Gates Memorial Library

Education, Professional Development Databases

Catalog | Databases by Subject Area

Academic Search Complete (TUTORIAL) - A comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary database that offers indexing and abstracts for 13,797 journals and a total of 862 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. Featuring full text for 7,871 academic journals, 963 magazines, and 163 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.

Digest of Education Statistics - Provides access to statistics compiled by the National Center for Education Statistics from 1990 to the present.

Directory of Open Access Journals - Provides indexing, abstracting, and full text access for over 9,900 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.

Educational Administration Abstracts - Contains bibliographic records covering areas related to educational administration, including educational leadership, educational management, educational research, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. This index contains more than 190,000 records, which are carefully selected from the most important sources within the discipline. The full archive of this index provides coverage back to 1966.

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 more than 490 academic journals, 51 trade publications, 212 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 to 1975. NO FULL TEXT ARTICLES.

MasterFILE Premier (TUTORIAL) - Contains full text for 1,657 periodicals covering general subject areas: arts and entertainment, business, education, general science, health, history, literature, multicultural issues, science and technology, social science, and much more. This database also contains full text for 469 reference books, 1,062 biographies, 203 country fact sheets, 117 country reports, 5 databases, 71 educational reports, 4 government documents, 25 health reports, 4 law documents, 5 newspapers, 100 pamphlets, 155 speeches, 139 state/provincial 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 752 high quality education journals, of which 484 are full text, including 314 peer-reviewed titles. Also contains 229 educational reports and 1 database (American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition).

Teacher Reference Center (TUTORIAL) - Includes full text from 32 academic journals, 37 magazines, 38 newspapers, and 178 books about Texas history, ethnic and cultural diversity, gender studies, literature, public health, business, home and garden, and sports and leisure. This database contains biographies portraying famous historical and contemporary Texans, such as George Herbert Walker Bush, Lady Bird Johnson, Dan Moody, Susanna Dickinson, and Sam Houston. Newspapers providing Texas and national news coverage are also included.

Vocational and Career Collection (TUTORIAL) - Provides full text coverage for 43 academic journals, 120 magazines, and 173 trade and industry-related periodicals.

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