Education Databases & Curriculum Studies Databases

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Key databases for Education  
A+ Education via Informit Online (1978 - present)
An indexing and full-text database that provides access to information on all aspects of Australian education. Australian content
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APA-FT : Australian Public Affairs Full Text via Informit Online (1978 - present)
References journal articles and other published material in the social sciences and humanities. Selected full-text from 1994/1995. Australian content
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AUSTLIT : Australian Literature Gateway
References to Australian authors and their works, references to criticism, correspondence and interviews as well as providing details and locations of theses dealing with Australian literature. Australian content
Australasian Literature Online 1930 - present
Creative works from throughout Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands, and author interviews. Australian content
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ERIC : Educational Resources Information Center (1966 - present)
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References journal articles and unpublished documents on educational theory and practice. Indexes research on education policy and practice in development contexts.
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International Encyclopedia of Education
This encyclopedia provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of research in education and curriculum studies. All articles are authored by experts. Articles includes references and links to related articles in the encyclopedia and within ScienceDirect
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International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences
This online encyclopedia comprehensively maps the social and behavioral sciences. It encompasses all fields within the social and behavioural sciences. Individual chapters can be browsed, and the encyclopedia can also be searched as a database. Articles includes references and links to related articles in the encyclopedia and within ScienceDirect
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LLBA : Linguistics and Language Behaviour Abstracts via Proquest (1960's - present)
A key resource for Linguistics. LLBA references abstracts to peer-reviewed journal articles, dissertations, books and book review citations. An increasing number of articles are available in full text.
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Libraries Australia
Searches the combined catalogues of Australian libraries and also includes Australian Research Repositories Online to the World (ARROW), PictureAustralia, the British Library Catalogue, Consortium of [British] University Research Libraries,Library of Congress Catalogue, and OCLC WorldCat. Australian content
Proquest Central
A very large multidisciplinary service including multiple databases. Over 160 subjects areas are covered extensively including business and economics, social sciences , news and world affairs, technology, health and medical, and more.
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PsycInfo via OvidSP (1806 - present)
Bibliographic references and abstracts to journal articles, book chapters, dissertations and technical reports in psychology and related fields including educational psychology. Contains links to selected full text on education and anthropology; psychology; social, clinical, cognitive and neuropsychology; psychiatry, and sociology.
9/7/2013: If you are unable to export 999 records from PsycINFO, it is most likely due to the large size of cited references in some of the records. Use the "Select fields to display > Custom fields" option, & exclude the "Cited References" field. It will then export all 999 records.
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Sage Research Methods
A tool created to help researchers, faculty and students with their research projects. It focuses on methodology rather than disciplines, so can be used across the social, behavioural, & health sciences, and more. It helps you design and conduct your own research projects, understand and teach research methods, and write up findings. Includes journal, book, & reference content, quantitative & qualitative tools.
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Social Theory
Brings together an extensive range of influential writings representing the most important trends of sociological thought from the eighteenth century to the present day.
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The major database for sport, physical fitness, exercise, sports medicine, sports science, physical education and biomechanics.
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Citation Databases  
Scopus is a large multidisciplinary database covering published material in the humanities and sciences. It also provides citation analysis of authors and subject areas.
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Web of Science Core Collections via Web of Science
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Contains Science Citation Index Expanded 1900-, Social Sciences Citation Index 1956-, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index from 1975. It allows the identification of key articles in a discipline and to search by cited reference, that is to trace references that refer to a particular work or author.
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Journal Citation Reports - old version via Web of Science
Journal Citation Reports - new version via Web of Science
For access, click Sign in > Continue without signing in
Includes bibliometric analyses of citations found in both the Science and Social Sciences Citation Index by providing quantitative tools for ranking, evaluating, categorizing, and comparing journals
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Higher Education  
Higher Education Empirical Research Database(HEER)
The HEER database brings together evidence-based published research on a range of topics in Higher education. The database is free but registration is required.
