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Recommended Databases and Journal Indexes

Education Full Text (H.W. Wilson on EBSCOhost)   DISCUS icon Connect to User Guide
Provides full text of articles from over 350 journals as far back as 1996, and indexing of more than 770 periodicals dating back to 1983. Content includes in-depth coverage of special education and more than 100,000 controlled and cross-referenced names of educational tests. Subject coverage includes adult education, multicultural/ethnic education, teaching methods and much more.

Educator's Reference Complete (Gale Infotrac) Connect to User Guide
A selection of full-text academic journals, full-text reports, and reference sources. Focuses on educational principles, child development and psychology, and best practices in education. Majority of the full-text titles included are also found in the ERIC database. Updated daily.

ERIC (EBSCOHost)   DISCUS icon Connect to User Guide
This subscription service from EBSCOhost provides access to education literature and resources included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. The database contains more than 1,194,000 records and links to more than 100,000 full-text documents from ERIC. ERIC documents published before 2004 may be available on microfiche in the CSU Library. Contact the Reference Librarians on the first floor.

Professional Development Collection (EBSCOHost)   DISCUS icon Connect to User Guide
Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports.

Science in Context (Gale) Connect to User Guide
Provides contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics. Merges Gale's authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

Science Reference Center (EBSCOHost)   DISCUS icon Connect to User Guide
A comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content. Contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.
  • Science Reference Center Enhanced Searching Interface (EBSCO)   DISCUS icon Connect to User Guide
    The enhanced interface includes a browse function for scientists, science categories, a featured science topic, and popular sources. Provides easy access to science experiments, citation help, a research guide, and curriculum standards.

Additional Databases and Journal Indexes

Academic OneFile (Gale InfoTrac) Connect to User Guide
A general database that contains full text and indexed articles from magazines, newspapers, books and journals in most disciplines

Academic Search Complete (EBSCOHost) PASCAL icon Connect to User Guide
A general, multi-disciplinary database that contains full text and indexed articles from magazines, newspapers, books and journals

AccessScience (McGraw-Hill)
Includes articles and Research Reviews covering all major scientific disciplines, the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, the McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology, and the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms. Also includes biographies of well-known scientific figures, downloadable images and animations illustrating key topics, videos highlighting the life and work of award-winning scientists, suggestions for further study, guides to additional readings, curriculum maps tied to core content for educators, and more.

BrainPOP Jr.   DISCUS icon
Offers animated, curricular movies, interactive quizzes, games, and activities for students in grades K-3. It encourages young learners to ask questions and form their own ideas. Interactive features extend key concepts, and all text is read aloud to facilitate comprehension.

Chronicle of Higher Education
This online subscription newspaper, published every weekday, is an important source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators.

Credo Reference   DISCUS icon Connect to User Guide
Provides access to more than 600 subject-specific encyclopedias, biographies, chronologies, dictionaries, and reference titles from over 80 publishers, covering every major subject. Offers over 200,000 images and audio files and nearly 100 videos. Over 10,000 Topic Pages present and organize a variety of information resources on a subject and act as a starting point for research.

Provides concise, reliable and up-to-date country reports on the cultures of the world--from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe!

EBL eBooks PASCAL icon Connect to User Guide
A growing collection of over 3,500 electronic books in a range of academic subject areas with unlimited, multi-user access. Ebooks may be viewed online in any browser. If you prefer to read a book offline, you can download it for 14 days using Adobe Digital Editions (free) on your computer or the Bluefire Reader app (free) on your mobile device. Login is required both on and off campus. For more information, click the User Guide button above.

ebrary eBooks PASCAL icon Connect to User Guide
A growing collection of over 140,000 electronic books in a wide range of academic subject areas with unlimited, multi-user access. Ebooks may be viewed online in any browser. If you prefer to read a book offline, you can download up to 10 entire books for 14 days using Adobe Digital Editions (free) or the Bluefire Reader app (free) on your mobile device. Individual chapters can also be downloaded in PDF format. Login to your personal account to take advantage of additional functionalities including setting a default citation format, highlighting and note taking within the text, adding hyperlinks to the text, saving books to a personal bookshelf, downloading content for offline use, and access to Apple and Android mobile apps. Off-campus users are automatically logged in to their personal accounts. On-campus users will be prompted to login when they need to use one of the additional functions or when they click the Sign In link. For more information, click the User Guide button above.

