EDUC 277A: Systemic Educational Reform I

UC-eLinks and Citation Linker

Article Databases or Indexes can search multiple journal titles at once. Sometimes the index will link to full text online; sometimes the index will give you only the citation. Clicking the UC e-links button will check to see if the article is available online, and if not, it will check for a print version through Melvyl - the catalog for all 10 UC libraries.

What if there isn't a UC e-links button? Sometimes you find an article in a bibliography, a book or a footnote -- and you want to see if we have it. The Citation Linker searches through our online databases to see if it is available fulltext. If not, it sets up a search for the paper journal in Melvyl. And if we don't have it at Berkeley, it lets you request it through Interlibrary Loan.

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Find Articles

There are hundreds of online databases that cover all kinds of material and all of the disciplines that are taught at Berkeley.  Some of the core databases for this class are listed below.

JSTOR: Education and Project MUSE: Education search and display the fulltext of highly respected scholarly academic journals -- and unlike most e-journals, JSTOR goes back to the very first volumes -- but it doesn't include the past three to five years.

  • ERIC
    Indexes education journals, articles and unpublished documents on education research and practice. ERIC is from the U.S. Department of Education, and the free version was recently redesigned, adding some great new features.
  • ProQuest Social Sciences
    Because education is interdisciplinary, it's helpful to search other databases in the social sciences. This includes psychology, political science, economics, social services and sociology.
  • Academic Search Complete
    A multidisciplinary index to articles in more than thousands of journals, many are available fulltext.
  • Education Source (formerly Education Full Text )
    Indexes articles from English-language periodicals and yearbooks on all topics related to education.
Last Update: December 17, 2012 15:36