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Education Databases

Top recommended databases

  • ERIC
    The Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) is a database funded by the U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences. ERIC indexes journal articles, books, research reviews, conference papers, technical reports, policy papers and other education-related materials.

  • Education Research Complete
    Education Research Complete offers one of the largest collections of full-text education journals. Topics include all levels of education and a variety of special topics such as curriculum instruction, administration, policy, funding, and social issues. In addition to the journal content some full text books, conference papers and other documents are available.

  • Primary Search
    Contains full text for more than 50 popular, elementary school magazines. Great for lesson plans!


  • SAGE Psychology & Education Collections
    The Psychology Collection includes 53 peer-reviewed journals published by SAGE and participating societies, encompassing over 25,297 articles.  The Education Collection includes 55 peer-reviewed journals published by SAGE and participating societies, encompassing over 17,342 articles. Together, these collections cover a wide range of subjects in these fields.

  • Teacher Reference Center
    A collection of over 250 journals and magazines for teachers and administrators. Includes topics relevant to educational practice such as policy, best practices, school administration, teacher education and pedagogical research. Please note that full text articles are NOT available in this database.

You may also want to consider:

  • Multidisciplinary databases
    Education is a topic that affects many aspects of scholarship, so good education resources may be found in our multidisciplinary databases such as:
  • Academic Search Complete
  • Omnifile Ful Text Select

  • Databases on related subjects
    Education research can also cross over with other disciplines. For example:
  • If you are interested in cognitive or developmental aspects of learning, our Child Development and Adolescent Studies databases is a great resource.
  • Check our Databases by Subject page to see if any other disciplines may be of interest to you

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