By Rex Pe, Wikimedia Commons

Guide to Finding
the Best Resources

Welcome! This page highlights key resources for conducting effective information research in education.

If you need assistance identifying additional resources, search terms or strategies, please schedule a research consultation.

Personal Librarian: 
Jennie Correia
208E Lehman Hall

Reference Sources

Finding Articles, Conference Papers, Statistics, etc.

  • Education Full Text
    Citations, abstracts and full-text of articles in education periodicals and other publications.
  • Education Index Retrospective, 1929-1983
    Index to articles in education journals from the years 1929 to 1983.
  • Education Research Complete
    Citations, abstracts and full text for education journals and books.
  • ERIC
    The Education Resources Information Center is an online library of education research and information sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education, and contains citations, abstracts, and full-text for articles in education periodicals and other publications.
  • Google Scholar
    Only finds scholarly materials - articles, books and citations - but searches full text, and will often find too many irrelevant articles.  Go to Settings and enable "Library Links" for Columbia University - this will make the Columbia e-Link show up in the results list so that you can easily go to the full text.
  • National Center for Education Statistics: NCES
    The National Center for Education Statistics is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education, and includes many resources, including the Digest of Education Statistics and State Education Data Profiles.
  • ProQuest
    An interdisciplinary database with full-text articles and abstracts from scholarly journals, newspapers (NY Times back to 1851) and dissertations.

Finding Books

  • CLIO
    Online catalog of the Columbia University Libraries, including Barnard Library, but excluding Teachers College and the Law Library.
  • Teachers College Library
    Great collections of materials of education; search the catalog, Educat. Teachers College is on West 120th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue.
  • WorldCat
    Searches libraries worldwide

Citing Your Sources

Last updated November 24, 2015

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