EDUC 20000 Education and Society

Periodical Databases

Principle Education Databases
  • ERIC (Ebsco interface)
    Bibliographic citations, abstracts, and some full-text for journal articles, research and technical reports, conference papers and proceedings, program descriptions, teaching guides, and lesson plans covering  all areas and levels of education.
  • ProQuest Education Database
    ProQuest Education Database covers hundreds of topics related to  primary, secondary, higher, special, and alternative education.
  • JSTOR
    JSTOR provides access to academic journals and primary sources in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.

Social aspects
  • SocINDEX with Full Text 
    Comprehensive coverage of sociology and related social sciences, so extremely valuable for topics in the areas of criminal justice, ethnic & racial studies, gender studies, marriage & family, politics, religion, rural & urban studies, substance abuse, and violence.
  • Ethnic Newswatch
    A full-text collection of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press. Contents include African American, Arab and Middle Eastern, Asian American, European, Jewish, and Native American publications, including the Spanish-language press.
  • Diversity Studies Collection 
    Covers a diversity of diversity topics related to social science, history and liberal arts. This collection explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in our global community.
  • PsycINFO 
    In addition to educational psychology topics, the database could be useful for social aspects of education. 

General periodical databases
  • Academic Search Premier
    Multi-disciplinary database which includes a large collection of peer-reviewed journals in many areas of academic study including: archaeology, area studies, astronomy, biology, chemistry, ethnic & multicultural studies, law, mathematics, music, physics, psychology, religion & theology, women's studies, and other fields.  Coverage varies, but begins in the 1990s for most journals.
  • Google Scholar
    Different from regular Google, GoogleScholar can be used to search for peer-reviewed articles and papers from broad areas of research. Supports cited reference searching. Includes recent or unpublished work that hasn't yet been indexed in other databases. Citations will link to the full-text resource provided by the IC Library, when available.   
 

Statistical Sources

National Center for Educational Statistics.
  • Fast Facts
    Summaries of the most frequently requested education statistics. See the rest of the NCES website for more.
Census Bureau.
  • American Fact Finder
  • Community data by city, county or zipcode.
  • American Community Survey
    A nationwide survey designed to "provide communities a fresh look at how they are changing." It collects information such as age, race, income, commute time to work, home value, veteran status, and other important data.

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