Database List

The following 22 databases are best for: Education

See our Education Research Guide for more information on researching this subject.

Core Education Databases

Education Full Text

Education Research Complete

ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)

Education Journals


All Education Databases

Child Development and Adolescent Studies    
Current and historical literature related to growth and development of children through the age of 21.
  • Coverage Range: 1927-present
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Education Full Text    
A comprehensive index to journal articles and books on education from preschool through college and beyond. Full text from 1996 to the present; indexing (citations only) going back to 1983. See also the ERIC database for more education sources.
  • Coverage Range: 1983 to present
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO (WilsonWeb)
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Education Journals    
Provides access to hundreds of educational publications, most available in full text. Covers all levels of education, and also topics such as home schooling, adult education, and special education.
  • Coverage Range: 1988-current
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Proquest

 
Education Research Complete    
Includes all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education, and testing. Also covers areas of curriculum instruction as well as administration, policy, funding, and related social issues.
  • Coverage Range: 1970s to present
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Education Source    
Education Source is designed to meet the needs of education students, professionals and policy makers. The extensive collection includes full text for more than 1,700 journals, 550 books and monographs, education-related conference papers, citations for over 4 million articles including book reviews. Coverage in Education Source spans all levels of education from early childhood to higher education and also includes educational specialties such as multilingual education, health education and testing.
  • Coverage Range: 1929 to present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Ebsco
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
ERIC (Education Resource Information Center)    
The largest index for topics in education and many related fields (child development, psychology, libraries, etc.) Includes articles, reports, government documents, and unpublished sources not indexed elsewhere. See also the database Education Abstracts.
  • Coverage Range: 1966 to present
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO (WilsonWeb)
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Ethnic News Watch    
Covers news, culture and history from publications of the ethnic, minority, and native press.
  • Coverage Range: 1990 to present
  • Mostly Full-Text
  • Vendor: ProQuest

 
Health & Psychosocial Instruments (HaPI)    
A comprehensive bibliographic database providing information about behavioral measurement instruments. Information in the database is abstracted from hundreds of leading journals covering health sciences and psychosocial sciences. Additionally, instruments from Industrial/Organizational Behavior and Education are included. Records provide citation information for questionnaires, interview schedules, vignettes/scenarios, coding schemes, rating and other scales, checklists, indexes, tests, projective techniques, and more. Use the citation to identify the source document which may contain the full-text of an instrument. Some instruments will only be available for a fee from the developer.
  • Coverage Range: 19th century to present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: Ebsco
  • 1 Simultaneous User

 
Humanities and Social Sciences Retrospective    
A citation-only database that includes articles from English-language periodicals on such subjects as Anthropology, Archaeology, Area Studies, Art, Classical Studies, Community Health & Medical Care, Criminal Justice, Dance, Economics, Environmental Studies, Ethics, Family Studies, Film, Gender Studies, Geography, History, International Relations, Journalism, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychiatry, Psychology, Religion, and Sociology. Articles in this database were published between 1907 and 1984. Use the library's "Get It!" button to obtain materials with no direct full-text link.
  • Coverage Range: 1907 to 1984
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: EBSCO (WilsonWeb)
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research)    
Maintains and provides access to a vast archive of social science data from around the world for research and instruction, and offers training in quantitative methods to facilitate effective data use. You must create a My Data account, or log in with a Google or Facebook ID to download data.
  • Coverage Range: 1850 to present
  • Mostly Full-Text
  • Vendor: University of Michigan

 
International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS)    
Bibliographic references to journal articles and books, reviews and selected chapters dating back to 1951. Offers broad international coverage. Many journal articles indexed have abstracts; some have full text.
  • Coverage Range: 1951-current
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: Proquest

 
Library Literature & Information Science Full Text    
Indexes selected library and information science journals, books, conference proceedings, theses, and pamphlets. Also a good source for book reviews in all fields.
  • Coverage Range: Indexing 1984+, Abstracting 1984+, “select” Full Text 1994+
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO (WilsonWeb)
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full-Text (LISTA)    
Covers topics such as librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, and information management. Indexes more than 600 periodicals, plus books, research reports, and proceedings.
  • Coverage Range: Varied, 1960 to present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)    
Index with abstracts of international literature in linguistics and related disciplines, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Most complete coverage of descriptive, historical, comparative, theoretical and geographical linguistics. Includes abstracts of journal articles, books, book chapters, and dissertations, and citations to book reviews.
  • Coverage Range: 1973-current
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: Proquest

 
Making of America (Cornell University)    
Making of America (MOA), a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. This site provides access to 267 monograph volumes and over 100,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints.
  • Coverage Range: 1850 to present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Cornell University

 
Making of America (U. of Michigan)    
Making of America (MoA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology.
  • Coverage Range: see description
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: University of Michigan

 
Social Science Journals    
Includes a variety of scientific journals covering social science topics, including addiction studies, urban studies, family studies, and international relations.
  • Coverage Range: 
  • Mostly Full-Text
  • Vendor: Proquest

 
Social Sciences Full Text    
Covers English-language periodicals, published in the Unites States or internationally, in sociology, anthropology, psychology, geography, economics, political science, and law. Indexes material from 1983-present, includes abstracts for material 1984-present and contains some full-text for 1994 to present.
  • Coverage Range: Indexing 1983+, Abstracting 1984+ and “select” Full Text 1994+
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO (WilsonWeb)
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Social Sciences Premium Collection    
A combination of 14 databases with international coverage of the social sciences, sociology, linguistics, education, criminal justice, political science and related topics. Databases in the collection are: Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (ASSIA), 1987-current; ERIC, 1966-current; International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS), 1951-current; Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA), 1973-current; PAIS International, 1914-current; PILOTS: Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress, 1871-current; Criminal Justice, 1981-current; Education Journals, 1988-current; Political Science, 1985-current; Social Science Journals; Sociology, 1985-current; Social Services Abstracts, 1979-current; Sociological Abstracts, 1952-current; Worldwide Political Science Abstracts, 1975-current.
  • Coverage Range: 
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: Proquest

 
Social Services Abstracts    
Bibliographic coverage of research social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development. Contains abstracts of journal articles and dissertations, and citations to book reviews. See also the Sociology database, which provides full text to some titles indexed here.
  • Coverage Range: 1979-current
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: Proquest

 
Sociology    
Covers journals in sociology and social work and has full text of some titles indexed in Sociological Abstracts and Social Services Abstracts.
  • Coverage Range: 1985-current
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Proquest

 
Sociology Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (ASSIA)    
Covers health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations and education. Contains records from over 500 journals published in 16 different countries, including the UK and US.
  • Coverage Range: 1987-current
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: Proquest