Education Psychology Library
Ed/Psych Library
UC Berkeley
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Berkeley, CA 94720

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Database Descriptions
Education, Psychology, Social Science**

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Academic Search Complete. Academic Search Complete is a multi-disciplinary database that indexes and abstracts articles in more than 10,900 journals in multiple languages from 1865. It provides bibliographic information and some full-text for over 5300 journals. UCB provides direct UC-eLinks access to full-text purchased by the UC Libraries.

Alcohol Studies. This database contains over 80,000 citations for journal articles, books, book chapters, dissertations, conference papers, and audio-visual materials related to the areas of alcohol and addiction studies.

America: History and Life. Indexes over 2,000 journals published worldwide on the history of the U.S. and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes all key English-language historical journals; selected historical journals from major countries, state, and local history journals; and a targeted selection of hundreds of journals in the social sciences and humanities.

American Periodicals. (1740-1900). Contains digitized images of more than 1,100 periodicals. Includes special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, children's and women's magazines and many other historically significant magazines.

APA eBooks. Collection of digitized books on psychology-related topics from American Psychological Association.

APA Handbook of Industrial and Organizational Psychology. (APA e-book) The Handbook offers an in-depth examination of several types of behavioral and structural issues, from both a theoretical and applied perspective. It explores how problems are diagnosed, how research is conducted, how interventions are implemented, and how they are evaluated. It examines current knowledge, probes unresolved and controversial topics, and looks at future theoretical, research, and practice trends.

ArticleFirst. Contains over 11,000 popular magazines and scholarly journals in the areas of social sciences, humanities, engineering, technology, popular culture, and general interest from 1990.

British Education Index. Indexes articles and documents concerning education in the United Kingdom and Commonwealth countries.

Business Source Premier. Business Source Premier is a database that indexes and abstracts articles from over 2,710 scholarly business journals covering management, economics, finance, accounting, international business. Educational finance and administration are included. It also contains company profiles, country reports, industry profiles, and market research reports. UCB provides direct UC-eLinks access to full-text purchased by the UC Libraries.

Children's Literature Comprehensive Database. CLCD provides access to information about children's literature and Pre K-12 media of all types, including reviews from respected publications. CLCD can also search for award-winning books, best books, and books on state reading lists.

Chronicle of Higher Education. Leading weekly news journal regarding American higher education.

Cognet. The CogNet Library, focused on cognition and brain science, provides a searchable collection of digitized handbooks, encyclopedias, textbooks, journals and ebooks, along with an archive of materials from brain science conferences. Texts are provided by The MIT Press and other publishers, professional associations, institutions, and individuals who are willing to publicly share access to online works. CogNet is a self-contained full-text database.

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology (Wiley e-book) Info A classic, well-respected 4-volume sourcebook in psychology. It covers multiple topics including: biological psychology, neuroscience, DSM diagnoses, treatment methods, tests and assessment, research methods, biographical entries and more.

Counseling and Psychotherapy Transcripts. Counseling and Psychotherapy Transcripts, Client Narratives, and Reference Works is a searchable collection of primary source material including transcripts of therapy and counseling sessions and first-person narratives. It also contains many Sage encyclopedias and handbooks on psychology, mental health and counseling. The database continues to grow and currently includes approximately 45,300 pages of material, including more than 9,000 pages of session transcripts, more than 17,000 pages of client narratives, and more than 18,000 pages of secondary reference material.

Counseling and Psychotherapy Videos. A large and rich online collection of videos available for the study of social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling. This collection continues to grow and currently contains more than 500 videos.

CQ Researcher. Provides full-text in-depth studies of current and historical social issues, including education and mental health. CQ is recognized for its unbiased, original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news. Reports are published 44 times a year by CQ Press, a division of SAGE Publications. CQ Researcher and its archive date back to 1923.

