Last Updated: Feb 22, 2013
In your coursework you are expected to use high quality, scholarly sources of information. The following tutorial will help you understand what scholarly sources are.
The Reference Desk is staffed until 10PM Sunday-Friday and until 8:00pm on Saturday.
Send your question to the Reference Desk via email - email@example.com Allow 24 hours for a response.
Schedule a Research Appointment
Contact the library for an appointment with a Reference Librarian: Schedule Research Help
Here are links and brief descriptions of the Library databases that can be used to find articles about education.
- ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center
Indexes both journal articles (EJ) and ERIC documents (ED).
"Documents" include books, research and technical reports, dissertations, conference proceedings and other non-journal sources of information.
ERIC indexes more than 850 education journals. The full-text of most of these resources is available online.
ERIC is available in two interfaces, EbscoHost or Proquest. (Same content, different search features) This links to EbscoHost search interface.
- Proquest Education Journals
Indexes over 800 education related periodical titles.
Full text access is available for 650 titles.
- Google Scholar (not a Library database but...)
Access Google Scholar from the Library's webpage so it will link you to full-text articles that are available from the Cheng Library.
Look for the link, Full-Text @ Cheng Library.
Many other full text resources (books, ERIC documents, etc.) are accessible through Google Scholar.
- Academic Search Complete
Large, interdisciplinary full-text database contains over 8,500 full-text publications, including academic journals, magazines, books, and trade publications. Offers broad subject coverage for a variety of disciplines, including anthropology, area studies, ethnic and multicultural studies, and many other fields. Partially funded by the the New Jersey State Library.
The library offers workshops to help students, faculty and staff learn how to research, reference and access library resources from their office or home computer. Library workshops are available throughout the semester, both in the Library and at Valley Road. Check this link for dates, times, and location.