Highlighted Databases: Storytelling

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Storytelling is an art form that dates back centuries, encompassing both oral and written traditions, and a well-told tale is usually one that reveals something relevant, significant, or universal to the human experience. In today's world digital storytelling can take many forms: verbal, auditory, visual, and kinesthetic, with common elements for success: a natural arc -- or beginning, middle, and end; a clear narrative voice, or voices; compelling characters working to resolve inner conflict; a structured storyline, or plot; and insightful theme or themes.

In August we highlight resources about storytelling or narratives - whether they are fairytale, folklore, fable, drama, fantasy, fiction, horror, in whatever modality (spoken, printed, social media)-- and how they may be used for informational, educational, or entertainment purposes.

Academic Search Premier is a multi-disciplinary database with full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed 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.

Ebook Central-Academic Complete provides authoritative, full-text e-books in a wide range of subject areas along with powerful tools to find, use, and manage the information.

Education Education Full Text provides full text of articles from over 350 journals as far back as 1996, in addition to indexing of over 770 periodicals dating back to 1983. Content includes in-depth coverage of special education, with over 50 journals dedicated to this important topic, and more than 100,000 controlled and cross-referenced names of educational tests. Subject coverage includes adult education, continuing education, literacy standards, multicultural/ethnic education, teaching methods, and much more.

Education Research Complete is the definitive online resource for education research. This massive file offers the world's largest and most complete collection of full-text education journals. It is a bibliographic and full-text database covering scholarly research and information relating to all areas of education. Topics covered include all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and all educational specialties.

ERIC is the database of the Educational Resources Information Center, with articles, reports, curricula, conference proceeds, and much more, from 1966 to the present. The most comprehensive database on education, it is available in 3 platforms: Proquest, Ebsco, and the government site.

Humanities and Social Sciences Index Retrospective includes a wide range of interdisciplinary fields covered in a broad array of humanities and social sciences journals.

JSTOR Arts & Sciences provides access to more than 12 million scholarly academic journal articles, books, and primary sources in 75 disciplines, categorized under Area Studies, Arts, Business and Economics, History, Humanities, Law, Medicine & Allied Health, Science & Ma\thematics, and Social Sciences. It can be browsed by subject, by title, by collections, and by publisher.

LearnTechLib is an online resource for aggregated, peer-reviewed research on the latest developments and applications in learning and technology. It encompasses 30+ years and 135,000+ peer-reviewed full-text documents and abstracts of published international journal articles, conference papers from 265,000+ leading authors, and additional multimedia-rich resources. Including journal articles, conference papers, e-books, reports, dissertations, videos, keynote speeches, presentation slides, and webinars.


Professional Development Collection is 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. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports. Professional Development Collection is the most comprehensive collection of full-text education journals in the world.

Proquest Dissertations and Theses Global is a searchable and browsable database of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1743 to the present day. It also offers full text for graduate works added since 1997, along with selected full text for works written prior to 1997. It contains a significant amount of new international dissertations and theses both in citations and in full text. Designated as an official offsite repository for the U.S. Library of Congress, PQDT Global offers comprehensive historic and ongoing coverage for North American works and significant and growing international coverage from a multiyear program of expanding partnerships with international universities and national associations.

PsycInfo an electronic bibliographic database providing abstracts and citations to the scholarly literature in the psychological, social, behavioral, and health sciences. The database includes material of relevance to psychologists and professionals in related fields such as psychiatry, management, business, education, social science, neuroscience, law, medicine, and social work. Updated weekly, PsycINFO® provides access to journal articles, books, chapters, and dissertations.

Short Story Index provides access to more than 96,000 stories -- plus the full text of more than 4,000 stories. The periodicals included are those indexed in Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature and Humanities Index.

Shorty Story Index Retrospective, 1915-1983 cites short stories published from the 1830s to the 1980s


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Last Updated: 10:33 am, Tuesday, Jul 19 , 2022