Digital Dissertations. Digital Dissertations, from ProQuest, indexes graduate dissertations from over 1,000 North American, and selected European, graduate schools and universities. Dissertations published since 1980, and master's theses since 1988, include brief abstracts written by the authors. UC dissertations since 1996 are free for downloading. Pre-1996 UC dissertations can be found via Oskicat. Other university titles can be borrowed through interlibrary loan or purchased online in a variety of formats.

eBrary. Collection of digitized books on multi-disciplinary topics, including social sciences.

EconLit. The most comprehensive index to scholarly journal articles in economics. 1969 - present. Some full-text. It also lists books and dissertations, and indexes articles within 'collective works' (books consisting of collections of essays or individual papers). Most citations include a searchable abstract.

ERIC. Education Resources Information Center, sponsored by the Institute of Educational Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. A bibliographic database and search engine for finding journal articles and full-text Eric Documents (reports, studies, white papers) in education. Journals and documents are indexed back to 1965. UCB provides direct UC-eLinks access to full-text purchased by the UC Libraries. See the Education Literature Guide for search tips.

Education Source. Education Source is a bibliographic and full-text database/search engine for identifying journal articles in education. More than 770 journals are indexed back to 1983. UCB provides direct UC-eLinks access to full-text purchased by the UC Libraries. See the Education Literature Guide for search tips.

Educational Research Abstracts. ERA is a bibliographic database and search engine for finding abstracts and full-text articles which cover current international research in education. Specific topics, in addition to general education, include: child development, educational management, educational technology, health education, higher education, literacy, multicultural education, sociology of education, special needs, and technical education and training. ERA is not linked via UC-eLinks; however, most items identified are available through ERA itself. If full-text is not available via ERA itself, citations identified may be found via Oskicat or Melvyl. See the Education Literature Guide for search tips.

Education Week. The leading weekly newspaper regarding American K-12 education. Archives are available via the UC Libraries' subscription.

ETS Online Research Library. Index to materials authored by Education Testing Service with some full-text reports.

Family and Society Studies. Provides citations and abstracts of literature dating back to 1970 in social science, social work, family studies and education. Source documents include related websites, internet documents, professional journals, conference papers, books, book chapters, selected popular literature, government reports, discussion and working papers, unpublished material such as poster sessions, statistical documents, theses, dissertations and other sources.

Handbook of Adolescent Psychology (Wiley e-book) A multidisciplinary handbook reflecting empirical work and new work in the study of adolescence, with contributions by leading psychology scholars.

Handbook of Social Psychology (Wiley e-book) First published in 1935, this is a leading reference work in the field of social psychology, with contributions by leading researchers.

International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. This encyclopedia provides substantive current information about key subjects in psychology, education and the social sciences.

International Handbook of Research on Teachers and Teaching. Examines new perspectives concerning teachers’ roles and the practice of teaching in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

ISI Web of Knowledge. ISI Web of Knowledge is an online academic database provided by Thomson Scientific. It provides access to many databases and resources, including Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), and covers about 8,700 leading journals in science, technology, social sciences, arts, and humanities, ISI Proceedings, Current Contents Connect, Medline, ISI Essential Science Indicators, and Journal Citation Reports (two editions: Science and Social Sciences).

ISI Journal Citation Reports. Part of ISI Web of Knowledge, this tool provides citation analysis and journal impact factors.

JSTOR. JSTOR is an archival multi-disciplinary database of articles published 3-5 years prior to today. It includes over 1000 scholarly journals and includes articles in the social sciences, education and psychology. Beginning in 2011, current issues for more than 150 journals will be available on JSTOR as part of the Current Scholarship Program.

Lexis-Nexis. Lexis-Nexis provides news, medical, legal, statistics, and business information. It includes over 6,000 individual titles of international, national and local newspapers and wire services; radio and television transcripts; and business, medical, industry, and legislative magazines, journals, and newsletters. It contains wide geographic coverage and translations from foreign-language sources.

Medline-Pubmed. PubMed is a search engine for accessing the MEDLINE database. PubMed is provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. PubMed comprises more than 20 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites. In addition to MEDLINE, PubMed also offers access to OLDMEDLINE for pre-1966 citations.

Melvyl. The UC-wide Library catalog identifies books, journal titles and more resources available via the UC Libraries print and digital collections.


