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Education Databases

Recommended Databases

Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD)

Provides reviews of children’s and young adult literature (Pre-K through 12), as well as books for education professionals. Identifies awards, honors, prizes, best book lists, and state reading lists associated with a title. Lists measurement parameters of reading measurement programs such as Accelerated Reader, Degrees of Reading Power, and Reading Counts.

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Education Full Text

(Indexing & Abstracting, 1982-; earliest Full Text from 1996.) Provides citations, abstracts, and selected full text from a broad range of publications in education at all levels, preschool through higher education.

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The Education Resource Information Center (ERIC) provides access to scholarly educational literature and to ERIC Documents. This resource from the U.S. Dept. of Education contains over 1.4 million records for article citations and abstracts from education journals, together with links to many thousands of full-text documents (books, papers, reports, and more) from ERIC back to 1966. ERIC actively indexes more than 1,100 journals (90% peer-reviewed).

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Mental Measurements Yearbook

The Mental Measurements Yearbook (MMY) includes timely, consumer-oriented reviews of psychological tests and measures. Typical MMY test entries include descriptive information, two professional reviews, and reviewer references. To be reviewed in the MMY a test must be commercially available, be published in the English language, and be new, revised, or widely used since it last appeared in the MMY series.

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Teacher Reference Center

Teacher Reference Center provides indexing and abstracts for nearly 300 peer-reviewed journals. Topics covered include Best Practices, Curriculum Development, Literacy Standards, Pedagogical Research, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Science & Mathematics, School Administration, and more.

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K-12 Resources

Primary Search

Primary Search®, designed specifically for elementary school libraries, contains full text for more than 80 popular elementary school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Additionally, Primary Search includes the Encyclopedia of Animals™, and features Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, providing students with easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids. The database also provides access to thousands of relevant photos, maps, and flags.

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Middle Search® Plus

Middle Search® Plus contains full text for more than 150 popular middle school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Additionally, this database contains primary source documents including Essential Documents in American History, reference books including the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia; New Oxford American Dictionary, 2nd Edition; Encyclopedia of Animals™; and thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags.

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MAS Ultra – School Edition

This comprehensive database, designed specifically for high school libraries, contains full text for nearly 500 popular high school magazines in all curriculum areas, including America’s Civil War, American Heritage, American History, Archaeology, Astronomy, Bioscience, Careers & Colleges, Civil War Times, Congressional Digest, Discover, History Today, Nation, National Review, New Republic, New Scientist, Popular Science, Science News, Scientific American, Smithsonian, World War II, etc.

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This abstracting and indexing database is devoted to peer-reviewed literature in the behavioral sciences and mental health. Content, selected by the American Psychological Association (APA), includes more than 3.4 million records for peer-reviewed journals, books, and dissertations. It features a tests and measures field to help locate specific tests.

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Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)

This multidisciplinary resource provides access to full-text, academic journals covering the major areas of academic research. It contains more than 13,600 indexed and abstracted journals and full-text for over 4,700 journals.
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