EDUC 23900 Educating Students with Special Needs in Diverse Classrooms

Best Bets for Finding Journal Articles

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.
Psychology and Behavior
  • PsycINFO 
    In addition to educational psychology topics, the database could be useful for social aspects of education. 
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.

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 Includes recent or unpublished work that hasn't yet been indexed in other databases.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.