|Academic Universe (LEXISNEXIS)
Basic source for legal information includes full text of state and federal legal cases, articles from law reviews and newspapers, federal and state codes. The section on Education Lawincludes: Selected Education law cases from the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeal, all U.S. Federal District Courts, and from the state courts of all fifty states and the District of Columbia.
Academic Search Complete is the world’s largest and most comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database with >5.3K full-text periodicals, including ~4.4K peer-reviewed journals. This database also offers indexing and abstracts for >9.3K journals and a total of 10.9K publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1865, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Updated daily.
EJS E-Journals provides article-level access for ~10K E-Journals available through EBSCO's Electronic Journal Service (EJS) with links directly to publishers' content.
ERIC (Educational Resource Information Center) includes bibliographic records (citations, abstracts, and other pertinent data) for >1.2MM items including journal articles, books, research syntheses, conference papers, technical reports, policy papers, and other education-related materials indexed from 1996 to date and full text of >2.2K digests with references and citations and abstracts from >1K educational and education-related journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index.
Humanities International Index is a comprehensive database covering journals, books and other important reference sources in the humanities providing cover-to-cover indexing and abstracting for >2K and contains >2MM records.
Legal Collection (1965-date) provides information centered on the legal and law-related disciplines such as criminal justice, international law, federal law, organized crime, medical, labor and human resource law, ethics, the environment and more from a collection of respected, scholarly peer-reviewed publications including full text for >250 of the world’s best law journals, documents, and case studies. Indexing and abstracts are provided for all journals in the collection and the majority of full text titles are available in native (searchable) PDF.
Professional Development Collection is the world’s most comprehensive collection of full text education journals with a highly specialized collection of ~550 high quality education journals, including >350 peer-reviewed titles and >200 educational reports.
PsychARTICLES (1894 to date) is a definitive source of full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology with >100K full-text articles from 59 journals including 48 journals published by the American Psychological Association (APA) and allied organizations.
PsycINFO (1887-date) contains ~2.3 MM citations and summaries of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, all in psychology and related disciplines with 97% of the covered material being peer-reviewed. Journal coverage (1887-date) includes international material selected from more than 2,100 periodicals in >25 languages.
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection is a comprehensive database providing ~550 full text publications, including >500 peer-reviewed journals. The database covers topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry and psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods. Indexing and abstracts are provided for all journals in the collection.
JSTOR is a collection of 322 full text journals, from the first issue of a title to the year 2000. Limit your search to the Education section before searching for articles.
Project Muse is a collection of 200+ full text journals, including The High School Journal and Journal of Higher Education.
ProQuest (including ProQuest Dissertations & Theses)
ProQuest contains ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT), and the Social Science Journals Database.
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database (PQDT) is the world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses and the database of record for graduate research, with >2.3MM dissertations and theses included from around the world. The database includes bibliographic citations for materials dating from the first U.S. dissertation, accepted in 1861, to those accepted as recently as last semester. Dissertations published since July 1980 includes a 350-word abstract written by the author. Master's theses published since 1988 include 150-word abstracts. The full text of >1 MM titles is available in paper and microform formats and >750K are available for download in PDF format. Bibliographic citations are available for dissertations dating from 1861, and >60K new citations are added to the database annually.
Social Science Journals database contains >100 titles dealing with education is all areas and specialties.
Web of Science
The Web of Science provides seamless access to current and retrospective multidisciplinary information from ~8.7K of the world's most prestigious, high impact research journals and citation indexes, including Science Citation Index ('45-date), Social Sciences Citation Index ('56-date), Arts & Humanities Citation Index ('75-date), and Current Chemical Reactions ('86-date). Web of Science also provides a unique search method, cited reference searching which permits users to navigate forward, backward, and through the literature, searching all disciplines and time spans to uncover all the information relevant to their research.
West publishes case law from the state and federal courts, case law digests, statutes, textbooks, treatises and other law-related materials. WESTLAW Campus includes American Jurisprudence 2d (a comprehensive encyclopedia of state and federal law); American Law Reports (has attorney-written articles analyzing case law on a particular legal issue); 50 states’ and federal cases; statutes from 50 states and federal statutes (U.S.C.A.); federal regulations published in the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations; law reviews and legal journals and other materials. Case law, statutes, regulations, and articles can be retrieved using their legal citations or searched using either a natural language or terms and connectors (Boolean logic) method.
Wilson OmniFile Full Text, Mega Edition is a multi-disciplinary database providing the complete content -- indexing, abstracts, and full text -- from 6 of Wilson's full-text databases: Education Full Text, General Science Full Text, Humanities Full Text, Readers' Guide Full Text, Social Sciences Full Text, and Wilson Business Full Text. Full-text articles from five additional periodical databases are also included when available: Applied Science & Technology Full Text, Art Full Text, Biological & Agricultural Index, Index to Legal Periodicals & Books, and Library Literature & Information Science Full Text. Indexing begins in 1982, abstracts in 1984, and full-text coverage in 1994. Each database has its own start dates for indexing, abstracting, and full text; start dates for full-text rights to individual journals vary within a database.
Selected Education and Special Education Web Sites
Education Commission of the States
The Education Commission of the States provides information concerning educational policies of individual states. It reports on "current and emerging issues, trends and innovations in state education policy" at early learning, K-12, and post-secondary levels.
Education Web Sites
Includes links to the following (selected) topics: Education and Special Needs, Education Lesson Plans, Education Search Engines, Educational Testing, Research in Education, Teaching Tips, and Technology Enhanced Lesson Plans.
A commercially produced site with a wealth of information. Good resources including lesson plans, professional development, and reviews of other websites.
GEM: The Gateway to Educational Materials Catalog
The Gateway to Educational Materials Catalog contains detailed descriptions of over 40K educational resources found on various federal, state, university, non-profit, and commercial Internet sites.
LD OnLine.org is the world's leading web site on learning disabilities and ADHD, serving >250K parents, teachers, and other professionals each month. LD OnLine seeks to help children and adults reach their full potential by providing accurate and up-to-date information and advice about learning disabilities and ADHD.
A free and open resource designed primarily for faculty and students of higher education. Links to online learning materials are collected, along with annotations such as peer reviews and assignments.
National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES)
From the U.S. Dept. of Education--primary source of data related to education in the U.S. and other nations.
National Forum (http://www.nationalforum.com/) - A family of scholarly, refereed, peer reviewed, professional journals on the leading edge of academic excellence.
Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)
Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities ages birth through 21 by providing leadership and financial support to assist states and local districts.
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