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Education Databases

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Primarily Education Databases
  • Some FullText, Citations
    • ERIC, Several Vendors
      This WSU Library page provides links to different vendors of the ERIC database. The ERIC (Educational Resource Information Center) database has references to journals and documents in Education from 1966 to the present, and the version from the federal government has the full text of ERIC documents from 1993 to the present.
    • Physical Education Index
      Coverage from 1970. These abstracts feature a wide variety of content, ranging from physical education curricula, to sports medicine, to dance. Other coverage includes sport law, kinesiology, motor learning, recreation, standardized fitness tests, sports equipment, business and marketing, coaching and training, sport sociology/psychology, and health education and physical therapy.
  • All FullText
    • Professional Collection
      Designed for the educator, this database has full text for education journals across a variety of fields such as child and adolescent psychology, drug and alcohol abuse, learning disabilities, sports/athletic training etc. Updated daily.
    • From the Gym to the Jury
      Full text of the newsletter from 2000. Deals with physical education and education law. WSU access only.
    • Science Online
      Excellent science resources for the school classroom. Provided by Facts on File, supplies diagrams, biographies, definitions, timelines and essays on science topics.
Other Databases Strong in Education
  • Academic Search Premier
    Broad database with both Academic and general periodicals articles. Many fulltext, though some citation only. Provided by Electronic Library for Minnesota.
  • InfoTrac
    This suite of databases includes sources for K-12 age patrons. ISI's Junior InfoTrac, Kid's InfoTrac, Student InfoTrac, Educator's Reference Complete, Student Resource Center Gold and a few others are available here. Coverage from about 1985 to the present.
  • ScienceDirect
    This database has all scholarly articles, mostly from sciences, though some social sciences. Citations from 1980 to present. Some full text starting in 1993, more full text from 1997 to the present.
    JSTOR allows Winona State full-text access to back issues over one hundred core scholarly journals, across a variety of disciplines. In the case of some journals, the run of back issues extends back to the 19th-Century. To prevent publishers from losing revenue, JSTOR uses what is called a "moving wall," which means it will always maintain a 2 to 5 year gap from its most recent holding to the present. It is possible to search JSTOR holdings, or to simply browse the journals by subject area.
  • Project Muse
    Full-text journals from Johns Hopkins University Press, emphasizing humanities and social sciences. Provided by ELM: Electronic Library for Minnesota
  • FirstSearch Complete
    Over 60 different databases available covering all areas of study. Includes: Dissertation Abstracts International, AHSearch, Humanities Index, Index to Legal Periodicals, and others. NOTE: You must have a password to enter. See the Reference Librarian about access.
  • PsycInfo
    PsycINFO provides access to international literature in psychology and related disciplines. Has articles on Neurology.
  • Sociological Abstracts
    Accesses research articles on sociology. (and some coverage of Dissertation Abstracts International).
  • Abstracts in Social Gerontology
    Abstracts in Social Gerontology includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to social gerontology, including the psychology of aging, elder abuse, society and the elderly, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.
  • Ingenta
    Broad, up to date table of contents index to over 25,000 periodicals, with some back to 1988. There are a few titles for which Winona State has the full text, but mostly not. No "Find it! at WSU" button available.
  • WorldCat
    The combined catalog from over 72,000 libraries, including the Library of Congress through FirstSearch.
Educational Leadership
  • Educational Administration Abstracts (Ebscohost)
    Educational Administration Abstracts includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to educational administration, including educational leadership, educational management, educational research, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.
  • Lexis-Nexis Legal Research
    LexisNexis Academic Universe has a strong legal collection. From the home screen, click on the left hand icon that says "US Legal" or the one that says "International Legal." From there, one can select a specific database to search. U.S. collections include federal and state case law, federal and state statutes, law review articles, and Shepard's. International collections include cases and legislation from Canada, Europe, and other nations.
  • Westlaw
    Full text of Westlaw Legal databases.

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