International Bibliographic Database on Higher Education (HEDBIB)
Compiled and maintained by International Association of Universities (IAU) HEDBID includes references on higher education systems, administration, planning and policy, costs and finances, evaluation of higher education, issues related to staff and students, cooperation, mobility and equivalences of degrees, curricula, teaching methods and learning.
News and Media databases useful for Education  
Full-text news, commentary, pictures and media transcripts from over 8,000 overseas and Australian news media sources.
For Australian news sources, the Fairfax publications archive includes The Sydney Morning Herald 1986+, Australian Financial Review 1987+, BRW 1989+, and the News Limited archive includes The Australian 1996+.
15 concurrent users only. Also use Proquest Newsstand databases for international & recent Australian news coverage.
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Proquest Newsstand databases
Search a wide range of international and Australian newspapers in ANZ Newsstand, Canadian Newsstand, and Proquest Newsstand. ANZ Newsstand covers Australian and New Zealand newspapers published by Fairfax Australia and News Ltd, AAP newswires and ABC transcripts.
Key titles included: The Age (1/9/1996 - ), The Australian (2001- ), Canberra Times (21/5/2007 -), Courier Mail (Feb 2001 -), Sun Herald (1/9/1996 - ), Sunday Age (1/9/1996 - ), The Sydney Morning Herald (1/8/1996). Content list.
Use Factiva for access to ANZ titles prior to these dates. Australian content
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TVNews Archive via Informit Online (September 2007 - 2012
TVNews indexes Australian television news, current affairs programs, and selected documentaries from the free-to-air networks and links to the video files.
Provided access is restricted to University of Sydney staff and students, the material is used for educational purposes and the Copyright Part VA Warning Notice is displayed, possible uses of TVNews items include:
Lecturers downloading a news items to a workstation and showing this in a class or tutorial, lecturers loading a number of news stories into a Learning Management System (eg WebCT) and making these available online to students, students viewing the items online or saving a copy on their workstation for later viewing.
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Statistical databases  
ADA: Australian Data Archive
Access is for University of Sydney staff and students only. Australian content
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Australia's official statistical organisation. Freely available data on all aspects of Australian life and society. Includes statistical data on preschool, primary, secondary, tertiary, vocational, adult education, social, health, economic and demographic research and census data for 1996-2006. Links to other statistical agencies via the ABS subject themes page. Australian content
CData Online 2006
Allows you to create your own tables of Census data on a range of topics such as, age, education, housing, income, transport, religion, ethinicity, occupation and more. Australian content
OECD iLibrary
Full-text for all OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) publications, including documents, periodicals and statistical databases.
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SEIFA: Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas:
This consists of four indexes developed to summarise different aspects of socio-economic conditions of the Australian population based on Australian census data. Indexes are available for advantage/disadvantage, disadvantage, economic resources and education & occupation.
2011 data is available via TableBuilder
1986-2006 SEIFA census data in spreadsheet format is available from the ABS SEIFA website Australian content
Unesco Institute for Statistics
This free site particularly focuses on education and media. It contains over 1,000 types of indicators and raw data on education, literacy, science and technology, culture and communication.
World Bank Open Data (1960 -)
Includes World Bank Development Indicators: 900 indicators organised in six sections: World View, People, Environment, Economy, States and Markets, and Global Links. Click Data Catalog > Databank.
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Source OECD see OECD iLibrary above
Educational Psychology/Counselling Databases  
PsycINFO via OvidSP (1806-present)
The major database for Psychology produced by the American Psychological Association. It contains bibliographic references and abstracts to journal articles, book chapters, dissertations and technical reports. Source material comes from a wide range of languages. Contains links to selected full text. Covers psychology: social, clinical, cognitive and neuropsychology; psychiatry, sociology, anthropology and education.
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Counseling and Therapy in Video Vols I and II
A collection of videos for the study of social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counselling
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PsycBOOKS via OvidSP
PsycBOOKS is a full-text database of books and chapters produced by the American Psychological Association.
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PsycARTICLES is a full-text database of journal articles produced by the American Psychological Association. From the search screen tick the PsycARTICLES limit box.
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PsycCRITIQUES is a full-text database of book reviews produced by the American Psychological Association. Films, software and other media are also reviewed.