OskiCat. The University of California Berkeley Library's catalog.

Oxford Scholarship Online. Collection of digitized books on multi-disciplinary topics including social sciences.

PAIS & PAIS Archives.
Contains social science, government, international relations, and political science. UCB provides direct UC-eLinks access to full-text purchased by the UC Libraries.

Periodicals Index and Periodicals Archive. Periodicals Index indexes millions of articles published in thousands of periodicals in the arts, humanities, and social sciences over a 300 year period. Periodicals Archive Online, provides a full-text archive of hundreds of digitized articles.

PILOTS. Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress. From the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in White River Junction, Vermont, PILOTS is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. It includes citations to current and retrospective literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health sequelae of traumatic events, without disciplinary, linguistic, or geographical limitations.

PrimateLit. PrimateLit indexes books, articles, dissertations, and reports concerning nonhuman primate behavior and psychology.

Project Muse. Project Muse indexes scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences from 1993 to the present. MUSE is the sole source of complete, full-text versions of titles from many of the world's leading university presses and scholarly societies. Currently, MUSE provides full-text access to current content from over 400 titles representing nearly 100 not-for-profit publishers. Topics include the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, and economics.

PsycBooks and PsycTests. PsycBooks is a full-text database that provides electronic access to thousands of scholarly and professional titles published by APA, including recent titles in psychological and behavioral science, plus a substantial backfile of classic and historic works. PsycTests is a research database that provides access to psychological tests, measures, scales, surveys, and other assessments as well as descriptive information about the test and its development and administration.

PsycCritiques. PsycCritiques contains reviews of current books and films dealing with psychology and psychiatry, including the 10-year backfile of Contemporary Psychology book reviews and all PsycCritiques weekly releases, from 1995 to the present week. UCB provides direct UC-eLinks access to full-text purchased by the UC Libraries.

PsycInfo. PsycInfo is a database/search engine for identifying psychological literature from the 1800s to the present. PsycInfo provides indexing of bibliographic citations, abstracts, cited references, and descriptive information for finding information in a wide variety of scholarly publications in the behavioral and social sciences. UCB provides direct UC-eLinks access to full-text purchased by the UC Libraries.

PsycLine. A searchable index to journal titles and article titles. This database is owned and managed by psychologist Dr. Armin Günther, University of Augsburg, Germany. A good source for widely used international journal titles. Check Oskicat, Melvyl or DOAJ for full-text.

Social Work Abstracts. Social Work Abstracts, produced by the National Association of Social Workers, Inc., is an index, search engine and database that contains more than 45,000 records in approximately 450 social work and related journals from 1977. Topics covered include homelessness, AIDS, child and family welfare, aging, substance abuse, legislation, community organization.

Sociological & Social Services Abstracts. Sociological Abstracts indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from 1,800+ journals, and provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers. Social Services Abstracts provides bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development. The database abstracts and indexes over 1,300+ journals and includes abstracts of articles and dissertations, and citations to book reviews. UCB provides direct UC-eLinks access to full-text purchased by the UC Libraries.

Springer eBooks. Collection of digitized books on multi-disciplinary topics including social sciences.

Urban Studies and Planning. Over 20 urban studies journals are available from Sage Publications. UCB provides direct UC-eLinks access to full-text purchased by the UC Libraries.

Web of Knowledge. Indexes over 8,000 of the leading journals in the arts, humanities, sciences and social sciences, providing searching of footnoted citations. Includes the Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Science Citation Index, and Social Sciences Citation Index. Provides citation ranking.

Women's Studies International. WSI indexes the core disciplines in Women’s Studies to the latest scholarship in feminist research. It covers sociology, history, political science & economy, public policy, international relations, arts & humanities, business and education. WSI draws from hundreds of essential sources including: journals, newspapers, newsletters, bulletins, books, book chapters, proceedings, reports, theses, dissertations, NGO studies, important websites & web documents, and grey literature. UCB provides direct UC-eLinks access to full-text purchased by the UC Libraries.

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