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Finding Articles


Education-Related Databases and Indexes:

Education - Most Useful

Psychology - Most Useful


ERIC Education Resources Information Center (CSA) provides access to more than 1.2 million abstracts of journal articles and other education-related documents produced by practioners and researchers. CSA also provides saved searches, email alerts and other education-related databases.

Included is full-text access to ERIC Documents (ED) from 1996 to present. ERIC Documents from 1966-1993 are available on microfiche and can be requested from Pascal using the ERIC Document request form.

ERIC is also available in a free web-based version.

Education full text

Includes comprehensive coverage of an international range of English-language periodicals, monographs and yearbooks. Coverage includes about 79 journals not covered by ERIC. This database includes article citations from 1929 to present. In most cases if there is not full-text available the Find it at CU icon will connect to the full-text. Requires VPN software to access off campus.


This is an archival collection (2003-earlier) including more than 50 major peer reviewed education journals including those published by the American Education Research Association. This full-text collection does not contain the most recent publications.


Index with citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations, and technical reports, covering psychology and the psychological aspects of related disciplines, such as medicine, education, psychiatry, anthropology, business, and law. Produced and copyrighted by the American Psychological Association.

Web of Science
Provides access to current and retrospective bibliographic information, author abstracts, and cited references found in 5,700 of the world's leading scholarly science and technical journals covering more than 164 disciplines.
Coverage: 1970 - present. CU

Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)
Provides full text journal coverage for nearly all academic areas of study - including social sciences, humanities, education , computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies.
Coverage: varies. CU


Organizing the Literature Search:

Use RefWorks, EndNote Web, EndNote, Zotero, or some other citation management tool. You will be able to keep track of citations, organize your literature reviews, insert citations easily into your paper, as well as create bibliographies. It will save you a huge amount of time in the long run.

A personal online database and bibliography creator that allows users to create a personal database online, import references automatically from multiple databases, organize references, and quickly format bibliographies and manuscripts. You will need to create a login and password. Provided by the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries.

How do I use RefWorks?

Receive personalized resource alerts from Chinook

You can customize Chinook, the CU library catalog, so that you automatically receive email alerts of new resources added to the library collection.

Current Awareness Services:

Databases such as CSA ERIC allow you to set up automatic searches and Table of Contents alerts for journals. You will need to create an account in CSA ERIC which will allow you to save searches, get e-mail alerts, and recieve journal alerts.

You have to be logged into My Research to access the links below.