Databases by Subject

Education Research Guide


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Cabell's Directories of Publishing Opportunities Directories of publishing opportunities by journal title, including submission process, type of review, acceptance rates, and more. Now includes both a blacklist of predatory journals and a whitelist of journals geared towards helping researchers get the most impact our of their research. No No more information
Chronicle of Higher Education News, information, and jobs listings for college and university faculty members and administrators. No No more information
Chronicle of Philanthropy News and information source covering the non-profit world. No No more information
Education (Sage) Full-text of 23 journals published by SAGE and participating societies. Yes Yes more information
Education Source
Full-text journals, indexing and abstracts, book reviews, and conference papers covering all aspects of education. Partial No more information
Educator's Reference Complete
Database of periodicals and reports seeking to provide full text for titles in ERIC. Partial Yes more information
ERIC (Department of Education) Government site providing free access to Education Resource Information Center. Some full-text. Yes No more information
ERIC (Ebsco) Ebsco provided access to Education Resource Information Center. More full-text than the government site. Partial No more information
Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print
The Mental Measurements Yearbook (MMY) provides users with a comprehensive guide to over 20,000 contemporary testing instruments. No No more information
Nineteenth Century Collections Online: Children's Literature and Childhood
Archive of primary sources related to the experience of childhood in the nineteenth century. No Yes more information
Oxford Bibliographies Online Authoritative research guides in Atlantic History, Education, Music, Psychology, and Public Health. Yes No more information
Project Muse Full-text of scholarly journals published by Johns Hopkins University and other university presses. Yes Yes more information Videos Collection of streaming videos in the fields of counseling, psychotherapy, addiction, and more. No No more information
Springer eBook, 2010-2017 Collections A collection of electronic books in a variety of subjects. Users have the option to order a personal print copy of ebooks owned by Drake (2010-2017 collection) for $24.99 (regardless of the actual book price). These "MyCopy" books are soft-cover b/w print copies that are mailed to the user’s address. Yes No more information
Teacher Reference Center
TRC provides indexing and abstracts for more than 270 periodicals. In addition, 96% of journals indexed in TRC are peer-reviewed. Partial No more information
Vocational and Career Collection
Full-text coverage for 400 trade and industry related periodicals Partial No more information

