicle,
published every weekday, features the complete contents of the latest issue, providing news, advice and jobs for people in academe. Coverage includes the daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job listings; vibrant discussion forums; and career-building tools such as online CV management, and salary databases. Articles published since September 1989 are available.Philadelphia Inquirer
Contains the complete text of articles covered beginning with 1981. It DOES NOT include advertising, calendar listings, horoscopes, sports statistics, stock tables, weather, weddings, engagements and puzzles.Lexis Nexis Academic
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.
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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 two years. Includes classified ads, comics and cartoons, photos, maps, graphics, etc., editorials and commentary.
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
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.Learning Science
This portal for science students and teachers provides learning tools including simulations, visual lessons, imaging and interactive Web lessons.Pennsylvania 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.