EBSCO eBook Collection PASCAL icon Connect to User Guide
A collection of over 150,000 electronic books available in full text online in a wide range of academic subject areas. Ebooks may be viewed online in any browser. If you prefer to read a book offline, you can download it for 14 days using Adobe Digital Editions (free) or the Bluefire Reader app (free) on your mobile device, or you can save a limited number of pages in PDF format. A free MyEBSCOhost account is required. For more information, click the User Guide button above.

ERIC     (FREE database from the U.S. Dept. of Education)
ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) provides free access to more than 1.2 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials and, if available, includes links to full text. ERIC documents published before 2004 may be available on microfiche in the CSU Library. Contact the Reference Librarians for assistance.

Gale Virtual Reference Library (Gale Group)   DISCUS icon Connect to User Guide
The electronic books included in this collection are in the categories of: Arts, Biography, Business, Education, Environment, History, Law, Literature, Medicine, Multicultural Studies, Nation and World, Religion, Science, and Social Science. It includes hundreds of titles in the Twayne's Authors Series, including the American Writers Collection, British Writers Collection, European Writers Collection, World and Genre Writers Collection, and many others. Some GVRL ebooks are provided by DISCUS, while others are provided by the CSU Library.

General OneFile (Gale InfoTrac) Connect to User Guide
A general database that contains full text and indexed articles from magazines, newspapers, books and journals in most disciplines ranging from architecture to biology and history to mathematics.

Google Scholar     FREE
Google Scholar allows you to search scholarly literature in many disciplines and from many sources. It includes journal articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. To locate full text of the materials, look in the right-hand column of your search results. Links which say pdf or html will take you to free sources if they are available. If the full text is not freely available, and if you are using a computer connected to the CSU on-campus network, Google Scholar should recognize your location, so look in the right-hand column of your search results for links which say Find It @ CSU as these will connect you to the resources available through the CSU Library. If you are off campus, or not connected to the CSU network, or if your on-campus computer's settings have been changed, then you need to configure Google Scholar to recognize the CSU library's resources. At the top of the Google Scholar search screen, click on "Settings." Or from a Google Scholar results page, click on the down arrow in the upper right and select "Settings." Then select "Library Links" in the left column and search for Charleston Southern. Select the CSU link and click "Save." If the Google Scholar settings are configured to recognize CSU, and if you do not see a free or Find It @ CSU link, check the CSU Library's resources directly as the CSU link may not always appear for a resource the library does offer. If no full text is available, request it through InterLibrary Loan.

HathiTrust     FREE Connect to User Guide
HathiTrust is a growing digital repository of books and journals from a group of large research libraries. It includes both in copyright and public domain materials digitized by Google, the Internet Archive, and Microsoft, as well as through in-house initiatives at HathiTrust partner libraries. The full text of all materials is searchable by everyone, and the full text of materials in the public domain are openly viewable by everyone. To limit your search to the approximately 30% of the HathiTrust collection which is in the public domain, simply check the "Full view only" box on the search screen. Additional options are available for non-partners by creating a Friend Account. Hathi (pronounced hah-tee) is the Hindi word for elephant, an animal highly regarded for its memory, wisdom, and strength.

JSTOR Connect to User Guide
An archive of scholarly journals that offers high-resolution, scanned images of journal issues and pages as they were originally designed, printed, and illustrated. The journals archived in JSTOR span many disciplines. Because of JSTOR's archival mission, there is a gap, typically from 1 to 5 years, between the most recently published journal issue and the back issues available in JSTOR.

Kids InfoBits (InfoTrac)DISCUS icon
A database developed especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Featuring a visually graphic interface, the most popular search method is moving from a broad subject to a narrower topic using the subject-based topic tree. The full-text content is from the best elementary reference sources and magazines. This database covers 12 subject areas each with many subcategories.

LearningExpress Library ver. 3.0 Connect to User Guide
A collection of test-preparation tools, skill-building materials, and other career and life skills resources. Includes practice tests for the Praxis exams for teachers, nursing entrance, licensure, and certification exams, GED preparation, job and career goals, undergraduate and graduate school admission, and U.S. citizenship. Includes courses on workplace skills such as resume building, interviewing, job search and assessment, business writing, and core computer skills such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. Includes tools for improving proficiency levels in reading, writing, and math for elementary school learners through adults. Features include timed tests and instant scoring and feedback. To use this resource, you must create your free private individual user account for taking tests, and saving works-in-progress and completed tasks.

