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
A comprehensive full-text research database, designed for education students, professionals and policymakers, with journals, periodicals, monographs, yearbooks, and many other sources covering all levels of education--from early childhood to higher education--as well as all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education and testing.
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.
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).