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This is a general research guide for the undergraduate and graduate programs (masters and doctoral) in the OSU School of Education. You'll find suggestions for locating books, articles, topical overviews, research tools, and factual information.
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Recommended Databases

  • ERIC (EBSCOhost)  Icon
    Index to research articles, government and independent reports and conference papers covering all areas of education at all levels.
    1966-present. Includes thesaurus searching, links to the OSU Libraries Online Catalog and full text document service (EDRS), where applicable (via the Locate Document button).
    1966-present. Links are provided for full text articles and documents.
    1966-present. Index and Abstracts plus links to the EDRS collection.

    Concurrent Users: unlimited
    Coverage Dates: 1966 - present
  • Educators Reference Complete  Icon
    Contains more than 1,100 periodicals and 200 reports from the U.S. Department of Education. A resource for any educator - from school teachers and administrators to those studying in the field at the collegiate and graduate level. Provides full-text results for nearly half of the journal titles found in ERIC.
    Coverage Dates: 1980 -
  • Education Research Complete  Icon
    Education Research Complete covers all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education, and testing. Education Research Complete provides indexing and abstracts for more than 1,500 journals, as well as full text for more than 750 journals, and includes full text for more than 100 books and monographs, and for numerous education-related conference papers.
    Coverage Dates: - Varies by title
  • PsycInfo (via PsycNET)  Icon
    Index to journal articles, series and books for all areas of psychology including animal, applied, clinical, developmental, educational, general, human experimental, general, physiological, social and sport psychology, and treatment and prevention.
    Abstracts and index: 1887-present
    Coverage Dates: 1887 - present
  • Professional Development Collection  Icon
    Provides a highly specialized collection of electronic information especially for professional educators. This collection offers information on everything from children's health and development to cutting-edge pedagogical theory and practice. The Professional Development Collection includes abstract and index coverage for over 545 well-known professional development titles, and searchable full text for nearly 460 journals covering the most current topics in the field of education.
    Abstracts, index and full text: 1984-present

    Concurrent Users: unlimited
    Coverage Dates: 1984 - present

Other Databases to Try

  • Academic Search Premier  Icon
    Academic Search Premier provides full text for nearly 4,600 scholarly publications, including full text for more than 3,500 peer-reviewed journals. Coverage spans virtually every area of academic study and offers information dating as far back as 1975. This database is updated daily on EBSCOhost.
    Full-text and abstract/index: 1975-present

    Concurrent Users: unlimited
    Coverage Dates: 1975 - present
  • Academic OneFile  Icon
    The premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. Extensive coverage of the sciences, technology, medicine, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects - authoritative and comprehensive. Millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions; updated daily.
    Coverage Dates: 1980 - present
  • Sociological Abstracts  Icon
    Index to articles from journals in sociology, social work and other social sciences.
    Abstracts and index: 1963-present
    Coverage Dates: 1963 - present
  • AGRICOLA (EBSCOhost)  Icon
    This database contains bibliographic records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library. Coverage for AGRICOLA dates back to 1970 and includes more than 2.5 million citations. The citations are comprised of journal articles, monographs, theses, patents, software, audiovisual materials, and technical reports related to agriculture. Links to over 300 journals in Academic Search Premier.
    Coverage Dates: 1970 - present

Ejournals in Education

This is a subject-based organization of journals available online.
These must be searched one journal title at a time, so this is not a very efficient way to search. Unless you are interested in searching one specific electronic journal, it is recommended that you use a periodical index/database to do your searching. This list is subject to change.


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