March Databases: Advocacy
By: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Published: 03/01/2015
Uploaded: 03/27/2015
Uploaded by: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Pockets: Databases, Gottesman Libraries Archive, Gottesman Libraries' Education Program
Tags: advocacy, Databases, Research and Information

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Description/Abstract: In March we highlight resources that cover the literature of advocacy, especially its pertinence to policy and practice in education.

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. See also Academic Search Complete, a scholarly, multidisciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887.

Econ Lit is the American Economic Association’s database of the literature in economics, containing citations, abstracts, and full text for economic research dating back to 1969. Covers journal articles, books, collective volume articles, dissertations, and working papers, among other types of publications.

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. In addition to this version, made available via the ProQuest platform, ERIC is also accessible via the U.S. government ERIC site and through Ebsco ERIC.

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.

PAIS International (Public Affairs Information Service) contains citations to journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, “gray literature,” research reports, conference reports, publications of international agencies, and Internet resources pertaining to public affairs and public policy issues.

Professional Development Collection is designed for professional educators and provides a highly specialized resource 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 check out the following:

Library Resources for Education Policy and Social Analysis on Learning at the Library.

Understanding Fiscal Responsibility: A Curriculum for Teaching about the Federal Budget, National Debt, and Budget Deficit

New York State School Finance Reform: An Online Archive hosted by the Gottesman Libraries