Databases for Educators

Research Databases for Educators Full Text Coverage
  • ERIC (EBSCOhost) Authentication Required
    ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, contains more than 1,300,000 records and links to more than 317,000 full-text documents.
some 1966-
  • Educator's Reference Complete (Gale OneFile) Authentication Required
    A selection of more than 450 full-text academic journals, hundreds of full-text reports, and many premier reference sources. Included content focuses on educational principles, child development and psychology, and best practices in education.
some 1980-
  • Professional Development Collection Authentication Required
    Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports.
all 1989 -
  • New York Times in Education
    An instructor resource for using the New York Times in the classroom. Browse lesson plans and article recommendations by discipline. Users must create an account using their Normandale email address and log in for access. Note: The New York Times in Education site is currently not a secure site. Use a password you do not use anywhere else when creating your account. (We’ve brought the issue to New York Times’s attention.)

Databases For K-12 Students

These databases are commonly used in K-12 classrooms. We provide them here so that aspiring educators become familiar with the research resources K-12 students use.

Databases Common for K-12 Students Full Text Coverage
  • Primary Search Authentication Required
    Provides full text for more than 70 popular magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990.
some 1990-
  • Middle Search Plus
    Provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Middle Search Plus also contains 84,000 biographies, 105,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 453,000 photos, maps and flags.
  • Middle School (Gale In Context) Authentication Required
    Middle School (Gale In Context) brings together content from the former Discovering Collection, Junior Reference Collection, and InfoTrac Junior Edition. Covers literature, science, social studies, and U.S. and world history subjects.
most varies
  • High School (Gale In Context) Authentication Required
    Covering history, literature, science, social studies, this database provides reference material, full-text periodicals and newspapers, primary sources, creative works, and multimedia, including hours of video and audio clips and podcasts.
some 1980-
  • MAS Complete-High School Authentication Required
    Contains full text for popular high school magazines, full text reference books, biographies, primary source documents, and an Image Collection containing photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded full text backfiles for key magazines.
most 1975-
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