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Article Databases and Indexes
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This database offers the world's largest and most complete collection of full-text education journals, and encompasses an international array of English-language periodicals, monographs, yearbooks, and many unique sources that were never previously available, covering all levels of education--from early childhood to higher education--as well as all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education and testing.
This version of the ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) database is licensed by the MINITEX Library Information Network with state appropriations from the Minnesota Higher Education Services Office (MHESO) and the Minnesota Department of Education, and provides access to education-related journal and non-journal literature.
Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes
To gain off-campus access to articles from library journal subscriptions, change the Library Settings to University of Minnesota Twin Cities in Google Scholar (see this tutorial) Use Google Scholar to find articles from academic publishers, professional societies, research institutes, and scholarly repositories from colleges and universities. Look for the "FindIt@U of M Twin Cities" links in your Google Scholar search results to access library subscriptions. Learn more: Google Scholar FAQ
Search within a comprehensive interdisciplinary collection of journal article citations. Subjects generally covered are within Science and technology, arts and humanities, and social sciences . Use the citation web to find articles and journals with the most impact. Coverage runs from 1975 to the present. Find help on their website.
General Reference Sources
Dissertations and Theses
Dissertations and theses from over 1000 universities. Doctoral dissertations are indexed for almost all North American graduate schools and many European universities. Masters theses from selected schools only. Provides bibliographic citations for older titles. Abstracts are included for dissertations since 1980 and for masters theses since 1988. Some dissertations, beginning with 1997 publication dates, are available digitally. These include the University of Minnesota and other CIC member universities.
Dissertations completed at the University of Minnesota
Periodical and Newspaper subscriptions
Electronic Journal Collections
The Chronicle of Higher Education is the number one news and job-information source for college and university faculty members, administrators, and students.
To have direct access to Chronicle.com from any remote location, create a personal account using a University of Minnesota e-mail address. The log-in link is provided in the upper right-hand corner.
Societies, Agencies, and Organizations
Official Agency & Organization Websites
The Observatory was established in 2002 in response to the growing prevalence of cross-border developments in the higher education arena, and their significance for education leaders and policy-makers. By identifying emerging trends and analysing 'best practice' in policy, assessment and quality assurance frameworks, The Observatory strives to separate the 'hype' from reality by conducting high-level research and disseminating it to higher education policy-makers and leaders.