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Education, Professional Development Databases

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Academic Search Complete TUTORIAL - A comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary database that offers indexing and abstracts for 13,710 journals and a total of 845 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. Featuring full text for 7,963 academic journals, 970 magazines, and 165 trade publications, this scholarly collection offers unmatched coverage of information spanning a broad range of important areas of academic study including: anthropology, astronomy, biology, chemistry, civil engineering, engineering, ethnic & multicultural studies, geology, law, materials science, mathematics, music, pharmaceutical sciences, physics, psychology, religion & theology, veterinary science, women's studies, zoology, and many other fields.

Directory of Open Access Journals - Provides indexing, abstracting, and full text access for selected international scholarly journals in many subject areas, including agriculture and food science, biology, chemistry, health science, languages and literature, mathematics, physics, engineering, the arts, business, environmental science, history, law, political science, philosophy, religion, and social science.

ERIC TUTORIAL - Provides access to education literature and resources from journals included in the "Current Index of Journals in Education" and "Resources in Education Index." The database contains more than 1.4 million records and links to more than 337,000 full-text documents from ERIC.

Learning Express Library TUTORIAL - Access various resources that will help you succeed in obtaining your goals. Each of the Learning Centers offers practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want - at school, at work, or in life. Looking to find a job? Look at Job & Career Accelerator for a successful job search.

Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts with Full Text - LISTA provides full text for 207 academic journals, 29 trade publications, 90 magazines, 30 books, and 115 conference proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s.

MasterFILE Premier TUTORIAL - Contains full text for 1,676 periodicals covering general subject areas: arts and entertainment, business, education, general science, health, history, literature, multicultural issues, science and technology, and social science, and much more. This database also contains full text for 480 reference books, 1,063 biographies, 203 country fact sheets, 79 country reports, 5 databases, 71 educational reports, 128 essays, 5 government documents, 25 health reports, 4 law, 9 newspapers, 100 pamphlets, 139 speeches, 2 state fact sheets, and an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps and flags.

Primary Search - Provides full text articles for 86 popular, elementary magazines for elementary school research, as far back as 1990. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Additionally, Primary Search includes the "Encyclopedia of Animals", and features "Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia", providing students with easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids. The database also provides the "American Heritage Children's Dictionary", 3rd Edition from Houghton Mifflin, and an Image Collection.

Professional Development Collection TUTORIAL - Provides a highly specialized collection of 753 high quality education journals, of which 486 are full-text, including 317 peer-reviewed titles. Also contains 229 educational reports and 1 database (American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition).

TeacherReference Center TUTORIAL - Provides indexing and abstracts for 280 periodicals. In addition, 96% of journals indexed in TRC are peer-reviewed. 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. NO FULL TEXT ARTICLES

Vocational and Career Collection TUTORIAL - Provides full text coverage for 43 academic journals, 119 magazines, and 175 trade and industry-related periodicals.

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