November Databases: Science Education
By: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Published: 11/01/2015
Uploaded: 11/19/2015
Uploaded by: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Pockets: Databases, Gottesman Libraries Archive, Gottesman Libraries' Education Program
Tags: Databases, Research and Information, Science education

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Description/Abstract: November Databases: Science Education

Did you know that Teachers College offers a Masters of Arts in Science and Dental Education in conjunction with the College of Oral and Dental Medicine of Columbia University?

In November we highlight databases of relevance to the teaching of science, with all of its branches, as well as the neurocognitive, multicultural, and learning theory based innovations that 
guide teaching and research.

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.

Applied Science and Technology Full Text indexes international English-language periodicals in the applied sciences and technology. Areas covered include engineering, chemistry, mathematics, physics, computer technology, and energy-related disciplines.

Biological Abstracts is an index with abstracts to periodicals in biology and the life sciences. Provides access to biological and medical research findings, clinical studies, and discoveries of new organisms. Coverage is from 1969 to present and is international. See also Biological Abstracts Archive databases covering 1926 through 1968.

BioMed Central provides access to 207 open access biological and biomedical research journals, as well as current reports and meeting abstracts. BioMed Central offers information about current controlled trials, as well as topics in modern biology.

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 Retro 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.

ERIC, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, provides extensive access to educational-related periodical literature. ERIC (which stands for Educational Resources Information Center) covers 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, through Ebsco ERIC, and via all of these providers on the Columbia University Libraries website.

General Science Full Text is the H. W. Wilson science database comprised of abstracts, bibliographic indexing, and full text material from scholarly sources and specialized magazines. Indexing begins in 1984; full-text coverage in 1995.

GeoRef contains over 3 million references to geoscience journal articles, books, maps, conference papers, reports, and theses.

GreenFILE is a research database covering all aspects of the human impact on the environment, including content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

MEDLINE (Ovid) covers the international literature on biomedicine, including the allied health fields and the biological and physical sciences, humanities, and information science as they relate to medicine and health care. Information is indexed from approximately 3,900 journals published world-wide. The database is also available as EBSCO MEDLINE through the Columbia University Libraries.

MEDLINE, MEDLINE Daily, and MEDLINE In Process (1966 to Present) (now known as MEDLINE In-Process & Other Non-Indexed Citations) consists of In-Process and PubMed-not-MEDLINE records from the National Library of Medicine. The In-Process records are ones that will be put into the Medline database after they have been enhanced with MeSH headings. PubMed-not-MEDLINE records are records from journals found in PubMed but not selected for MEDLINE.

Oceanic Abstracts is a databases that Focuses on worldwide technical literature pertaining to the marine and brackish-water environment, the database covers marine biology and physical oceanography, fisheries, aquaculture, non-living resources, meteorology, and geology, plus environmental, technological, and legislative topics.

Professional Development Collection is a database 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.

ProQuest provides broad multidisciplinary coverage of scholarly journals, newspapers, dissertations, and other types of publications; for international coverage and access to full texts of dissertations only, search Digital Dissertations, a subset of ProQuest.

PsycINFO covers the scholarly literature in the psychological, social, behavioral, and health sciences.

Water Resources Abstracts offers summaries of the world's technical and scientific literature on water-related topics, covering the characteristics, conservation, control, pollution, treatment, use, and management of water resources, from 1967- .

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Be sure to check out the research guide on Learning at the Library for Qualitative Research Methods in Science Education that offers many more resources and services.