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"The Australian Education Index is a comprehensive collection of educational research documents relating to educational trends, policy, and practices. The database is produced by the Cunningham Library at the Australian Council for Educational Research and is Australia's largest source of education information. Coverage includes trends and practices in teaching, learning and educational management. Coverage: 1977 - current "
1975+ "The British Education Index provides information on research, policy and practice in education and training in the UK. Strengths include aspects of educational policy and administration, evaluation and assessment, technology and special educational needs. It covers all aspects of education from preschool to higher education. Sources include education and training journals, mostly published in the UK, plus books, reports, series and conference papers. International material as well as Internet documents are included."
For each journal listed Cabell's includes publishing information such as Content, Review Process, Publication Information, Manuscript Specifications, and Guidelines.
"an extensive array of information about children's books, video and audio recordings, film strips, and other children-focused media."
Contains over 11,400 college catalogs in complete cover-to-cover original page format including 2-year, 4-year, graduate and professional schools; extensive files beginning 1994, but some catalogs archived as far back as 1991.
"The EdITLib Digital Library is your source for peer-reviewed and published articles and papers on the latest research, developments, and applications related to all aspects of Educational Technology and E-Learning." Stanford users now have full access to it.
Indexes and abstracts articles of English-language periodicals and books on education from 1983 on. Abstracting coverage begins with January 1994. Full-text coverage begins in January 1996 and is available for over half the 600 journals indexed.
Indexes articles on education from English-language periodicals from 1929 to 1983.
Stanford-affiliated patrons have "unrestricted access to all of the premium content on, including full issues of Education Week, 25 years of archives, The Daily News, and the Education Counts database."
Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) from the US Department of Education. Bibliographic database of educational resources including articles, reports, and curriculum. This link goes to the Proquest version of ERIC. ERIC is also available from EBSCOhost, OCLC FirstSearch, and the U.S. Department of Education (open to all).
IGI Global's portal to ebooks in the field of educational technology allows Stanford patrons to download chapters and/or entire books to read on a variety of computers and mobile devices.
"MathEduc (formerly MATHDI) is the only international reference database offering a world-wide overview of current and recent literature on mathematics education. This ranges from didactics in mathematics to text books and teaching material. MathEduc also covers education in computer science on the elementary level."
"The NZET database is funded by the Ministry of Education, through the Iterative Best Evidence Synthesis (BES) Programme."
Teachers College Record Books Reviews (2006+)

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Index to business and management literature with much full text, including the Wall Street Journal for 1984+.
Indexes and abstracts articles in a wide variety of subjects, providing full text for nearly 4,500 journals, including full text for more than 3,600 peer-reviewed titles.
Access to more than two million records, including South Africa studies and African studies and a number of other multi-disciplinary databases. Coverage is from the nineteenth century to present-day and is updated quarterly
"full text database of the newspapers, magazines and journals from alternative and independent presses. This interdisciplinary resource provides a valuable source of viewpoints and perspectives to complement and challenge mainstream media coverage."
Indexes and abstracts articles in history, both about the U.S. and Canada.
"APS Online spans over 1,500 titles and 7 million pages of content, from the first American magazines, published in 1741, to the World War II period-200 years of American history as recorded in magazines, journals, and newspapers." This includes fulltext of early education journals such as the American Annals of Education and the American Journal of Education.
Provides extensive worldwide indexing of journal articles, reports, etc. in the fields of social, cultural, physical, biological, and linguistic anthropology, ethnology, archaeology, folklore, material culture, and interdisciplinary studies.
Archive of Americana includes Early American Imprints with all sorts of early schoolbooks and other works that touch on education, historical newspapers and historical government documents.
"The ATLA Religion Database is a comprehensive database designed to support religious and theological scholarship in graduate education and faculty research."
Provides citations to articles in western-language periodicals and some books pertaining to East, Southeast, and South Asia. Covers 1971 to the present.
Indexes works from the sixteenth century to the present, including monographs, essays, journal articles, dissertations and U.S. and Canadian government publications. Areas covered include native American topics and issues, including education, anthropology, psychology, political science, sociology, and legal and medical research.
"Bibliography of Native North Americans (BNNA) is a bibliographic database covering all aspects of native North American culture, history, and life. This resource covers a wide range of topics including archaeology, multicultural relations, gaming, governance, legend, and literacy. BNNA contains more than 141,000 citations for books, essays, journal articles, and government documents of the United States and Canada. Dates of coverage for included content range from the sixteenth century to the present."
Provides full text for over 10,000 scholarly business journals and other sources, including full text for more than 1,150 peer-reviewed business publications.
Indexes literature on the Mexican American experience, but also includes the broad Latino experience of Puerto Rican Cuban and Central American immigrants.
A comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs. It publishes a wide range of scholarship from 1991 on that includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from non-governmental organizations, foundation-funded research projects, and proceedings from conferences.
CollegeSource Online
Contains full text of reports, articles, and newsletters on issues affecting women.
Online access to the CQ Weekly (1983 to present), Researcher (1923 to present), the Congressional Collection and the Voting and Elections Collection can be accessed via the CQ Electronic Library. These resources provide valuable research information, including data and secondary analysis, related to U.S. Congressional and Election activity.
Ph. D. dissertations and selected masters theses with abstracts from 1861 to the present. Formerly known as Dissertation Abstracts. Stanford faculty, students and staff have access to full text of nearly all Stanford dissertations published since 1989.
Indexes, with some abstracts, the world's economic literature--over 300 major economic journals and collective volumes.
Full text articles from newspapers and periodicals published by the ethnic, minority and native press in the U.S. Coverage is from 1960 to date.
Indexes and abstracts over 1,000 journals, books, conference papers, government reports, etc. in the area of family studies.
