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A database is an organized collection of information, data, or citations stored in electronic format. Since each database includes a different set of journals, magazines, newspapers, and other resources, searching more than one database can help you to find additional information.
Full text journal articles in education published after 1996. Limited to 20 simultaneous users.
Education Full Text indexes, abstracts and supplies the full text of articles from education-related English-language periodicals and yearbooks published in the United States and elsewhere. English-language books relating to education published in 1996 or later are also indexed. Abstracts are available for items published 1994-1996. Subjects include: Adult Education, Arts, Athletics, Comparative Education, Competency-based Education, Computers in Education, Continuing Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Education, Government Funding, Higher Education, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Library Science, Literacy Standards, Multicultural/Ethnic Education, Parent-Teacher Relations, Prayer in Public Schools, Preschool Education, Religious Education, School Administration, Science and Mathematics, Secondary Education, Special Education, Student Counseling, Teacher Education, Teacher Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Vocational Education
Scholarly and popular journal articles, book chapters, and reports from the field of education.
Update frequency: monthly
Use ERIC to search abstracts of journal articles, book chapters, and reports from the field of education. Subject indexing allows you to zero in on all the articles relevant to your topic. ERIC digests offer overviews of significant scholarship on a topic.
citations 1861-; abstracts 1980-; full text 1997-
Full text of most dissertations produced after 1997; citations and abstracts for others.
Update frequency: Updated quarterly
ProQuest Dissertations and Theses contains over 1.5 million entries, providing citations to North American and European dissertations from 1861 forward, with abstracts from 1980 forward. It also provides citations and abstracts for theses from 1988 forward. Full text of UNLV theses and dissertations available from 1996 to the present. Full text from all other institutions available from 1997 to the present.
An archive of more than 700 important scholarly journals covering business, ecology, education, ethnic studies, history, literature, mathematics, music, philosophy, political science, and sociology with content ending 3-5 years ago
JSTOR digitally archives more than 700 scholarly journals. Subjects include African-American studies, anthropology, Asian studies, business, ecology, economics, education, finance, history, literature, mathematics, music, philosophy, political science, and more.
The American Psychological Association's international psychology database indexes journal articles, books and dissertations.
Update frequency: Updated monthly
PsycINFO, from the American Psychological Association (APA), contains nearly 2.3 million citations and summaries of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, all in psychology and related disciplines, dating as far back as the 1800s. 97 percent of the covered material is peer-reviewed. The database also includes information about the psychological aspects of related fields such as medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, anthropology, business, law and others.
PsycTESTs is a research database that provides access to psychological tests, measures, scales, surveys, and other assessments as well as descriptive information about the test and its development and administration.
Use the following Citation Indexes to see which articles have cited one another.
You can also request a scanned copy of any article or chapter we have in print through your ILLiad account.
RefWorks offers a way to collect, manage and organize research papers and documents. I highly recommend that you set up an account to help with organizing sources and creating bibliographies. You can read annotate, organize, and cite your research as well as collaborate with friends and colleagues by sharing collections.
The UNLV Libraries has an extensive library guide about RefWorks:Learn more here
Place quotation marks around words to search for an exact phrase, e.g., "high school" (works in many databases and Google)
And or Not connector between concepts
“Or” connector between synonyms
Field Limiters, e.g., dates, type of document
Truncation or Wildcard (e.g., child* to search for all terms beginning with child, e.g. child, children, childcare)
Use the controlled vocabulary (human assigned main topics --Thesaurus)
Free-text or keyword searching (computer mediated, no human intervention)
Proximity searching, e.g., first year n3 retention (finds results in which first year is found within 3 words of retention)
Using Google Scholar
A note about Google Scholar . . . Although Google Scholar contains many resources, it does not have many options to narrow down your results. Also, never purchase articles via Google Scholar. Many are available for free through the UNLV Libraries or via Interlibrary Loan.
For help connecting to UNLV Libraries' resources through Google Scholar see the following.