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Education Librarian Introduction

Hello! My name is Christine Mueller and I am the Personal Library liaison to the School of Education.

I can help support you by providing library research help by assisting you to find high quality sources for your papers and projects.

Find ways to reach out to me on University Library's Ask A Librarian page.

I look forward to working with you!

Finding Databases by Subject

Databases are collections of information sources that offer research materials specific to subject disciplines.

First, review how to find databases by subject disciplines.

Then, find video tutorials for Education databases below.


How to Find Databases

From the library homepage, select the "Databases" tab.

Databases tab

Selecting Databases

Use the "All Subjects" dropdown menu to see all of the subject areas available.

Database Subjects Menu

Choosing Subject Databases

When researching, think about the subjects that are a part of your topic. What subject areas are included in your topic?

Select subject databases that are relevant to your topic. For example, if you're topic is how does packaging color affect consumer purchasing decisions, you would consider subject databases that cover Marketing and also Psychology.

Help with Databases

Many databases have a similar look and feel to "Advanced Searching" in Search@XU with the 3 search boxes and ways to refine your search results. Some have unique interfaces. Please ask a librarian for help navigating any databases that you think may be useful to your research.

Finding Databases by Subject Video Tutorial

After the following introductory video tutorial, find Education database tutorials below.

Education Database Video Tutorials


Education Research Complete

Education Research Complete is the definitive online resource for education research. Topics covered include all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education, and testing. 

Video Tutorial for Education Research Complete



ERIC (Educational Resource Information Center) - Government Database

Books1993-present; journals 1966-present
This database contains abstracts and indexing for books (1993-present), ERIC documents, and journal articles in education research and practice. It includes descriptions and evaluations of programs, research reports and surveys, curriculum and teaching guides, instructional materials, position papers, and resource materials. It also provides links to the full-text of most ERIC documents from 1993-present.

Video Tutorial for ERIC


National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

This government resource provides fast facts, publications and reports, surveys, and datasets. It is produced by the US Department of Education.

Video Tutorial for NCES - Coming Soon

Education Databases