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Professional Development Collection Restricted Access Some full text available
Coverage: varies. Professional Development Collection provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports.

ERIC Restricted Access Some full text available
Coverage: 1966-present. The Educational Resource Information Center, containing citations and abstracts from educational and education-related journals and ERIC documents (on microfiche and online).

JSTOR Restricted Access Some full text available
Coverage: varies. Includes over one thousand leading academic journals as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work. Journals are always included from volume 1, issue 1 and include previous titles. For most JSTOR titles, the most recent years of publication are not covered.  If you want the most recent scholarship on a topic, you should probably try another database.  However, current issues for more than 150 journals are available on JSTOR as part of the Current Scholarship Program.

Academic Search Premier Restricted Access Some full text available
Coverage: 1975-present (with selected older titles). A multi-disciplinary database with significant full-text. Covers information in nearly every area of academic study. Indexes 4,600 journals (of which 3,900 are peer-reviewed)

LexisNexis Academic Restricted Access Some full text available
Coverage: varies, generally 1980s-- . A multi-disciplinary database, with especially strong news, business and legal material.

PsycInfo Restricted Access Some full text available
Coverage: 1887-present. Contains citations and summaries of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, all in psychology and related disciplines.

Humanities & Social Science Index Retrospective Restricted Access
Coverage: 1907-1984. Allows search of a wide range of important journals in the humanities and social sciences.

INSPEC Restricted Access
Coverage: 1969-present. A bibliographic database providing abstracts and indexing to the world`s scientific and technical literature.



Physical Education Index Restricted Access
Coverage: 1970-present. Features a wide variety of content, ranging from physical education curricula, to sports medicine, to dance. Other coverage includes sport law, kinesiology, motor learning, recreation, standardized fitness tests, sports equipment, business and marketing, coaching and training, and sport sociology/psychology.

Primary Search Restricted Access Some full text available
Coverage: 1990-present. Provides access to popular magazines for elementary school research, with all articles assigned a reading level indicator.
Encyclopedias
Encyclopedia of African American Education Restricted Access Some full text available
2009 ed.   The entries provide a comprehensive overview of educational institutions at every level, from preschool through graduate and professional training, with special attention to historically and predominantly Black colleges and universities. The encyclopedia follows the struggle of African Americans to achieve equality in education—beginning among an enslaved population and evolving into the present—as the efforts of many remarkable individuals furthered this cause through court decisions and legislation.

Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies Restricted Access Some full text available
2010 ed.  Provides a comprehensive introduction to the academic field of curriculum studies for the scholar, student, teacher, and administrator.

Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education Restricted Access Some full text available
Presents research and statistics, case studies, and best practices, policies, and programs at pre-and postsecondary levels regarding diversity issues, including race, ethnicity, social class, gender, sexual orientation (LGBT), religion, language, and exceptionality, which encompasses giftedness and disability.

Encyclopedia of Educational Reform and Dissent Restricted Access Some full text available
2010 ed.  Educational reform is a topic rich with ideas, rife with controversy, and vital in its outcome for school patrons, educators, and the nation as a whole.

Encyclopedia of Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent Restricted Access Some full text available
2009 ed.  These volumes review research findings on giftedness, talent, and creativity and their effect on education, training, science and the arts, government policy, and everyday life.

Encyclopedia of Education Law Restricted Access Some full text available
2009 ed.  This encyclopedia  is a compendium of information drawn from the various dimensions of education law that tells its story from a variety of perspectives. The Encyclopedia also includes selections from key legal documents such as the Constitution and federal statutes that serve as the primary sources for research on education law.

Encyclopedia of Law and Higher Education Restricted Access Some full text available
2010 ed.  A compendium of information that tells the story of law and higher education from a variety of perspectives. As many of the entries in this encyclopedia reflect, the editor and contributors have sought to place legal issues in perspective so that students of higher education and the law can inform policy makers and practitioners about the meaning and status of the law and also raise questions for future research as they seek to improve the quality of learning for all.

Encyclopedia of Research Design Restricted Access Some full text available
2010 ed.  Explains how to make decisions about research design, undertake research projects in an ethical manner, interpret and draw valid inferences from data, and evaluate experiment design strategies and results. Two additional features carry this encyclopedia far above other works in the field: bibliographic entries devoted to significant articles in the history of research design and reviews of contemporary tools, such as software and statistical procedures, used to analyze results.

Encyclopedia of the Social and Cultural Foundations of Education Restricted Access Some full text available
2008 ed.   A comprehensive introduction to the social and cultural foundations of education. With more than 400 entries, the three volumes of this indispensable resource offer a thorough and interdisciplinary view of the field for all those interested in issues involving schools and society.