MAS Ultra School Edition (EBSCOHost)   DISCUS icon Connect to User Guide
A database designed specifically for high school libraries that contains full text for more than 700 popular, high school magazines. It also provides 500+ full text pamphlets, 350+ full text reference books, nearly 85,000 biographies, 100,000+ primary source documents, and over 200,000 photos, maps and flags.

MasterFILE Premier (EBSCOHost)   DISCUS icon Connect to User Guide
Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags.

Middle Search Plus (EBSCOHost)   DISCUS icon Connect to User Guide
Provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Middle Search Plus also contains 84,774 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and a School Image Collection of photos, maps and flags.

New York Times Group Pass Connect to User Guide
Provides full text access to the New York Times from 1851 to the present. For 1923-1980, each individual user may access up to five free articles each day, with unlimited access for other years.

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News (AP, UPI, etc.) (EBSCOHost)   DISCUS icon Connect to User Guide
Provides near real-time access to top world-wide news from Associated Press. Includes AP Top News, WorldStream, Financial News, AP Online, U.S. Politics & Government and 50 State Reports. End users can immediately access the full text of the NewsMonitor-delivered web content, by following the link in the record. The index to the full text content in AP News is held for a rolling 30-day archive by EBSCO, so users can enjoy the previous 30 days of news relating to their search interests.

Newspaper Source Plus (EBSCOHost)   DISCUS icon Connect to User Guide
Includes more than 860 full-text newspapers, providing more than 35 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 857,000 television and radio news transcripts.

Newstand (Gale InfoTrac) Connect to User Guide
Provides access to more than 2,700 national, international, state and local newspapers with selective coverage between 1980 and 2012.

NoveList K-8 Plus (EBSCO)   DISCUS icon Connect to User Guide
NoveList K-8 is a subset of the database used in NoveList Plus. It does not include adult titles, except for a very limited number used in middle school curricula (e.g. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee). NoveList K-8 will search, browse, and make recommendations in the same way as NoveList Plus. The primary differences between the two are that NoveList K-8 uses a different color palette and larger font throughout the product, has a slightly different homepage, most notably in the menu on the right, and includes the Reading Level limiters in the search box.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context   DISCUS icon Connect to User Guide
Provides contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, it features continuously updated viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

Points of View Reference Center (EBSCOHost)   DISCUS icon Connect to User Guide
Intended for public, academic, and high school libraries, Points of View is designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects. High school and undergraduate students can use Points of View as a guide to debate, developing arguments, writing position papers, and for development of critical thinking skills. Each Points of View essay includes a series of questions and additional material to generate further thought. Also included are thousands of supporting articles from the world's top political and societal publications.

Primary Search (EBSCOHost)   DISCUS icon Connect to User Guide
Provides full text for nearly 70 popular magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).

ProQuest Digital Microfilm: New York Times
Provides a full text facsimile edition of the New York Times from 2008 to three months ago for an online experience that resembles paging through the newspaper in print. Users may crop, zoom, or rotate page images and then print, email, or save in PDF format. The CSU Library several other sources for accessing the full text of the New York Times. See this list.

Readers' Guide Full Text Mega (H.W. Wilson on EBSCOHost) Connect to User Guide
Subject coverage includes antiques, arts, business, computers, education, entertainment, film, television, gardening, health, medicine, history, home improvement, literature, news, current events, photography, popular and classical music, politics, popular culture, religion, science, sports, fitness, transportation, travel and much more. Includes indexing of over 450 periodicals as far back as 1983 and searchable full text of articles from over 250 journals as far back as 1994.

SAGE Journals Online Connect to User Guide
SAGE Journals Online (SAGE Premier) is a collection of over 560 full-text journals in over 50 disciplines including business, communication, criminology, education, humanities, industrial relations, labor, medicine, political science, psychology, social science, science, technology, urban studies, and more. Includes research journals published on behalf of more than 245 scholarly and professional societies.

Searchasaurus: Elementary School Research (EBSCO)   DISCUS icon
Provides an easy-to-use, graphically appealing interface for elementary school students to easily obtain information from selected EBSCO databases. Students can easily search by keyword or browse by topic and then filter by content sources (e.g. Magazines, Newspapers, Books and Encylopedias, Biographies, Radio and TV News, Pictures) or limit by lexile ranges. Also includes the American Heritage Children's Dictionary and Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia. A Teacher Resources option provides easy searching of related EBSCO databases as well as links to curriculum standards.

