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Academic Research Databases


ERIC (Education Resources Information Center -- ProQuest)
ERIC is the most comprehensive research database in the field of education and it can be used to find journal articles, educational research reports, curricula, dissertations, conference papers, and more.
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ERIC (Education Resources Information Center ED)
ERIC (Education Resources Information Center, Dept of Education) is the most comprehensive research database in the field of education.
RefWorks | Coverage: 1966 - Present | More info
Family & Society Studies Worldwide
Indexes journals, books, conference papers, government documents and research reports in the area of family studies.
RefWorks | Coverage: 1970 - Present | More info
Professional Collection
Provides access to over 300 fulltext journals aimed at the professional educator and spanning the disciplines.
RefWorks | Coverage: 1980 - Present | More info
Small collection of journals in the field of psychology that are published by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association, and Hogrefe & Huber.
RefWorks | Coverage: 1985 - Present | More info
One of the most-used and most comprehensive research resources in the field of psychology.
RefWorks | Coverage: 1840 - Present | More info
Sociological Abstracts
Provides access to the latest research in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences.
Location: Online and Print: MAC Index Coll.-Lower Level HM1 .S67 (v.1-v.49 1953-2001)
RefWorks | Coverage: 1952 - Present | More info


Academic Search Premier
Interdisciplinary resource with both popular, scholarly, and peer-reviewed articles and citations.
RefWorks | Coverage: 1975 - Present | More info
Although it does not provide access to the most recently published articles, JSTOR is a large archival collection of core scholarly journals in the major academic areas.
RefWorks | Coverage: Date Varies | More info
LexisNexis Academic
Extensive online archive of news from newspapers, magazines, legal resources, medical resources, and more - updated daily.
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Macalester WorldCat
Online catalog of materials owned by the library at Macalester College and libraries worldwide.
RefWorks | Coverage: Dates vary | More info
Project MUSE
Online archive of journals in the humanities and social sciences.
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Web of Science
Indexes information for more than 8,600 journals and other research materials covering disciplines in the sciences, arts and humanities, and social sciences.
RefWorks | Coverage: 1900 - Present | More info

Data and Statistics

Data Resources

Digest of Education Statistics
Provides statistics on American education from pre-K through graduate school.
RefWorks | Coverage: 1990 - present | More info
Statistical Insight
Comprehensive index to statistical information from Congressional Information Service, Inc.
RefWorks | Coverage: Current | More info

Reference Resources


Credo Reference
Use to 700 online reference books including encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri and books of quotations and proverbs from a variety of publishers.
RefWorks | Coverage: Present | More info
Encyclopaedia Britannica Online
Fulltext of the Encyclopaedia with links to Internet resources.
RefWorks | Coverage: Continuously updated | More info
Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood: In History and Society
A survey of the history of childhood from antiquity to the present.
Location: Online
RefWorks | Coverage: Published 2004 | More info
Encyclopedia of Education
Surveys the field of education around the world.
Location: Online
RefWorks | Coverage: Published 2003 | More info
Encyclopedia of the Social and Cultural Foundations of Education
This resource takes an interdisciplinary look at issues involving school and society.
RefWorks | Coverage: Date varies | More info
Oxford Reference Online
Resource of reference materials including about 100 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press.
RefWorks | Coverage: Current | More info
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