Full text collection of journals, magazines, newsletters, regional publications, books, booklets and pamphlets, conference proceedings and governmental NGO and special reports devoted to women's and gender issues. Contains materials dating back to the 1970's.
Contains records describing books, book chapters, articles, and conference papers published in the field of Latin American studies. Coverage includes relevant books as well as over 800 social science and 550 humanities journals and volumes of conference proceedings. Most records include abstracts with evaluations
Over 265,000 journal article citations about Central America, South America, the Caribbean, Mexico, Brazil, and Hispanics/Latinos in the United States.
Indexes and abstracts articles in history for the world except the U.S. and Canada.
Contains bibliographic information from an international selection of publications (including over 2600 journals and books, book reviews, and book chapters) in the fields of economics, political science, sociology, and anthropology.
"The Index Islamicus database indexes literature on Islam, the Middle East and the Muslim world." "Material cited in the Index Islamicus includes not only work written about the Middle East, but also about the other main Muslim areas of Asia and Africa, plus Muslim minorities elsewhere. Over 3,000 journals are monitored for inclusion in the database, together with conference proceedings, monographs, multi-authored works and book reviews. Journals and books are indexed down to the article and chapter level."
"Index to Jewish Periodicals is the definitive index on Jewish history, activity and thought. This database provides a comprehensive guide to English-language articles, book reviews, and feature stories in more than 220 journals devoted to Jewish affairs. Index to Jewish Periodicals is intended for students of Jewish thought and others interested in contemporary Jewish and Middle Eastern affairs. Journal coverage dates back as far as 1988."
"The IDS Information Department supports a large and diverse international community through its family of Knowledge Services and knowledge sharing and consultancy work. While each service has a distinct approach, audience and focus, they all share one goal: to help development research and knowledge reach those who can use it to reduce poverty and injustice."
Provides image and full-text online access to back issues of selected scholarly journals in history, economics, political science, demography, mathematics and other fields of the humanities and social sciences. Consult the online tables of contents for holdings, as coverage varies for each title.
Full text of news, business, and law information.
LexisNexis Congressional allows you to explore Congress in action with the most comprehensive online resource available for congressional publications and legislative research.
"A resource for literature regarding gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues. Contains indexing and abstracts for more than 80 GLBT-specific core periodicals."
Abstracts and indexes the international literature in linguistics and related disciplines in the language sciences.
"MetaLib is a federated search engine that searches multiple U.S. Federal government databases, retrieving reports, articles, and citations while providing direct links to selected resources available online." Includes the Environmental Protection Agency and related agencies, as well as education resources such as ERIC.
The most important index to journals, books and dissertations in literature and language. Produced by the Modern Language Association.
The OECD's online library of statistical databases, books, and periodicals.
Indexes selected books, government documents, and periodical articles on contemporary public issues and the making of public policy.
"The Philosopher's Index is a bibliographic database with informative, author-written abstracts covering scholarly research in all areas of philosophy. The literature covered goes back to 1940 and includes journal articles, books, book chapters such as contributions to an anthology, and book reviews."
"The PILOTS bibliographic database, covering the Published International Literature On Traumatic Stress....[includes] citations to all literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health sequelae of traumatic events, without disciplinary, linguistic, or geographical limitations, and to offer both current and retrospective coverage."
Provides online access to abstracts and full-text articles on public policy research and analysis from think tanks, university research programs, research organizations and publishers
Provides full text access to articles from journals published by APA and allied organizations since 1988. Covers general psychology and specialized basic, applied, clinical, and theoretical research in psychology.
Contains citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, and technical reports in the field of psychology and psychological aspects of related disciplines.
"a repository for the full text of psychological tests and measures as well as a rich source of structured information about the tests."
Searchable database of full text journals published in South Africa in the areas of social sciences and humanities.
Scopus is billed as "...the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources with smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research." Its coverage is broadest in the sciences, but it also indexes resources in psychology, social sciences, and technology.
"CSA Social Services Abstracts provides bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development. The database abstracts and indexes over 1,300+ serials publications and includes abstracts of journal articles and dissertations, and citations to book reviews."
Abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences.
Data Portal to all of the major statistical sources from the United Nations and UN Specialized Agencies. Freely available.
Includes documents of the General Conference and the Executive Board, main and working series documents, documents of meetings organized by Unesco, field mission reports, documents of Unesco institutes and Regional Offices as well as Unesco publications.
The electronic repository for official documents published by the United Nations. Comprehensive, though not complete, coverage of all types of publicly-available UN documentation starting in the early to mid-1990s.
Provides access to the Science Citation Index expanded from 1900 to the present , Social Sciences Citation Index from 1956 to the present, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index from 1975 to the present.
Indexes the core disciplines in Women’s Studies to the latest scholarship in feminist research. Nearly 800 essential sources include: journals, newspapers, newsletters, bulletins, books, book chapters, proceedings, reports, theses, dissertations, NGO studies, important websites & web documents, and grey literature.
Contains over 1,200 World Bank titles, searchable by keywords, title, and author
from the World Bank. See also their EdStats.
Provides citations, abstracts, and indexing of the international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, and public administration/policy


British Library for Development Studies catalog. "Europe's largest research collection on economic and social change in developing countries."
The European Library provides the services of a physical library and the opportunity to benefit from a virtual environment in 20 languages. This website allows to search through the resources of 30 of the 47 national libraries involved in The European Library. Resources can be both digital or bibliographical (books, posters, maps, sound recordings, videos, etc.).
Stanford University's Legacy Library Catalog
WorldCat is a worldwide union catalog created and maintained collectively by more than 9,000 member institutions.