Best Bets for Journal Articles

Broadly Different aspects of Education

Professional Development Collection
Designed for professional educators, provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 600 full text journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles.

Teacher Reference Center
Indexing and abstracting database of 270+ popular teacher and administrator journals. Topics include assessment, best practices, continuing education, current pedagogical research, curriculum development, elementary education, higher education, instructional media, language arts, literacy standards, school administration, science & mathematics, and teacher education.

SPORTDiscus with Full Text
For access to the full text articles in physical education, health education, coaching, and related fields.

Information Science and Library Issues Collection
Access to articles related to Information professionals and other knowledge workers – from the research specialist to the information architect – will find appropriate and useful information in their areas of expertise, including such topics as information infrastructure, data processing techniques, metadata architectures, and more.

Social aspects

Ethnic Newswatch
Ethnic Newswatch is 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.
SocINDEX with Full Text
Comprehensive coverage of sociology and related areas of study: criminology & criminal justice, demography,ethnic & racial studies, gender studies, marriage & family, political sociology, religion, rural & urban sociology, social development, social psychology, social structure, social work, socio-cultural anthropology, sociological history, sociological research, sociological theory, substance abuse & other addictions and violence.
Bibliographic citations and some full-text for journal articles, books, and book chapters. Subjects include psychology and psychological aspects of related disciplines, such as medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, anthropology, business, and law. 1872-present.

General topics including and beyond education

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.  

Browse Journals

Peer-Reviewed Journals

A sample of peer-reviewed titles in elmentary education. The most recent year or two of some titles offered electronically may not be immediately available. For delivery of the the full content of those articles within 48 hours (on average), try ILLIAD.

Practitioner Journals

Practitioner journals are journals that are aimed at the classroom teacher. They place more emphasis on practical implications and less on research methodology​.  A sample of such journals:

Databases Geared for Younger Audiences

Kids Infobits
Contains over 100 age-appropriate magazines for grades K-5. Also includes Merriam-Webster's Elementary Dictionary, maps, flags, seals, charts and graphs.

MAS Ultra: School Edition
A general database created for a high school audience. It provides the full text of over 500 popular magazines as well as biographies and primary source documents. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). It also includes thousands of images, maps, and flags as well as reference books, including the Columbia Encyclopedia, the CIA World Fact Book, and World Almanac & Book of Facts.

New York State Standards and Regulations

See the Ithaca College Library Guide Common Core Learning Standards -- New York State

See also
P-12: Pre-kindergarten through Grade 12 Education 
From, resources, documents, news, grant information related to the public schools of New York State.
New York State Department of Education 
News, publications, and other resources from the New York State Department of Education.

Statistics Education 
A website developed by  US Department of Education to share data about its grant programs by publishing data sets about its grant programs and performance and other data that it collects on an ongoing basis.Included are tools to work with the data sets.
Statistical Literacy ( 
This site provides an overview on statistical literacy, with full text articles, discussions, book recommendations, and activities.
National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) 
Source for data, including surveys and topical reports, on education in the United States and other nations. Includes the Digest of Education Statistics.
ChildTrends Databank 
Information for the latest national trends and research on over 100 key indicators of child rnand youth well-being, including health, social & emotional development, education, and family.

Contact Us

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John Henderson

Social Sciences Librarian
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Special Web sites

WISE: Working to Improve Schools and Education An ongoing project created by the IC education department to provide access to information and resources about sociocultural and other important issues in education and teaching.

Project Look Sharp 
Project Look Sharp provides materials, training and support to help teachers prepare students for life in today's media saturated world. Project Look Sharp promotes the effective integration of media literacy and critical thinking into classroom curricula at all educational levels and instructional areas. Project Look Sharp also evaluates the effectiveness of school-based media literacy education.

T is for Thinking: the ICYouSee Guide to Critical Thinking about What You See on the Web. 
Created by an Ithaca College Librarian, a guide to evaluating Web sites and other resources used for research.

Website of the George Lucas Educational Foundation which features articles that relate to the successful integration of technology with teaching and learning. Topics covered: integrated studies, project learning, teacher development, social and emotional learning, and assessment.

The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk
​Generates and disseminates materials to support educators, researchers, policymakers, and families who strive to improve academic, behavioral, and social outcomes for all learners.

Teachers (Library of Congress) 
Access point for teachers to the Library of Congress' American Memory Collections. Provides activities, lesson plans, and suggestions for using the Library of Congress collections as part of the classroom curriculum.