July Databases: English Teacher Education

The Gottesman Libraries


In July we highlight resources that support study, teaching, and research in the field of English Teacher Education or the teaching of English in the classroom. These databases are intended to supplement current offerings of the College and special summer initiatives, including the annual Literacy Unbound Program.


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. See also Academic Search Complete, a scholarly, multidisciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887.


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. Descriptors (official subject terms) worth considering for an ERIC search: Aesthetics; Basic Writing; Beginning Reading; Cultural Differences; Early Reading; Emergent Literacy; English Curriculum; English Instruction; English Literature; English Teacher Education; English Teachers; Language Arts

Literacy Education; Literature; Nonfiction; Reading Instruction; Social Differences; United States Literature; Writing (Composition).


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.


Essay & General Literature Index – Indexes essays and articles contained in collections of essays and miscellaneous works published in the United States, Great Britain, and Canada; areas covered include the humanities and social sciences, with subject coverage ranging from economics, political science, and history to criticism of literary works, drama, and film.


Humanities and Social Sciences Retro – Provides coverage of journal articles in the humanities and social sciences from 1907 through 1984.


Humanities Full Text – Abstracts, bibliographic indexing, and full text from scholarly sources and specialized magazines in the humanities. Indexing begins in 1984, full-text coverage in 1995.


Literature Online is a fully searchable library of English and American poetry, drama, and prose, plus biographies, bibliographies, and key secondary sources.


MLA International Bibliography – Indexes critical materials on literature, languages, linguistics, and folklore. Provides access to citations from worldwide publications, including periodicals, books, essay collections, working papers, proceedings, dissertations, and bibliographies.


Professional Development Collection – 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. 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


Proquest Dissertations and Theses Global


Social Sciences Full Text – Provides coverage of English-language journals across social science disciplines, with indexing from 1983, abstracting from 1984, and select access to full text from 1984 to the present.


Also see Databases by Genre: K-12 Resources, including Children's Literature Comprehensive Database and TeachingBooks.net




Last Updated: 1:50 pm, Thursday, Jun 14 , 2018