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Last Updated: Jul 29, 2013 URL: Print Guide
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    • Academic Search Complete
      • 4,500+ general and academic journals, including education
      • coverage from 1985+
      • mostly full-text
    • ERIC
      • the primary index for journal articles and reports in education
      • use the Thesaurus to help choose search terms
      • abstracts-only
      • coverage from 1966+
    • JSTOR
    • MAS Ultra - School Edition
      • designed specifically for high school libraries
      • indexes 600+ popular general interest and current events publications
      • all articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles)
      • coverage from 1985+
      • full-text
    • Primary Search
      • indexes 60+ popular magazines for elementary school research
      • all articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles)
      • coverage from 1990+
      • full-text
    • Project MUSE
      • 250+ scholarly journals, including education
      • coverage from 1983+
      • mostly full-text
    • Teacher Reference Center
      • indexes 280+ teacher and administrator trade journals
      • mainly abstracts; some links to full-text
    • U.S. Department of Education Web Site
      • information selected especially for parents, teachers, students, and administrators
      • press releases, photos, audio clips, and video all in one place—Press Room.
      • information centers for financial aid, grants and contracts, policy, programs, and research and statistics
    • Wilson Omnifile Full Text Mega
      • 3,500+ general and academic journals, including education
      • two components: OmniFile Full Text Mega and Humanities & Social Sci Retro
      • OmniFile Full Text Mega: indexing begins in 1982, abstracts in 1984, and full-text in 1994
      • Humanities & Social Sci Retro: index only, 1907-1984
      • 1,750 journals are full-text


    Dissertation Abstracts

    • indexes all doctoral dissertations in the U.S., including drama
    • abstracts
    • coverage from 1861+
    • order from Interlibrary Loan


    • most distinguished database of books in the world
    • searches over 52 million records held by OCLC libraries worldwide
    • over 400 languages represented

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