Sources include journal articles, research reports, curriculum and teaching guides, conference papers, and books. Each year approximately 30,000 new records are added.
Subjects include adult, career, and vocational education information; technology assessment and evaluation; language and linguistics; disabilities and gifted education; reading and communication; educational management; teacher and teacher education; elementary and early childhood education; urban education; higher education and more.
Education Source provides full text access for more than 1,800 journals, as well as indexing and abstracts for thousands more. Also including are full text for 550 books and monographs, and full text for numerous education-related conference papers. Education Source is an upgrade from Education Research Complete.
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. Education Source also covers areas of curriculum instruction as well as administration, policy, funding, and related social issues.
A successful search strategy uses both keyword searching and subject searching:
Try a keyword search in the online library catalog. Keywords are natural language terms.
Review the list of results. Look for items whose content matches your research topic.
Once you have identified an item(s), click on the title to view the full information. Review the contenct notes (if available). Note the subject headings which identify relevant subjects that best match your research topic.
Conduct a new search. This time, select a subject search. Use any of the subject headings that you identified in your keyword search.
Note the location, call number, and status of items.