The ERIC database (Educational Resources Information Center) is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education to provide access to educational-related literature. ERIC provides coverage of journal articles, conferences, meetings, government documents, theses, dissertations, reports, audiovisual media, bibliographies, directories, and books.
ProQuest Education Database covers not only the literature on primary, secondary, and higher education but also special education, home schooling, adult education, and many related topics. Most articles are offered in full-text.
Full-text scholarly content from journals and books, covering the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Subjects include ethnic and women’s studies, the arts, medicine and health, philosophy and religion, technology and mathematics, literature, and history.
JSTOR archives images and full text of scholarly journals. Subscriptions include: Arts and Sciences Collections I through XV, the Ireland Collection, the Jewish Studies Collection, and the Life Sciences Collection.
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