February Databases: Citizenship Education"Citizenship education can be defined as educating children, from early childhood, to become clear-thinking and enlightened citizens who participate in decisions concerning society. ‘Society’ is here understood in the special sense of a nation with a circumscribed territory which is recognized as a state."
-- United Nations, Citizenship Education for the 21st Century
In February we highlight research resources that inform the meaning and significance of citizenship education, as well as early initiatives by Teachers College.
Academic Search Premier is a multidisciplinary database providing full text for more than 4,600 journals, including nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals.
America History and Life is an index of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. The database indexes journals from 1964 to present and includes citations and links to book and media reviews.
ERIC is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education to provide extensive access to educational-related periodical literature, ERIC (which stands for Educational Resources Information Center) provides coverage of conferences, meetings, government documents, theses, dissertations, reports, audiovisual media, bibliographies, directories, books, and monographs. In addition to this version, made available via the ProQuest platform, ERIC is also accessible via the U.S. government ERIC site and through Ebsco ERIC.
Education Full Text provides comprehensive coverage of an international range of English-language periodicals, monographs, and yearbooks. Indexing coverage begins June 1983; abstracts are included beginning spring 1994; full text of some journals is available beginning in January 1996.
Education Research Complete provides indexing and abstracts for more than 2,100 journals, as well as full text for more than 1,200 journals, and includes full text for nearly 500 books and monographs.
JSTOR, a scholarly journal archive, provides page images of back issues of the core scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences from the earliest issues to within a few years of current publication. Users may browse by journal title or discipline, or may search the full-text or citations/abstracts. New issues of existing titles and new titles are added on an ongoing basis.
Pocketknowledge is the digital archive of Teachers College, Columbia University. The work of Teachers College in social studies education is amply documented in the Records of the Citizenship Education Project, 1949-1957, a program funded by the Carnegie Foundation that sought to develop innovative curricula and methods and to create new ways of bringing these products to teachers throughout the United States so that they might be widely implemented. The records document both the content of this experiment and the plans, procedures, and problems associated with implementation.
Professional Development Collection is designed for professional educators and provides a highly specialized resource of nearly 520 high-quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. The database also contains more than 200 educational reports.
ProQuest provides broad multidisciplinary coverage of scholarly journals, newspapers, dissertations, and other types of publications; for international coverage and access to full texts of dissertations only, search Dissertations and Theses Gobal, a subset of ProQuest.
PsycINFO (Ovid) covers the scholarly literature in the psychological, social, behavioral, and health sciences.