Education & Psychology
Academic Search Premier is usually the first place a user should start when researching a topic for the first time. It covers all academic disciplines and includes the full text of more than 4,600 journals of which, 3,900 are peer-reviewed titles.
ArticleFirst is an OCLC product that can be accessed through this link or through WorldCat. ArticleFIrst is an index of over 27,000,000 article titles appearing in more than 16,000 publications. These articles are not necessarily available online but typically through interlibrary loan.
“CMMC incorporates the content of … journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study to create a research and reference resource. … CMMC offers cover-to-cover (“core”) indexing and abstracts for more than 570 journals, and selected (“priority”) coverage of nearly 200 more, for a combined coverage of more than 770 titles. Furthermore, this database includes full text for over 450 journals” (EbscoHost, 2011).
ECO is an index of over 4.2 million article titles appearing in more than 5,000 publications. Coverage extends back to the 1995 and includes all academic disciplines. Note that an index supplies only basic information such article title and author, the name of the publication in which the article appeared and publication date.
The full content of the Encyclopedia Britannica is searchable and online. Other tools included with this include interactive interfaces and links to related information appearing in periodicals and newspapers and refereed websites.
“Education Research Complete is the definitive online resource for education research. Topics covered include all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education, and testing. Education Research Complete provides indexing and abstracts for more than 2,100 journals, as well as full text for more than 1,200 journals, and includes full text for nearly 500 books and monographs” (EbscoHost, 2011)
“ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, contains more than 1.3 million records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966” (EbscoHost, 2011). Note that those items with an identifier beginning with an ED number are not peer-reviewed.
FDSYS is the new search engine for the Government Printing Office. It has many different collections to search from and most of the documentation is available entirely online for your convenience.
"This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas." (EbscoHost 2011)
“JSTOR includes journal content, primary sources, images, and more across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences” (JSTOR, 2011) Although most content found here is full text, researchers may also find links to articles that are not available online through Morningside College
LexisNexis Academic is a collection of databases sharing a common “Easy Search” interface. ‘Advanced’ searches may also be conducted from each database module. Researchers looking for news articles, legal resources country information and company information may wish to consider LexisNexis as a resource. All content is full text.
"Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975 … MasterFILE Premier also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags…” (EbscoHost, 2011).
“Newspaper Source Plus includes more than 860 full-text newspapers, providing more than 35 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 857,000 television and radio news transcripts (EbscoHost, 2011).
“The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world. ” (Oxford University Press, 2011).
Professional Development Collection provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports” (EbscoHost, 2011).
“PsycARTICLES, from the American Psychological Association (APA), is a definitive source of full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. The database contains over 150,000 articles from nearly 80 journals published by the APA … and from allied organizations including the Canadian Psychology Association… “ (EbscoHost, 2011).
“The PsycINFO , database, American Psychological Association’s (APA) renowned resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health” (EbscoHost, 2011). It contains over 3 million records and summaries dating as far back as the 1600s. When available, linking to the full text articles is included with each record. (EbscoHost, 2011).
TOPICsearch is a current events database that allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms including controversial opinions and viewpoints. TOPICsearch contains full text for over 60,000 articles from 399 diverse sources including international and regional newspapers, (EbscoHost, 2011).
Vocational & Career Collection is designed for vocational and technical libraries servicing high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public. This collection provides full text coverage for nearly 340 trade and industry-related periodicals.