Creativity: April Databases

The literature of creativity, imagination, and innovation in education runs deep, permeating all subject areas. In preparation for the Creativity, Imagination, and Innovation Symposium on April 28th and 29th, we highlight key resources. Primary sources in the Gottesman Libraries include the Historical Art Collections, as well as many additional resources in Pocketknowledge, the digital archive. Examples include the papers of Maxine Greene, A. Harry Passow, and Robert Thorndike. Featured here are select databases for finding information on this important topic. Digital Dissertations provides subject, title, and author access to almost all American dissertations accepted at an accredited institution since 1861. Masters theses have been selectively indexed since 1962. Abstracts are included for doctoral dissertation records from July 1980 to the present and for masters theses from 1988. In addition, the full text of dissertations published since 1997 (and some from earlier dates) is available. ED/IT Lab is a valuable online resource of peer-reviewed and published international journal articles and conference papers on the latest research, developments, and applications related to all aspects of Educational Technology and E-Learning. The AACE Digital Library enables users to conduct scholarly research; keep current on the latest research and publications in their fields; access and fully search publications in an easy and efficient manner; maintain their academic interests in the area of information technology in education; and receive Table of Contents Alerts prior to publication. ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) provides extensive access to educational-related literature. In addition, ERIC provides coverage of conferences, meetings, government documents, theses, dissertations, reports, audiovisual media, bibliographies, directories, books and monographs. The information is included in two files: RIE (Resources in Education) and CIJE (Current Index to Journals in Education). JSTOR: The 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. Linguistics and Language Behavior Behavior Abstracts indexes and abstracts articles in the study of language,including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics and descriptive, historical, comparative, theoretical and geographical linguistics. PsycInfo provides citations and abstracts to journal articles and English language books in the professional and academic literature in psychology and related disciplines including medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, and linguistics. Wilson Omni File provides electronic access to full text articles, page images, article abstracts, and citations from thousands of sources. Offering a combined search of five Wilson databases in Education, General Science, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Business; and the Readers' Guide Full Text, this database covers information from from 1982 onward. Also be sure to see the research resources listed on Databases by Department: Arts and Humanities, as well as the Research Guide for Arts and Humanities.

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