Articles & Databases
Getting Your Sources
The library’s research databases enable you to find articles, electronic books, reports, images, and more.
The content of these databases varies:
- Some of the materials are full-text, but some are not.
- Some are scholarly whereas some are popular.
- Some databases cover multiple topics while others focus on a specific area of study.
Below, you will find a list of recommended databases for Education.
Instantly Search Education Databases
Most of the databases available at NWOSU are from the company EBSCO. From here, you can search four of the most relevant databases on EBSCOhost.
We have access to three of JSTOR’s largest collections. If you need articles from outside these collections, you can log into your JSTOR account to read six free articles a month.
Although not necessarily an exhaustive list, the following databases are relevant to the subject of Education:
- Academic Search Complete
Academic Search Complete is the world’s most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multidisciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals.
- Bibliography of Native North Americans
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.
- Directory of Open Access Journals
DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high-quality open-access, peer-reviewed journals.
JSTOR is a digital library for scholars, researchers, and students.We subscribe to three multidisciplinary collections through JSTOR. Select See more info to learn about these collections.
- Retraction Watch
Tracking retractions as a window into the scientific process.Retraction Watch is an open-access database of peer-reviewed articles that have been retracted, or about which concern has been formally expressed. Database entries contain citation information, the article’s current status, and the reasons why the article has been retracted or is considered questionable.
- Education Source
Education Source is designed to meet the needs of education students, professionals, and policymakers.
ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education, is an online resource to education literature and research.
- Professional Development Collection
Professional Development Collection, designed for professional educators, provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high-quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles.
- Mometrix eLibrary
Put simply, our Mometrix eLibrary delivers the most comprehensive list of study guides and practice questions on the market, all at your fingertips. Mometrix eLibrary is a cloud-based web application that gives your organization access to our entire database of test preparation materials.
- APA PsycArticles
APA PsycArticles from the American Psychological Association (APA) is a definitive source of full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology.
- Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports, and proceedings.
- Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print
Produced by the Buros Center for Testing at the University of Nebraska, the Mental Measurements Yearbook (MMY) provides users with a comprehensive guide to thousands of contemporary testing instruments.
- Project MUSE Open Access
Project MUSE offers complete, full-text versions of scholarly journals and books from many of the world’s leading university presses and scholarly societies.
- Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection is a comprehensive database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.
- SocINDEX with Full Text
SocINDEX with Full Text is the world’s most comprehensive and highest-quality sociology research database.
- Sociological Collection
The Sociological Collection is a comprehensive database covering information in all areas of sociology, including social behavior, human tendencies, interaction, relationships, community development, culture and social structure.
News & Current Events
- MasterFILE Premier
MasterFILE Premier contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues, and much more.
- Newspaper Source Plus
Newspaper Source Plus includes more than 860 full-text newspapers, providing more than 35 million full-text articles.
EBSCO’s Newswires provides near real-time access to top world-wide news from Associated Press, United Press International, PR Newswire, Xinhua, CNN Wire, and Business Wire on a continuous basis.
This current-events database allows researchers to explore social, political, and economic issues, scientific discoveries, and other popular topics discussed in today’s classrooms.
- Web News
EBSCO’s Web News provides near real-time access to thousands of top news feeds from around the globe.
eBooks & Reference Works
- Directory of Open Access Books
The primary aim of DOAB is to increase discoverability of Open Access books.The directory links to thousands of full-text, peer-reviewed books from hundreds of publishers.
- eBook Academic Collection
This multidisciplinary collection includes thousands of eBooks covering a large selection of academic subjects and features eBooks from leading publishers and university presses.
- eBook Collection
Search and view the full text of eBooks.
- Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
For students and adults alike, the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia database indexes over 25,000 records, covering an array of topics.
- Gale eBooks
Gale eBooks is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
- MasterFILE Reference eBook Collection
This eBook reference collection offers a rich selection of eBook titles covering a broad range of general reference subjects.
- Oxford English Dictionary Online
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.
Theses & Dissertations
- EBSCO Open Dissertations
EBSCO Open Dissertations now includes the content from American Doctoral Dissertations. It is a free database with records for more than 1.2 million electronic theses and dissertations from around the world.
- Open Access Theses and Dissertations
OATD.org aims to be the best possible resource for finding open-access graduate theses and dissertations published around the world.
The Oklahoma Digital Prairie includes several reasearch databases aimed at students elementary through high school.
- MAS Complete
Designed specifically for high-school libraries, this database contains full text for more than 540 popular high-school magazines.
- Middle Search Plus
Middle Search Plus provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle-school magazines.
- Primary Search
Primary Search, designed specifically for elementary-school libraries and public-library children’s rooms, contains full text for more than 70 popular elementary-school magazines.
Our nonfiction eBooks include collections aimed at students elementary through high school.
- Book Collection: Nonfiction Elementary School Edition
Book Collection Nonfiction: Elementary School Edition is a rich research database for school and public libraries. A cross-curricular database, it provides content representing a wide spectrum of works, including popular series from top book publishers.
- Book Collection: Nonfiction High School Edition
Book Collection Nonfiction: High School Edition is a rich research database for school and public libraries. A cross-curricular database, it provides content representing a wide spectrum of works, including popular series from top book publishers.
- Book Collection: Nonfiction Middle School Edition
Book Collection Nonfiction: Middle School Edition is a rich research database for school and public libraries. A cross-curricular database, it provides content representing a wide spectrum of works, including popular series from top book publishers.
- MAS Reference eBook Collection
This eBook reference collection offers a rich selection of eBook titles covering a broad range of general reference subjects for high-school students.
- Middle Search Reference eBook Collection
This eBook reference collection offers a rich selection of eBook titles covering a broad range of general reference subjects for middle-school students. Topics include social studies, math, history, language arts, technology, geography, culture, and science.
- Primary Search Reference eBook Collection
This eBook reference collection offers a rich selection of eBook titles covering a broad range of general reference subjects for primary-school students. Topics include social studies, history, language arts, geography, culture, math, and science.
Explora is a user-friendly and visually appealing version of the EBSCOhost interface designed for public and school libraries.
- Explora Educator’s Edition
Explora is an interface from EBSCO designed for school and public libraries. Subscriptions to Explora automatically include the Educator’s Edition, which gives instant access to all of EBSCO’s education-related databases available at NWOSU as well as curriculum standards and sample lesson plans.
- Explora Elementary Student Research
This version of Explora is intended for elementary-school students and includes the full text of the Salem Press Primary Encyclopedia.
- Explora Middle School Student Research
Intended for secondary-school students, this version of Explora includes primary-source materials, a suite of Salem Press reference works, and reports and conference proceedings as well as popular magazines, eBooks, and peer-reviewed journals.
- Explora Public Libraries
Intended for public libraries, this version of Explora includes reports, conference proceedings, and a suite of reference works from Salem Press as well as news articles, eBooks, magazines, and journals.