Highlighted Databases: The Art of Performance

Gottesman Libraries


We highlight research resources that support current initiatives and programming, as we reflect on academic year 2017-2018 and prepare for 2018-2019. Stay tuned for the upcoming Staff Performance Review Exhibit in Offit Gallery, Third Floor, beginning mid August!


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.


APA PsycNet is a single search interface for PsycARTICLES, PsycBOOKS, PsycCRITIQUES, and PsycEXTRA.

  • PsycARTICLES is a full-text database of journals published by the American Psychological Association and other publishers in subject areas such as applied psychology, health, theory, research, social/personality, and more.
  • PsycBOOKS is a full text database of books published by the American Psychological Association, classic books, and entries from the Encyclopedia of Psychology.
  • PsycCRITIQUES is a full-text reviews of current books and some popular films, videos, and software, as well as comparative reviews of books in the field of psychology.
  • PsycEXTRA is a gray literature database comprised of material written for professionals and disseminated outside of peer-reviewed journals; documents include newsletters, magazines, newspapers, technical and annual reports, government reports, consumer brochures, and more.


Art Source is a merger of high-quality databases from EBSCO Publishing and H.W. Wilson (Art Full Text, Art & Architecture Complete, Art Restrospective), and including many unique sources that were never previously available, this database covers a broad range of related subjects, from fine, decorative and commercial art, to various areas of architecture and architectural design. This database features full-text articles as well as detailed indexing and abstracts for an array of journals, books, podcasts and more. International in scope, Art Source includes periodicals published in French, Italian, German, Spanish and Dutch and is designed for use by a diverse audience, including art scholars, artists, designers, students and general researchers.


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.


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 Jan. 1996. Indexing and abstracting coverage is identical to that of Education index and Education abstracts.


JStor 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.


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


PsycINFO (Ovid) is database that provides systematic coverage of psychological literature from the 1800s to the present.

Vocations and Careers Collection


Vocations and Careers Collection is a Gale database for career and professional development research.


World's Fairs : A Global History of Expositions brings together multiple archives for rich research opportunities in this diverse topic. Nine case studies form the basis of this resource: 1851 Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations, London ; 1876 Centennial International Exhibition, Philadelphia ; 1889 Exposition Universelle, Paris ; 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago ; 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis ; 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco ; 1933/34 Century of Progress International Exposition, Chicago ; 1939/40 New York World's Fair, New York ; 1967 Expo '67, Montreal. These represent some of the most prominent and influential expositions in history, and have been selected based on the advice of our Editorial Board and the existence of appropriate archival collections. The aim of each case study is to offer a comprehensive insight into the fair, from the earliest planning stages to the legacy it leaves behind, and to represent multiple perspectives including the official, the corporate and the personal. Each case study also includes a range of material types to support this.



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The Peanut Man: Detail Of GL00-SB04-FC00-0073 (n/a, 1904 - 1922), by C. Bedford, from The Students of Arthur Welsey Dow Collection, Courtesy of the Gottesman Libraries, Teachers College, Columbia University



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