Indexes & Databases for Education-related research
Where should you start your research? Most education-related topics are covered in the ERIC database, but if you're doing a comprehensive literature review, then you'll need to search your topic in at least a few databases, including PsycInfo, and Web of Science. You'll also benefit by searching your topics in CatSearch and even Google Scholar, as no single search tool indexes everything published on a topic. Not finding what you need? Ask a Librarian! We're available by phone, email, appointment, etc.!
SRM provides material to guide users through every step of the research process. SRM includes more than 1000 books, reference works, journal articles, and instructional videos by academics from across the social sciences, including a collection of qualitative methods books.
The primary education research database: includes articles and other resources, including lesson plans, theses, dissertations, and more. ERIC is also available directly on the Web at http://eric.ed.gov/.
The primary database for research in psychology, PsycInfo provides access to the international literature in psychology and related behavioral and social sciences, including psychiatry, sociology, anthropology, education, pharmacology, and linguistics.
Find the full text of theses and dissertations done at MSU and beyond. If a thesis or dissertation from another institution isn't available full text in our database (pre 1997) inquire about making an Interlibrary Loan Request: 406-994-3161.
Measuring Your Impact: Impact Factor, Citation Analysis, and other Metrics: Citation Analysis Overview of h-index, Eigenfactor, Impact Factor (IF), Journal Citation Reports, Citation Analysis, and other tools.