Selected Resources for: Education, Higher

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Subject Librarian:

Laurel Haycock

This subject covers: education at the college or university level. Includes undergraduate, graduate and post-doctorate study.

Article Databases and Indexes

* Premier Resources *

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.

Full texts of articles in academic journals covering the arts, humanities, social sciences, and sciences. JSTOR provides backruns from the date of each journal's initial publication to recent issues. In some cases there may be a backlog of several years. JSTOR also increasingly offers the full texts of complete monographs, including books on music.

Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes

The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database, Academic Search Premier provides full text for thousands of scholarly (peer-reviewed) publications.

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.

Indexes nearly 600 education journals as far back as 1929. Includes book reviews.

Journal Citation Reports provides easy access to data that helps you evaluate and compare approx 8,400 scholarly and technical journals worldwide. Includes the Impact Factor for these journals.

Covers the social sciences, including anthropology, history, industrial relations, information science and library science, law, linguistics, philosophy, psychology, psychiatry, political science, public health, social issues, social work, sociology, substance abuse, urban studies, and women's studies.
Provides bibliographic citations, plus author abstracts "for approximately 60% of the articles in the database." Each citation also includes a list of references cited in the source article. In addition, it is possible to retrieve a list of works that have cited a specific author or a specific earlier work.
Indexes articles, reviews, letters, etc. from over "1,700 journals spanning 50 disciplines, as well as covering individually selected, relevant items from over 3,300 of the world's leading scientific and technical journals."
Producer/Publisher is The Institute for Scientific Information, which also produces its print/CD counterpart, Social Science Citation Index.

General Reference Sources


Links to information on rankings and directories about higher education.

Dissertations and Theses

Periodical and Newspaper subscriptions

News Sources

The Chronicle of Higher Education is the number one news and job-information source for college and university faculty members, administrators, and students.

Societies, Agencies, and Organizations

Official Agency & Organization Websites

"A non-profit, voluntary association of more than 9,000 admissions and registrar professionals representing approximately 2,300 institutions in more than 35 countries"

Accreditation and other activities to assure quality in higher education.

From the US Department of Education.

"The Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), established in 1965, is the only association focused on the promotion, advancement, and application of effective planning in higher education."

The Top American Research Universities report, from the Center for Measuring University Performance, at Arizona State U (formerly located at the U of Florida), charts the comparative performance and offers analysis and data useful for understanding American research university performance. A key feature of this report (available online and in print) is The Center's classification of universities into groups based upon nine quality indicators. Institutions that have more than $20 million in annual federal research expenditures and that rank within the top 25 on at least one of the nine measures fall into their definition of a top research university. In this study, they also present a second group of institutions--those ranking 26-50 on the same nine measures.

Statistics and Data

Statistical Resources

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the United States and other nations.

From the NCES: The Condition of Education; The Digest of Education Statistics; Indicators of School Crime and Safety; Projections of Education Statistics; Education Statistics Quarterly.

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