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Mental Measurements Yearbook
Contains full text information about and reviews of all english language standardized test. Covers educational skills, personality, vocational aptitude, psychology and related areas. Only one user permitted at a time so if you get a busy message please logoff and try again later. Be sure to click Logoff at the end of your session.
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Child Welfare Information Gateway
References research on the maltreatment, safety, permanency and well-being of children.
Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders : text revision, DSM-IV-TR
Electronic version of 2000 edition published by the American Psychiatric Association.

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More databases useful for Education (A - Z)  
BEI : British Education Index
Contains bibliographic references to articles and non-journal educational literature, eg reports,conferences and multi-authored works from more than 350 education and training journals published in the British Isles. Also includes the back files of the British Education Theses Index.
BlackWords via Austlit
BlackWords provides a platform for the investigation and articulation of what "Black writing" and "Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander literatures" might be. BlackWords also contains records describing published and unpublished books, stories, plays, poems and criticism associated with eligible writers and storytellers and includes works in English and in Indigenous languages. Australian content
Current Contents Connect via ISI Web of Science
CCC is a bibliographic and alerting service which indexes more than 3800 science, social science, arts and humanities journals. It provides access to the table of contents of journals together with complete bibliographic information about each article.
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Database of Research on International Education
The database encompasses Australian and international research and, where possible, includes links to the full text of catalogued research. It also includes links to other relevant web sites, databases, international education journals and publishers.
DELTAA : Database on English Language Teaching for Adults in Australasia via Informit
This indexes and abstracts articles from published and unpublished material on English second language learning and teaching in Australasia. Australian content
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Dissertation & Theses Full Text via ProQuest
Includes abstracts of theses from North American colleges and universities from 1861 and elsewhere from 1988, when made available.
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Education-line : Electronic Texts in Education and Training
Managed by the British Education Index Office. An indexed, full text, electronic archive of conference and working papers in the field of education and training. Stores reports, policy and discussion documents and early research results of all kinds
Education Research Theses
The Education Theses Database contains citations and abstracts for over 10,000 theses accepted at Australian universities and colleges in the field of education from 1919 to present. Australian content
Expanded Academic ASAP via Gale Infotrac
Indexes and abstracts over 1500 journals including the full-text of 520. Covers education, humanities, communication studies, social science, science and technology, women studies, sociology, environment, and public affairs.
Note: A search in Expanded Academic Index ASAP also searches IngentaConnect.
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Indigenous Collection via Informit Online
Offers a variety of content on both historical and topical issues within Indigenous studies.
Australian content
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Full-text for major journals from a wide range of disciplines such as: Education, African American Studies, Anthropology, Asian Studies, Ecology, Economics, Finance, General Science, History, Literature, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Population Studies, Sociology and Statistics. Latest five years are not available in this database.
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A freely available database which provides easy access to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health literature on the PubMed, the US National Library of Medicine's free version of Medline, the premier bibliographic database covering all aspects of health and medicine.
MAIS : Multicultural Australia and Immigration Studies via Informit
A bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts a wide range of media from published and unpublished material on all aspects of Australian immigration and multicultural issues including education. Australian content
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MLA : Modern Languages Association International Biography via EBSCO (1890's - present)
References scholarly works on linguistics, literature, literary theory and film. MLA contains some full text material.
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Project Muse (Mid 1990's onwards)
Project Muse provides full text access to over 300 peer-reviewed humanities, arts, and social sciences journals from 60 scholarly publishers.
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Taylor and Francis Online eBook Library
A collection of 600 titles covering the areas of psychology, psychotherapy & Jung, education practice, education theory, health & society, and medicine & pharmacology.
VOCED : Vocational Education and Training Research Database
Produced by the National Vocational Education and Training Clearinghouse network (Australia), VOCED covers vocational education and training research, policy, practice and published statistics. Holds Australian and key international material. Australian content
Web of Science Core Collections
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Social Sciences and Arts & Humanities citation indexes, useful for citation and subject searching for articles, books and reviews in the social sciences and related disciplines. Allows the identification of key articles in a discipline.
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