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Education Databases

Use these databases to find journal articles and other research materials in education.  A subject guide to additional materials is also available.

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Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD)
The CLCD contains reviews of children’s books along with readability and interest level. Reviews are from over 34 sources, some of which include, BookList, Horn Book Magazine, and VOYA. This is a great resource to use when selecting children’s literature to use for a lesson plan or activity.

Education Full Text (1983 - Current)
Education Full Text indexes articles from education journals. This resource is helpful in locating articles on a wide range of educational topics. There are approximately 770 journals indexed, 440 of them are peer-reviewed.

Education Research Complete
Education Research Complete is a great tool for locating professional and scholarly research on a variety of educational topics. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 1,500 journals, as well as full text for more than 750 journals. This database uses an EBSCO interface.

ERIC (EBSCO) (1966 - Current)
ERIC is a useful database for finding educational information from lots of different sources (journals, magazines, books, conferences, and governmental agencies). It contains resources dating back to 1966 and is helpful when conducting historical research in education.
How to get ERIC Documents at Kent State University

Professional Development Collection
The Professional Development Collection is a wonderful database to use when looking for those “how-to” articles written by practicing teachers.
List of journals included.

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Academic Search Complete
Provides full text for more than 4,000 scholarly publications covering academic areas of study including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies. This database is updated daily.
List of journals included.

CINAHL Plus with Full-Text (1937 - Current)
Provides access to nursing and allied health literature and information, including such disciplines as physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, consumer health, alternative therapies, and health sciences librarianship. Updated monthly.

Electronic Journal Center (OhioLINK)
Full-text coverage of selected journals in the areas of arts, humanities, math, medicine, science, engineering, computer science, and social sciences. This link gives the current status of access to EJC titles. For some, links are provided through publishers' web sites.

Health Source (nursing/academic edition)
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition provides nearly 590 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Also featured are abstracts and indexing for over 627 journals. This database is updated on a daily basis.
List of journals included.

Collection of over 50 research databases including over 20 EBSCO databases, Britannica Online School Edition, Literature Online and more. Also access INFOhio's library catalog to over 2,000 K-12 schools and the INFOhio Medianet collection to over 130 digital videos. Please contact the education liaison librarian or email library@kent.edu for information about accessing the collection from off-site. Off-site access is available to College of Education students and faculty only.

JSTOR
JSTOR is an electronic archive of complete journal backruns, current to within 2 to 5 years. The collections include: Arts & Sciences I-VIII, Business Collection I-III, Ecology & Botany, General Science, and Language and Literature. For Kent State University, students and faculty now have access to 381 JSTOR journals representing over 2 million articles.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
The Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection covers more than 510 full text titles covering topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.
List of journals included.

PsycINFO - Current File (1967 - Current)
PsycINFO provides abstracts and citations to the scholarly literature in the behavioral sciences and mental health. The database includes material of relevance to psychologists and professionals in psychology and related fields such as psychiatry, management, business, education, social science, neuroscience, law, medicine, and social work. PsycINFO covers journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations, and technical reports. Journal coverage includes international material selected from more than 1900 periodicals written in over 24 languages. Current chapter and book coverage includes worldwide English-language material published from 1987-present. Over 60,000 references are added annually through weekly updates.

Something About the Author (1986 - Current)
This database provides illustrated biographical profiles of children's authors and illustrators.This is the online version of the more than 200 volume print edition.

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Citation Indexes (1980 - Current)
Three multidisciplinary "Web of Science" databases covering the journal literature in the areas of the arts and humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Updated weekly.
Tutorial

Dissertation Abstracts (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses) (1861 - Current)
Includes citations for dissertations dating from the first U.S. dissertation issued in 1861. Contains abstracts for dissertations from 1980 to the present and for master's theses from 1988 forward. The work of authors from over 1,000 North American graduate schools and European universities are also included. Titles published since 1997 are available in PDF digital format and have 24 page previews available.

Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HAPI) (1985 - Current)
Provides information about articles on questionnaires, interview schedules, checklists, index measures, coding schemes and manuals, rating scales and other measurement instruments in the fields of health, psychosocial sciences, organizational behavior, and library and information science.

ISI Web of Science (1980 - Current)
Three multidisciplinary "Web of Science" databases covering the journal literature in the areas of the arts and humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Updated weekly.
Tutorial

LexisNexis Academic
Contains the full-text of newspapers for the past 20 years, federal and state case law and legislative materials, law reviews, company news and financial information, medical and health information, general information sources and much more. Updates and coverage vary by section.

Mental Measurements Yearbook
Contains full-text information about and reviews of all English-language standardized tests covering educational skills, personality, vocational aptitude, psychology, and related areas as included in the printed Mental Measurements Yearbooks. *Note: This resource is now accessed as an EBSCO database, and as such is searched using the EBSCO user interface.

PapersFirst (1993 - Current)
Provides access to individual papers presented at conferences worldwide, covering every congress, symposium, exposition, workshop and meeting added to the The British Library Document Supply Centre's collection. Updated monthly.

ProceedingsFirst (1993 - Current)
Provides tables of contents of papers presented at conferences worldwide. Each record contains a list of the papers presented at one conference. ProceedingsFirst provides access to the British Library Document Supply Centre's collection of conference proceedings. Updated monthly.

Public Health (ProQuest) (1972 - Current)
ProQuest Public Health is a starting point for public health information and research. It indexes core public health literature with centralized access to over 800 publications with over 500 in full-text.

Vocational and Career Collection
Vocational & Career Collection is designed for vocational and technical libraries servicing high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and public libraries. The collection provides full text coverage for 350 trade and industry related periodicals.
List of journals included.

Web of Knowledge (1965 - Current)
Three multidisciplinary "Web of Science" databases covering selected journal literature and conference proceedings in the areas of the arts and humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Updated weekly.
Tutorial

Web of Science (1965 - Current)
Three multidisciplinary "Web of Science" databases covering selected journal literature and conference proceedings in the areas of the arts and humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Updated weekly.
Tutorial

WorldCat
Contains records to over 100 million items in most (if not all) subject areas. Materials may include books, computer data files and programs, films, journal and magazine titles, newspapers, manuscripts, musical scores, and more. Not included are individual articles, stories, or book chapters. Updated daily.

Primary & Secondary Education Databases

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Collection of over 50 research databases including over 20 EBSCO databases, Britannica Online School Edition, Literature Online and more. Also access INFOhio's library catalog to over 2,000 K-12 schools and the INFOhio Medianet collection to over 130 digital videos. Please contact the education liaison librarian or email library@kent.edu for information about accessing the collection from off-site. Off-site access is available to College of Education students and faculty only.

MAS Ultra (school edition)
Provides full text for 460 general interest and current events magazines for high school students in grades 9-12.
List of journals included.

Middle Search Plus
Provides full text for over 140 magazines covering general topics appropriate for middle and junior high school students in grades 6-8. This database now also includes the content from Encyclopedia of Animals.
List of journals included.

Primary Search
Provides full text for 50 children's magazines and over 100 children's pamphlets, designed for elementary school students in grades K-5. This database now also includes the content from Encyclopedia of Animals.
List of journals included.

Searchasaurus
A colorful, easy-to-use search interface for elementary and middle school students in grades K-8. Provides access to magazine articles, pictures, encyclopedias, and a dictionary through an animated interface with a dinosaur theme that encourages students to enhance and develop basic search methodologies. Lexile limiters allow searchers to specify the reading level of materials retrieved.This database now also includes the content from Encyclopedia of Animals.