December Databases: Special Education


In recognition of the International Day for Persons with Disabilities on December 3, 2013 and events celebrating the 125th Anniversary of Teachers College, we highlight key research resources that cover the literature of special education. Pocketknowledge is the digital archive for Teachers College. It includes the papers of prominent faculty members, including Elizabeth Farrell, pioneer in the field of special education; Ignacy Goldberg, one of the foremost educators in the United States and across the world in the field of special education; Frances Connor, the Richard March Hoe Professor Emeritus of Education; Ann Mulholland, Associate Professor of Education and Coordinator, Programs for the Hearing Impaired; Leonard Blackman, professor emeritus of education and psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University; and Harry Passow, the Jacob H. Schiff Professor Emeritus at Teachers College, was an internationally known expert on urban education and the education of the gifted. It also includes access to dissertations, articles, and other rich resources in the field of special education. Academic Search Premier contains indexing and abstracts for more than 8,300 journals, with full text for more than 4,500 of those titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles. Education Full Text offers comprehensive coverage of an international range of English-language periodicals, monographs and yearbooks. The full text of articles, with indexing cover to cover, from hundreds of journals, make this an essential resource. Coverage includes about 79 journals (37 with full text) not covered by ERIC's Current Index to Journals in Education (CIJE)). 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. ERIC, the database of the Educational Resources Information Center is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education to provide extensive access to educational-related literature through two main parts: Current Index to Journals in Education and Resources in Education. ERIC provides coverage of journal articles, conferences, meetings, government documents, theses, dissertations, reports, audiovisual media, bibliographies, directories, books and monographs from 1966 to the present, with full text ERIC documents available online from 1993 and up. PsycInfo provides citations and abstracts to journal articles and English language books from 1806 to the present in the professional and academic literature in psychology and related disciplines including medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, and linguistics.

Last Updated: 12:00 pm, Friday, Oct 18 , 2013