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        Finding Journal Articles


    The databases below are subject guides to journals, magazines, newspapers, and so on. For more choices see the Library home page.

    Use the Journal A-Z List on the library home page if you want to browse a particular journal title.

    • ERIC (Education)
      -Abstracts and some full text for over a million journal articles (EJ numbers)
      -Published and unpublished education materials such as school system reports, conference papers, research reports, etc. (ED numbers)
      -Most EJ numbers accessible through Journal A-Z List
      -Many recent ED numbers available online in full text; others on microfiche
      -Dates of coverage: 1966+
      --Link to NCSU tutorials on using ERIC
    • Business Source Complete
      -Sample topics: career development, job fairs, vocational guidance, career changes, retirement options, discrimination, job satisfaction, etc.
      -Considerable full text
      -Dates of coverage: 1984+. Some as early as 1922.
    • Learning Express Library
      -Practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, ebooks and information to prepare for school of help you land a job
      -Includes sample standardized tests such as SAT, TOEFL, Praxis, occupational practices tests for licensing and certification, aptitude tests, etc.
    • SocIndex with Full Text (SIFT) (EBSCO)
      -Some full text
      -Key subjects: sociology, social psychology, ethnic and gender studies, marriage and family, social development, family conflict, etc.
      -Sample topics: work-life balance, dual career couple, work-family conflict, division of labor
      -Dates of coverage: varies but some from 1895+
    • PsycInfo
      -Abstracts and some full text for journals and book chapters
      -Sample topics: behavioral issues of children, attention deficit disorder, learning difficulties, etc.
      -Using PsycInfo
      -Dates of coverage: 1872+
    • EBSCO (articles on many subjects)
      -Simultaneously search any combination of the 20+ EBSCO databases
    • Education Index (EBSCO)
      -Searches Education Full Text and Education Index Retrospective simultaneously
      -Strong on educational and psychological topics at all educational levels
      -Advantages compared to ERIC: indexes most of the core education journals and many of them are full text. Disadvantages: subject headings are not as varied or clear as ERIC nor is the subject coverage as deep or varied so it can be hard to find the right terms to get articles on your topic
      -Indexing 1929+; abstracts added from 1994+
    • JSTOR
      -Full text of hundreds of scholarly journals in a variety of disciplines including education
      -Includes all older issues from volume 1 through the last 1-7 years

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