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Educational Theory Resources   Tags: education  

Your one stop place for all education research at Drake Library
Last Updated: Feb 6, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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I need to find articles for a paper.

Search three databases at once:
(Education Source, ERIC & PsycINFO)


  • Education Source  
    Covers all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education, and testing.
  • ERIC (Ebsco platform)  
    Provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. NOTE: Many PDFs were taken offline. See the box at the right to request them, or use ILL.
  • PsycINFO  
    Good for behavior, motivation and other psychology related topics.
  • Academic Search Complete  
    Multi-disciplinary full text database containing nearly 4,500 journals.
  • JSTOR  
    Provides historical access to many periodicals. Most current 3-5 years not generally accessible.
  • ScienceDirect  
    This database contains a lot of information on the science of education. Note: This database is not provided by EBSCO, but you can still construct powerful keyword searches.

Can you help me organize my research?

  1. Look for the Sign In link in the blue bar at the top of any EBSCOhost database.
  2. Add searches and individual articles to your folder.
  3. Access saved content from anywhere!
  4. Learn more

How do I find a whole journal run?

Finding entire journals are different than finding one article. To do this, you need to use the link below and then navigate to the Education.  Click on one of the subsets to get more specific.


There's no PDF. What's that big yellow button?

Don't give up when you see the  Search for Full-text button button.

You may be able to view the article in another database or find it in a print journal in the library.

Otherwise, use Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery, and we will get the article for you.

Visit this page for more detailed information.

Can you walk me through finding articles?

  • What is a database? (Video)
    This short video gives a good overview of what a database is (in an Australian accent).
  • Finding Articles
    Use this tutorial to help you find articles if you aren't sure where to start.
  • Article Look up by Citation
    Have the citation? Plug in what you know about the article and this tool will search our databases for a full text electronic copy.
  • Generating Keywords
    This tool from UT Austin will help you plan your search strategies before you begin using databases.
  • Scholarly vs. Popular
    This tutorial will help you learn what is a scholarly article.

Why can't I get an ERIC Document?

From ERIC:
In early August we discovered that sensitive personally identifiable information appeared in some full text documents contained in the ERIC collection. Specifically, social security numbers and other highly sensitive information were found in multiple documents and in a way that could not easily be isolated. For that reason, we had to temporarily disable access to many full text documents.

You can request them online by following these directions.

To request a document through ILL, please fill out this form:

Drake Memorial Library • The College at Brockport • 350 New Campus Drive • Brockport, NY 14420 • (585) 395-2143 •


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