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Key Education Databases
Databases often offer the added value of Subject headings.
May have to use language to limit to a specific population e.g. undergraduate OR college OR university. Often education literature spans from elementary to higher ed. ERIC does include a "higher education" filter.
Education Source (EBSCO)
Includes full text for more than 1,700 journals, 550 books and monographs, education-related conference papers, citations for over four million articles including book reviews and over 100,000 controlled and cross-referenced names of educational tests.
Education: A SAGE Full-Text Collection
1968 - present. Full-text of peer-reviewed journals on education topics including diversity, teaching methods, leadership, and testing.
ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) (ProQuest)
1966 - present. Covers all areas of education, including adult, urban, rural, vocational, elementary, early childhood, handicapped, gifted, and higher education. Includes citations and abstracts to journal articles (EJ) and documents (ED) in education.
ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) (EBSCO)
1966 - present. Provides access to citations and abstracts to journal articles (EJ) and documents (ED) in education via EBSCO.
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A&I
1861 - present. Lists most U.S. dissertations, and many dissertations and master's theses from Canada, Great Britain and continental Europe. Abstracts included 1980-present. Includes full text for all UC dissertations, at no charge, 1997 - present. British and Continental European dissertations covered 1988 - present. Masters theses listed selectively from 1988.
It is common for freely accessible websites to include or point to possible resources.
Sample Search in Google: "office hours" improve site:.edu
Terms such as pedagogy, effective, "teaching and learning", methodology, "best practices", strategy may get you to resources that are not merely about an instructional need but rather address strategies for approaching it.
Other Databases & Catalogs
Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)
A multidisciplinary database with full text content in the arts, social sciences, humanities and sciences.
A search engine providing access to both freely available and subscription based resources including articles, theses, books, preprints, abstracts, conference proceedings and technical .
1806 - present. The PsycINFO database contains citations to articles in over 1,300 professional journals, conference proceedings, books, , and dissertations in psychology and related disciplines. Most citations include abstracts.
Taylor & Francis online journals
Provides online access to journals published by Taylor & Francis,with over 3,200 titles covering a wide array of subject areas.
Web of Science
Provides access to multiple science and social science databases: Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1975 - present), Social Sciences Citation Index (1956 - present), Science Citation Index (1900 - present), Conference Proceedings Citation Index-Science (1990 - present), and Conference Proceedings Citation Index-Social Science & Humanities (1990 - present). Also includes Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI).
Melvyl @ UC Merced
Search Melvyl for books, articles and more from all UC campuses and beyond. Results will display according to best match (relevance). The UC Merced Library filter allows users to narrow to local content.