November Databases: Education as Life Itself
By: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Published: 11/01/2013
Uploaded: 11/06/2014
Uploaded by: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Pockets: Databases, Gottesman Libraries Archive, Gottesman Libraries' Education Program
Tags: Databases, Dewey, Education, philosophy of education, Research and Information

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Description/Abstract: Did Dewey ever actually say, "Education is not a preparation for life but life itself"?

The Center for Dewey Studies affirms that in his essay Self-Realization as the Moral Ideal, (published in The Philosophical Review, Vol. 2, No. 6 (Nov., 1893) Dewey writes, "...if I were asked to name the most needed of all reforms in the spirit of education, I should say: 'Cease conceiving of education as mere preparation for later life, and make it the full meaning of the present life.'"

In November we highlight key research resources that cover the field of education and philosophy, with clues to the literature on Dewey's thinking.

Academic Search Premier is a multidisciplinary database providing full text for more than 4,600 journals, including nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals.

ERIC is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education to provide extensive access to educational-related periodical literature, ERIC (which stands for Educational Resources Information Center) provides coverage of conferences, meetings, government documents, theses, dissertations, reports, audiovisual media, bibliographies, directories, books, and monographs.

Education Full Text provides comprehensive coverage of an international range of English-language periodicals, monographs, and yearbooks. Indexing coverage begins June 1983; abstracts are included beginning spring 1994; full text of some journals is available beginning in January 1996.

Education Index Retrospective provides cover-to-cover indexing for an international range of English-language periodicals and yearbooks; coverage from 1929 through mid-1983.

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.

JStor is an online archive of over 1,200 leading scholarly journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work. Journals are always included from volume 1, issue 1 and include previous and related titles. The most recently published issues (the past 3-5 years) are generally not available through JSTOR, though they usually are through other e-sources.

Philosopher's Index is an index with abstracts for journal articles, books, contributions to anthologies, and book reviews, covering the major fields of philosophy, including aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, and the philosophy of related fields such as education, history, law and religion.

Professional Development Collection is designed for professional educators and provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high-quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. The database also contains more than 200 educational reports.

Be sure to see the The Arts and Humanities Research Guide on Learning at the Library for additional resources.

Also join us for the book talk on Saturday, November 15th, Living as Learning: Dewey in the 21st Century, with Jim Garrison, Larry Hickman, and Daisaka Ikeda.