The following databases are frequently used to find articles and book chapters from the Education literature. The content of Education Research Complete and ERIC is primarily K-higher education research and professional trade articles. Academic Search Complete covers all disciplines (including Education) in less depth, but it also contains content from current popular media sources.
Background information on Education topics
The first two links here are databases that will help you to more fully understand a topic you are researching in terms of varying points of view in culture, politics, and the media. Your topic may or may not be covered in these databases, so give them a try, but move on to other sources if necessary.
The encyclopedias listed below will help to contextualize some very broad or very complicated issues in the field of Education research and practice.
- CQ Researcher
- Points of View
- Encyclopedia of African American Education ( SRO )
- Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies ( SRO )
- Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology ( SRO )
- Encyclopedia of Educational Reform and Dissent ( SRO )
- Encyclopedia of Giftedness, Creativity and Talent ( SRO )
- Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Foundations of Education ( SRO )
Educational Psychology and Testing
While both Education Research Complete and ERIC contain thousands of articles from the field of Educational Psychology, PsycInfo will cover the cognitive sciences more fully. If you are researching a psychological test used in education, you will likely find reviews of the test in Mental Measurements Yearbook and you might be be able to find a copy of the test in PsycTESTS.