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Useful databases for searching articles specific to education.

Covers education journals and reports from 1966 to the present.
Education Research Complete
Scholarly research in all areas of education, with full-text access to 1400 journals and 550 books. This includes topics such as early childhood education, higher education, testing, multilingual education, and health education.


The following are a few education resources available on the internet.

Gateway to 21st Century Skills

A repository of lesson plans, activities, and other education resources. Sponsored by the National Education Association.

What Works Clearinghouse

Reviews the research on education programs, practices, and policies to help educators make informed decisions.

Educator’s Reference Desk

Curriculum materials, subject-based guides to information, plus ERIC search interface.

Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Encyclopedias and dictionaries are a good source for background information on a topic, and often include bibliographies that can point you towards books and articles. Click on the titles below to see their location and availability in the library.

Encyclopedia of American Education Covers all aspects of education past and present, including educational movements, biographical information on prominent educators, health issues, legal issues, publications, organizations, schools, programs, and tests.

Encyclopedia of Educational Research Includes articles, with extensive bibliographies written by some of the most prominent people in the field of education.

Encyclopedia of School Psychology Features the latest research on school learning, motivation, and educational assessment.

Learning Theories A-Z A dictionary of over 500 terms relating to learning theories and environments, including an annotated bibliography.

Statistical information

United States

National Center for Education Statistics

Collects, analyzes, and disseminates data related to education in the U.S.

2012 Statistical Abstract — Education

The education section of the Statistical Abstract, published annually through 2012, compiles education-related data from multiple federal agencies. Historical abstract information dating back to 1789 is also available.


A compilation of data about issues relating to child well-being.


WI Department of Public Instruction — Data

The official source for statistics and data about education in Wisconsin.


World Bank EdStats

Provides data and analysis on the state of education worldwide.

Education for All Assessment

Reports of an extensive 2000 UNESCO assessment of education around the world.

Government Links

The U.S. Government provides a variety of help to educators through various agencies. Below is just a tip of the iceberg when it comes to government resources.

CAELA Network Resources

Resources from the Center for Adult English Language Acquisition (CAELA) project, including documents of interest to teachers, administrators, students, and researchers interested in education of adult English language learners and links directly to many resources online.

Smithsonian Education

Includes a searchable database of lesson plans.


Educational materials from NASA through their NASA Quest program.

National Gallery of Art Activities

Lessons and activities from the National Gallery of Art.

Andrew Prellwitz

Prellwitz, Andrew

Librarian-User Services and Director of Lane Library

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