Other Resources

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Academic Search Premier
Scholarly, multidisciplinary full-text database, with more than 6,000 full-text periodicals, including more than 2,800 peer-reviewed journals. Partial No more information
Academic Video Online
(Alexander Street Press)
A single cross-searchable repository of Alexander Street Press online video titles currently available to Drake users. This includes American History in Video and World History in Video Yes No more information
America: History and Life
Index to the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. Partial No more information
American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933-1955
Searchable, open access database of dissertations from 1933-1955. Partial No more information
Artemis Primary Sources
Combines Gale primary source databases into one searchable environment. No No more information
Index of articles from the contents pages of journals in business, science, humanities, social sciences, medicine, technology and popular culture. Partial No more information
Arts & Humanities Citation Index
(Web of Science)
A multidisciplinary database indexing nearly 1,160 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals, as well as relevant items from more than 6,800 major science and social science journals. Coverage: 1975-present. Yes No more information
Book Citation Index
(Web of Science )
Allows cited reference searching of over 30,000 editorially selected books published since 2005 in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. (Part of the Web of Science Core Collection) No No more information
Britannica Online Fully searchable version of this authoritative, general encyclopedia. It also includes the Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Britannica Book of the Year. Yes No more information
Business Source Premier
Business Source Premier includes full-text coverage of nearly 1,900 business and trade journals. Partial No more information
Catalog of U.S. Government Publications
(GPO Access)
Free index to federal government publications distributed through the Superintendent of Documents. Yes No more information
Chicago Manual of Style Online
(University of Chicago)
Online version of the 16th and 17th editions of the Chicago Manual of Style. Fully searchable. No No more information
Conference Proceedings Citation Index
(Web of Science)
This citation index covers conference literature in all scientific and technical fields, as well as all fields of social sciences, arts, and humanities. (Part of the Web of Science Core Collection) No No more information
CQ Press Researcher Online Looking for a "hot topic" on which to do a research paper? This database is a great place to start! It offers pros & cons, background information, and in-depth analysis on a variety of topics, issues, and controversies currently in the news. Yes No more information
Credo Reference Portal to over 500 highly regarded reference sources. Examples of sources covered include: Art, Business, Food & Beverage, History, Language, Law, Literature, Medicine, Music, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Science, Social Sciences, and Technology. Yes No more information
Current Contents Connect
(Web of Science)
Current awareness database provides access to complete tables of contents, abstracts, bibliographic information, abstracts from recently published issues of scholarly journals, and evaluated websites. No No more information
Data Citation Index
(Web of Science)
Indexes data studies and datasets across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences and links the datasets/studies with published literature. No No more information
Des Moines Register (scanned version)
Scanned digital version of the Des Moines Register from 2009 – present (with a 5-10 month delay) No No more information
Duke University Press Journals Online (e-Duke Scholarly Collection) Provides access to 39 Duke University Press journals in the humanities and social sciences. Can search across the entire collection or search individual journals. Partial No more information
Encyclopedia of Associations The Encyclopedia of Associations is a comprehensive source of detailed information on over 151,000 nonprofit membership organizations worldwide. No No more information
eScholarShare (Drake University) Scholarly repository of Drake University. Includes 1000+ electronic theses & dissertations. Yes No more information
Ethnic NewsWatch
Features newspapers, magazines, and journals from various ethnic and minority presses. Yes No more information
Filmakers Library Online
(Alexander Street Press)
Collection of over 1,400 international documentary films made from 1974 to the present by independent filmakers from all over the world. They are feature length films, providing hundreds of hours of viewing and transcripts that scroll as the video plays. Yes No more information
Gale Virtual Reference Library A collection of reference works on the Arts, Business, Education, Law, Literature, Medicine, Multicultural Studies, Nation & World, Religion, and the Social Sciences. Yes Yes more information
General OneFile
Gale's largest general interest database of articles from general, specialized, and professional newspapers and periodicals, many with full text and images. Yes Yes more information
Glassdoor A comprehensive career resource with information on 26,000+ companies. No No more information
Global Issues in Context
A resource for international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. No Yes more information
Health Source: Consumer Edition
Provides consumer-oriented information on many health topics, including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Partial No more information
InfoTrac Student Edition
Database of educational topics geared towards a high school audience. Partial Yes more information
Journal Citation Reports Measures research influence and impact at the journal and category levels by showing the relationship between citing and cited journals available in the Web of Science. (Essential Science Indicators is another similar database for exploring scholarly metrics.) Yes No more information
JSTOR More than a thousand academic journals and over 1 million images, letters, and other primary sources Yes No more information
Kids InfoBits
Database of educational topics geared towards an elementary school audience. Yes Yes more information
LexisNexis Academic Provides over 9,000 full-text news, business, and legal sources. No No more information
Marquis Who's Who in America Biographical information from various "Who's Who" series. Yes No more information
Nation Archive
Full-text of The Nation, a weekly magazine, from 1865 - present. Yes No more information
National Review Archive The National Review has been a leading journal of opinion since its inception in 1955. Yes No more information
New York Times New York Times access 1851-present. Direct access to virtually all NY Times content from that time period. Requires a separate, one-time registration. For details, visit No No more information
New York Times (Proquest Historical Newspapers) Full-text including scanned digital images of the New York Times, 1851-2012 Yes No more information
Newspaper Source Plus
Newspapers, television and radio news transcripts. Yes No more information
NewsVault Cross-search Gale newspaper archives using a single interface. Drake has access to the complete (London) Times Digital Archive and the 19th Century U.S. Newspaper Digital Archive. No No more information
Oxford English Dictionary 2nd edition of the 20-volume set. Includes meaning, history, & pronunciation of over 1/2 million words, both past and present. No No more information
Oxford Reference Online Access to dictionaries & reference works in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Limit of 5 simultaneous users. Yes No more information
Periodicals Archive Online
Archive of backfiles of scholarly periodicals in the arts, humanities and social sciences, spanning more than two centuries of content, 37 key subject areas, and multiple languages. Yes No more information
PsychiatryOnline Premium
The PsychiatryOnline Premium collection covers diagnosis and differential diagnosis, case vignettes to bring abstract concepts to life, multidisciplinary treatment guidelines, the latest research – all within a single search and navigation interface that integrates journals and books. Partial No more information
(Proquest )
Citations and abstracts of journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations. Yes No more information
RefWorks [Old Version] Bibliographic and citation tool for Drake students and faculty No No more information
Research in Context
Database geared towards middle schoolers of age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, and primary sources. Partial Yes more information
SciELO Citation Index
(Web of Science)
SciELO content includes regional journals from Latin American and the Caribbean as well as titles from Spain, Portugal and South Africa. Yes No more information
Social Sciences Citation Index
(Web of Science)
A multidisciplinary index to more than 1,950 scholarly social sciences journals as well as relevant items from over 3,300 of the world's leading scientific and technical journals. Yes No more information
Social Services Abstracts
Provides bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development. Yes No more information
Sociological Abstracts
This database abstracts and indexes the international literature of sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Yes No more information
Sociology (Proquest) Access to the full-text of more than 310 journals in sociology and social work. This collection provides full-text coverage of many core titles included in Sociological Abstracts and Social Services Abstracts. Yes No more information
Statista Online statistics portal providing access to data from market and opinion research institutions, as well as from business organizations and government institutions. Includes many easily-cited authoritative infographics. No No more information
Statistical Abstract of the United States
Authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States. No No more information
Student Resources in Context
Database aimed at high school students offering cross-curricular content aligned to Common Core State Standards. Partial Yes more information
Very Short Introductions
Concise introductions to a wide range of subjects. Yes No more information
Wall Street Journal (Proquest) Full-text of the newspaper's eastern edition, 1984 - present. Yes No more information
Web of Science Web of Science, a database that provides quick and powerful access to the world's leading citation databases and sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities research content. (Includes: Biosis Citation Index, Currents Contents Connect, Data Citation Index, Derwent Innovations Index, MEDLINE, SciELO Citation Index, Zoological Record, and the Web of Science Core Collection: Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Book Citation Index, Conference Proceedings Citation Index, Current Chemical Reactions, Index Chemicus, Science Citation Index Expanded, and Social Sciences Citation Index.) Partial No more information
Web of Science Core Collection A subset of databases within the Web of Science that provide access to the world’s leading citation databases, with multidisciplinary information from over 12,000 high impact journals and over 160,000 conference proceedings from around the world. (Includes: Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Book Citation Index, Conference Proceedings Citation Index, Current Chemical Reactions, Index Chemicus, Science Citation Index Expanded, and Social Sciences Citation Index.) Partial No more information
World History in Video
(Alexander Street Press)
Contains a wide-ranging collection of critically acclaimed documentaries that allow you to explore human history from the earliest civilizations to the late 20th century. Videos are global in scope, and capture longer-term and multiple perspectives, so you can make connections across cultures and over time. Yes No more information
WorldCat is a catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide. No No more information
WorldCat Dissertations
Bibliographic database of all dissertations and theses available in WorldCat No No more information