Encyclopedia of Education Restricted Access Some full text available
2002 ed. Describes the enterprise of education both within the United States and throughout the world, offering a view of the institutions, people, processes, and products found in educational practice.

World Education Encyclopedia Restricted Access Some full text available
2001 ed. (2nd ed.) This country-by-country survey of educational systems provides detailed essays on the histories, legal foundations, and primary and secondary educational systems of 233 countries.
Newspapers
Chronicle of Higher Education Online Restricted Access Some full text available
Coverage: 1995-present. Published every weekday, this is a source of news, advice, and jobs for people in academe.
Data/Statistics
Data (World Bank) Unrestricted Access Some full text available
Recognizing that transparency and accountability are essential to development, the World Bank Group provides free access to its comprehensive set of data on living standards around the globe--some 2,000 indicators, including hundreds that go back 50 years. The data is available in Arabic, French, and Spanish in addition to English.

National Education Association Unrestricted Access
Current and projected statistics for public K-12 schools including the "Status of the American Public School Teacher" report.

Open Doors Online Unrestricted Access
Produced by the Institute of International Education, contains data on foreign students studying in the U.S. and U.S. students studying abroad.

Other US Data Unrestricted Access
For more US-centric data on a multitude of topics.

US Department of Education Unrestricted Access Some full text available
United States Department of Education website is full of materials on the state of education in the United States. This includes data, statistics, white papers, education policy, legislation, guidelines and best practices.

National Center for Education Statistics Unrestricted Access Some full text available
Current national and international education statistics. Also features an electronic catalog and search tool for NCES reports; users can browse the report and often download the files.

World Data on Education Unrestricted Access Some full text available
Educational profiles for about 110 countries that include literacy figures, government spending on education and enrollment ratios. Much of the material is taken from UNESCO's Statistical Yearbook and other government sources.

NSF Scientists and Engineers Statistical Data System (SESTAT) Unrestricted Access
 SESTAT is the Scientists and Engineers Statistical Data System. This integrated data system is a unique source of longitudinal information on the education and employment of the college-educated U.S. science and engineering workforce. These data are collected through three biennial surveys:
           The National Survey of College Graduates (NSCG)
           The National Survey of Recent College Graduates (NSRCG)
           The Survey of Doctorate Recipients (SDR)
The NSCG is the core of SESTAT providing data on the U.S. scientists and engineers (S&E) workforce with at least a bachelor's degree. The NSRCG supplements these data with the inflow of recent college graduates at the bachelor's and master's degree level. The SDR further supplements SESTAT with the stock and inflow of U.S.-degreed doctoral level scientists and engineers.


Citation Style Guide
Chicago Manual of Style Online Restricted Access Some full text available
15th ed. The complete contents of the Chicago Manual of Style.

Guide to APA citations Unrestricted Access Some full text available
Diana Hacker's guide to the APA style, including in-text citations and list of references.
Opinion Polls
Polling the Nations Restricted Access Some full text available
Coverage: 1986- present. A compilation of surveys conducted by over 1000 polling organizations in the United States and 100 other countries.

Public Opinion Polls Unrestricted Access Some full text available
Resources available to the Colgate community
Reviews
Professional Development Collection Restricted Access Some full text available
Coverage: varies. Professional Development Collection provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports.

ERIC Restricted Access Some full text available
Coverage: 1966-present. The Educational Resource Information Center, containing citations and abstracts from educational and education-related journals and ERIC documents (on microfiche and online).

Academic Search Premier Restricted Access Some full text available
Coverage: 1975-present (with selected older titles). A multi-disciplinary database with significant full-text. Covers information in nearly every area of academic study. Indexes 4,600 journals (of which 3,900 are peer-reviewed)

Education Review: a journal of book reviews Unrestricted Access
Coverage: 2002--. ER publishes reviews of recently published books in education. Reviews are written by education scholars and are typically 2,500 to 4,000 words long. Reviews may be browsed by topic, book author, book title, review author, or the date of publication of the book.

Education Index Case Ref L11 .E38 Unrestricted Access
Coverage: 1929/32-2007/08. Separate book review section begins volume 26, 1975/76. Previous volumes, use subject heading Book Reviews--Single Books.

Book Review Index Restricted Access
Coverage: 1965-present. Indexes reviews in magazines and scholarly journals.

Book Review Digest Case Ref Z1219.C95 Restricted Access
Coverage: 1905-2004/05.  Indexes and excerpts reviews of books written in English and published in the U.S. and Canada. More selective than Book Review Index. Arranged alphabetically by author; subject and title indexes. Search year of publication and the year following publication.


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