Librarian: Jennifer Garrett

These article databases index journals, newsletters, books, documents, conference proceedings and dissertations related to education. Each database has a very different focus and scope, so please read the descriptions carefully to find the right database for your search. A proper search on most topics will include the use of multiple databases.

To obtain articles, please consult the Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Journal Articles.

To learn more about article databases, watch Article Databases in 5 Minutes.

Video Tutorials
ERIC The primary database for the education discipline. (1966-Present)

Finding Peer Reviewed Research in ERIC- Basic Search Strategies: (6 min)
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Become an ERIC Power User! Advanced Search Strategies: (4:30 min)
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More Power User Tips! Descriptors and the ERIC Thesaurus: (4:47 min)
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Other Key Databases

Academic Search Complete A multi-disciplinary database which has some education titles not included in ERIC.
Business Source Complete A good database for topics such as training and development, human resource development, online learning, and instructional design.
Dissertations & Theses (Proquest) Citations and abstracts of doctoral dissertations at all U.S. accredited institutions and some Masters' theses and foreign dissertations.
Mental Measurements Yearbook This resource provides basic information (date of publication, publisher information, etc.) as well as full-text reviews of many tests.
PsycInfo (EBSCO) A psychology database which contains both practictioner and scholarly journals. A helpful resource for educational psychology.
Sociological Abstracts Sociology and related disciplines.
The Web of Science Includes Social Sciences Citation Index. A useful resource that can track bibliographies and citation patterns in the social sciences.