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Library Resource Guide for: EDUCATION

Individual Databases for Education

Academic Search Premier  full text icon  
Current; multidisciplinary full text database, designed for the academic community. Includes full text coverage for just under 4,700 journals, including 3,600 peer-reviewed journals.

CQ Researcher  full text icon  
1991-present; explores a single "hot" issue in the news in depth each week. Topics range from the environment, health, education and science, technology and social issues.

CQ Weekly  
1983-present; pre-eminent resource for Congress-watchers who need non-partisan information on Capitol Hill.

Education Statistics and Data (Brown University Library Research Guide)
Resources for state, national, and international education statistics and data.

ERIC  full text icon
1966-present; direct access to The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) database sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. ERIC is a digital library of free education-related sources of interest to educators, researchers, and the general public, and consists primarily of electronic bibliographic records describing journal and non-journal literature. The collection has been expanded to include full text of specific articles and other electronic resources such as audio and video materials. ERIC is also available via the EBSCO interface.

FRANCIS  
1984-present; through an international perspective, FRANCIS provides citations to interdisciplinary materials for the humanities and social sciences. Topics include: art, psychology, information science, archaeology, ethnology, geography, business management, history of science and technology, history and science of religion, linguistics, literature, philosophy, prehistory and protohistory, sociology, education and more. Citations include journal articles, conference papers, books, reports, and doctoral dissertations.

Historical Abstracts  
1954-present; article abstracts and citations of books and dissertations on the history of the world from 1450 to the present. Excludes the U. S. and Canada.

JSTOR  full text icon  
Provides image and full text online access to back issues of selected scholarly journals in history, economics, political science, demography, mathematics and other fields of the humanities and social sciences. Consult the online tables of contents for holdings, as coverage varies for each title.

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LexisNexis Academic  full text icon  
Current; said to be the world's largest full text, online database, containing more than a billion full text articles, citation abstracts, and documents. Emphasis is on current news and legal and business information. For help in getting started, see Introduction to LexisNexis Video Tutorial.

National Newspapers Expanded  full text icon  
The ProQuest Newspapers Database contains 25+ newspapers to which the Library subscribes. List of Newspaper Subscriptions.

Policy File  full text icon  
Current; indexes research and publications on public policy. Includes links to web resources.

Project Muse  full text icon  
Project Muse is a searchable database that provides access to the full text of journals published by Johns Hopkins University Press and other university presses in the humanities, social sciences, and mathematics. Consult the online tables of contents for holdings, as coverage varies for each title. As of 6/2004, includes links to JSTOR.

ProQuest Congressional  full text icon  
1789-present; formerly LexisNexis Congressional, these are retrospective collections of the publications of the U. S. Congress, including:
U.S. Congressional Hearings, 1824-2003
U.S. Congressional Serial Set, 1789-2003
U.S. Congressional Serial Set Maps
U.S. Congressional Record, 1789-1997
U.S. Congressional UnPubished Hearings, Part A and B
For help getting started, see Quick Start Guide for ProQuest Congressional Digital Research Collection.

PsycINFO  full text icon  
1887-present; international source for journal articles, dissertations, and books in psychology and related disciplines, such as sociology, linguistics, law, business, and anthropology.

Readers' Guide Retrospective  
1890-1982; contains comprehensive indexing of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and reflects the history of 20th century America. See Readers Guide Abstracts for 1982 to present.

Social Sciences Citation Index  
1900-present; source for information in all major social sciences disciplines. Useful for retrieving recent articles which cite a known earlier article.

SocINDEX with Full Text  full text icon  
1895-present; SocINDEX with Full Text is a comprehensive sociology research database. This product contains informative abstracts for more than 620 "core" coverage journals dating back to 1895. In addition, SocINDEX with Full Text provides data mined from more than 500 "priority" coverage journals as well as over 1,390 "selective" coverage journals. Includes extensive indexing for books, monographs, conference papers, and other sources. Searchable cited references are also provided. SocINDEX with Full Text offers coverage from all subdisciplines of sociology, including abortion, anthropology, criminology, criminal justice, cultural sociology, demography, economic development, ethnic & racial studies, gender studies, marriage & family, politics, religion, rural sociology, social psychology, social structure, social work, sociological theory, sociology of education, substance abuse, urban studies, violence, welfare, and many others.