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Education information tools by TYPE of Information


NEWS: The latest news on health-related topics can be found using various indexes on our News Resources page.

FACTS/DEFINITIONS: You can locate reliable facts, summaries of topics from dictionaries and encyclopedias, and background information about topics using resources such as CREDO on our Facts/Definitions page.

TESTING:  Health and Psychosocial Instruments. Reviews of test instruments.


journal and connect to full text materials using:

Academic Search Complete.  Multidisciplinary database of full-text articles from scholarly journals, magazines, government documents and other sources. Best for basic coverage of most topics.

Education Research Complete.  The most comprehensive database of education full-text articles from scholarly journals, magazines, government documents and other sources.

  • Provides deep coverage of education topics across many more journals than above.
  • Consider using the Advanced Search options to limit articles by treatment type (case study, poetry review, etc.).

ERIC.  A significant source of un-published but reviewed education full-text materials, as well as articles from core education scholarly journals, magazines, government documents and other sources. Important supplement for deep coverage of education topics.

Professional Development Collection.  A database of journal articles and other materials related to the continuing education of educators.  An important supplement for deep coverage of continuing education topics.

Scopus. Discover citations (with some full text) of articles in science, medicine, technology, and the social sciences. Includes tracking by citation, and identifying high impact articles for interdisciplinary researchers.

Google Scholar provides free searching of keywords and authors across a wide a selection of academic journals.

For more comprehensive searching in other disciplines, see the full list of subject tools listed on our Databases page.


Expert opinions can be found in books as well. See our local book catalog for searching. You may want to expand your search to the I-Share state-wide catalog (using the drop-down option on the top right) or our electronic book page.

DATA: Data can be found using the resources found on our Statistics, our Background Information, and our Handling Information and Data pages. SimplyAnalytics (was SimplyMap) contains United States census data, business data, and business points that can be manipulated and mapped. You can rank locations based on variables, create demographic analyses, and map variables to the county or sometimes the census Block.  If you sign in as a guest, you won’t need to create an account. Accounts are needed only to save search parameters and data results. (Information and help video page.)

MULTIMEDIA (images, videoes, etc):




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