This resource guide provides suggestions for databases to use, periodicals to monitor, and organizations and books to be aware of for students of higher education. Please contact your librarian if you would like help with library research.
Databases for Locating Information on Higher Education
Education Full Text is a bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts articles of at least one column in length from English-language periodicals and yearbooks published in the United States and elsewhere.
Limited to 5-8 simultaneous users. Use is restricted to students, faculty and staff of the University of Alabama.
Searchable and browsable database of dissertations and theses from around the world, 1743 to present. Offers full text for works added since 1997, along with selected full text for works written before 1997. Contains a significant amount of new international dissertations and theses both in citations and in full text, ranging from 1861 to those accepted last semester. Dissertations from 1980 forward and master's theses from 1988 forward include abstracts.
Abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources from publishers across the sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences and arts & humanities.
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The Social Sciences Citation Index is a multidisciplinary database, with searchable author abstracts,covering the journal literature of the social sciences. It indexes journals spanning 50 disciplines, as well as covering individually selected, relevant items from the world's leading scientific and technical journals. Coverage: 1900-present.
Web of Science (formerly Web of Knowledge) offers a wide range of interdisciplinary content. Also included: prominent journals and conference proceedings, Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1985-present); Science Citation Index (1955-present); and Social Sciences Citation Index (1900-present).