SpringerLink Connect to User Guide
An online collection of science, technology, and mathematics (STM) books, journals, and reference works from Springer-Verlag. Subject areas covered include Architecture and Design; Behavioral Science; Biomedical and Life Sciences; Business and Economics; Chemistry and Materials Science; Computer Science; Earth and Environmental Science; Engineering, Humanities, Social Sciences and Law; Mathematics and Statistics; Medicine; Physics and Astronomy; Professional and Applied Computing.

Student Research Center (EBSCO)   DISCUS icon
Provides an easy-to-use, graphically appealing interface to easily obtain information from thirteen selected EBSCO databases. Students can easily pre-determine which content sources (e.g. Magazines, Newspapers, Biographies, Country Reports, Film and Video) will be included with their search. Options are available to search by topic heading, make use of an online dictionary and encyclopedia, explore the top searches of the day, and even limit a search according to appropriate Lexile reading levels.

Teacher Reference Center (EBSCOHost)   DISCUS icon Connect to User Guide
Provides indexing and abstracts, with some full text, for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators. Topics include: Assessment, Best Practices, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, School Administration, Science and Mathematics, and Teacher Education.

TOPICsearch (EBSCOHost)   DISCUS icon Connect to User Guide
This current events database allows researchers to explore social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms. Students can use either the dropdown menus for Current Events or Topics to easily locate relevant articles. Contains full text for over 150,961 articles from 475 diverse sources including international and regional newspapers, periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.

Vocational and Career Collection (EBSCOHost)   DISCUS icon Connect to User Guide
Designed for vocational and technical libraries serving high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and public libraries, this collection provides full text coverage for nearly 340 trade and industry related periodicals including American Machinist, Pediatric Nursing, Wireless Week, Drug Store News, Reeves Journal, Hotel and Motel Management, Restaurant Business, Advertising Age, and many more. In addition to the full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for over 600 journals.

WorldCat Connect to User Guide
A shared catalog that provides information about books, periodicals, audio/visual materials, etc. from thousands of libraries around the world and indicates which libraries hold the items.

WorldCat Dissertations and Theses (OCLC FirstSearch)
Over 8 million records index all dissertations and theses which have been cataloged by OCLC member libraries worldwide. Note that very few libraries will loan dissertations or theses via InterLibrary Loan.

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Print Sources

Biographical Dictionary of Modern American Educators (connect to E-book or create a NetLibrary account first)

Cyclopedic Education Dictionary (connect to E-book or create a NetLibrary account first)

Digest of Education Statistics (Ref. L 111 .A6)

Education Index (Ref. Z5813 .E23)

Education, A Guide to Reference and Information Sources (Ref. LB15 .B8 2000)

Educational Media and Technology Yearbook (LB1028.3 .E372 v. 30 2005)

The Educator's Desk Reference (EDR): A Sourcebook of Educational Information and Research (Ref. LB 1028.27 .U6 F74 2002)

Educators Resource Directory (Ref. L 901 .E433)

Encyclopedia of American Education (Ref. LB 17 .U55 2001)

Encyclopedia of Distributed Learning (Ref. LC 5211 .E52 2004)

Encyclopedia of Early Childhood Education (Ref. LB 1139.24 .E53 1992)

Encyclopedia of Education (Ref. LB 15 .E47 2003 v. 1-8)

Encyclopedia of Education and Human Development (Ref. LB15 .E473 2005 v. 1-3)

Encyclopedia of Educational Research (Ref. LB 15 .E48 1992 v. 1-4)

Encyclopedia of Mathematics Education (Ref. QA 11 .E605 2001)

Encyclopedia of Special Education (Ref. LC 4007 .E53 2000 v.1-3)

Handbook of Research on Teaching (Ref. LB 1028 .H316 2001)

National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers: Preparing Teachers to Use Technology (Ref. LB 1028.3 .I59 2002)

Philosophy of Education: An Encyclopedia (Ref. LB 17 .P485 1996)

Tests in Microfiche (Ref. microfiche cabinets)

World of Learning (Ref. AS 2 .W6 1996)

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Internet Resources

Math games, flash cards, a math glossary, metric conversion tools, and biographies of notable math-related people are presented in a useful, interactive format designed primarily for children

Blue Web'n
An online library of 2000+ outstanding Internet sites categorized by subject, grade level, and format

Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site
A collection of reviews of books, ideas on use in the classroom and collections of books and activities about particular subjects, curriculum areas, themes and professional topics

Education Index
An annotated guide to the best education-related sites on the Web

Education World®
Links to education news, lesson plans, technology, and school issues can be found

Educator's Reference Desk
2,000+ lesson plans, 3,000+ links to online education information, and 200+ question archive responses on education

Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for math and science resources

ETS Test Collection
More than 25,000 tests and other measurement devices available to researchers, graduate students, and teachers

Global Schoolhouse
Global Schoolhouse provides online opportunities for teachers to collaborate, communicate, and share learning experiences

South Carolina ETV's K-12 educational Web portal, a collection of fun, interactive websites for K-12 students, teachers and parents.

Designed primarily for faculty and students of higher education, Merlot has links to online learning materials with annotations

National Center for Education Statistics

South Carolina Department of Education

Teachers Network
Provides educational resources and contact with other teachers

Teaching and Learning on the World Wide Web
Examples of how the web is used as a medium for learning

U. S. Department of Education

Yahoo! Education Directory

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Online Journals

The following journals are available online:

American School Board Journal

Chronicle of Higher Education

Educational Leadership

Education Book Reviews

Education Review

Education Week

Home Education


National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Phi Delta Kappan

Rethinking Schools

Technical Horizons in Education

Find a list of e-journals in education available at CSU

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Journals and Magazines

The following journals are available in the CSU library:


Adult Education Quarterly

American Annals of the Deaf

American Biology Teacher

American Educator

American Journal of Distance Education

American Music Teacher

American School & University

American School Board Journal

American Teacher

Art Education

Arts & Activities

Athletics Administration

Black Collegian

Black Issues in Higher Education

British Journal of Educational Psychology

Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Child and Youth Care Forum

Child and Youth Care Quarterly

Child Care Information Exchange

Child Development

Childhood Education

Children Today

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Clearing House

College & Research Libraries News

College and Research Libraries

College and University

College Composition & Communication

College English

College Teaching

Communication Education

Comparative Education Review

Computer Science Education

Council for Research in Music Education, Bulletin

Curriculum Review

Early Childhood Education Journal


Education Digest

Education Week

Educational and Psychological Measurement

Educational Forum

Educational Leadership

Educational Technology Research and Development

Educational Theory

Elementary School Journal

ELT Journal

English Education

English Journal

Exceptional Children

Exceptional Parent


Focus on Exceptional Children

Gifted Child Quarterly

Harvard Educational Review

High School Journal

Higher Education Quarterly

History of Education Quarterly

Horn Book Magazine


Journal for the Education of the Gifted

Journal of Academic Librarianship

Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy

Journal of Chemical Education

Journal of College Science Teaching

Journal of College Student Development

Journal of Creative Behavior

Journal of Education

Journal of Educational Psychology

Journal of Educational Research

Journal of Experimental Education, The

Journal of General Education

Journal of Higher Education

Journal of Learning Disabilities

Journal of Negro Education

Journal of Nutrition Education (and Behavior)

Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (JOPERD)

Journal of Recreational Mathematics

Journal of Research in Childhood Education

Journal of Research in Music

Journal of School Health

Journal of Special Education

Journal of Teacher Education

Journal of the First Year-Year Experience & Students in Transition

Journal of Youth Services in Libraries

Kappa Delta Pi Record

Knowledge Quest

Language Arts

Learning and Leading with Technology

Liberal Education

Lion and the Unicorn

Mathematics Magazine

Mathematics Teacher

Media & Methods

Middle School Journal

Music Educators Journal

NASSP Bulletin

NATS Journal (Journal of Singing)

NEA Today

Phi Delta Kappan

Physical Educator, The

Preventing School Failure


Principal Leadership (High School education)

Principal Leadership (Middle Level education)

Psychology in the Schools

Quest National Association for Physical Education in Higher Education)

Reading Horizons

Reading Improvement

Reading Teacher

Reading Today

Review of Educational Research

Roeper Review

School Arts

School Library Journal

School Science and Mathematics

Science Activities

Science and Children

Science Books & Films

Science Scope

Science Teacher

Social Education

Social Studies, The

Sociology of Education

Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Proceedings

Southern Baptist Educator

State Education Journal Index

Teacher's College Record

Teaching Exceptional Children

Teaching Professor, The

Tech Trends

Technology and Learning

Theory into Practice

Times Educational Supplement (London)

Young Children

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