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    PsycInfo (EBSCOhost)
The PsycINFO database, American Psychological Association's (APA) renowned resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. It contains over 3 million records and summaries dating as far back as the 1600s with one of the highest DOI matching rates in the publishing industry. Journal coverage, which spans from the 1800s to the present, includes international material selected from around 2,500 periodicals in dozens of languages

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    ERIC (Government Version) 1966 to present
Indexes and abstracts education-related journal articles and reports (known as ERIC Documents) from 1966 to the present. Currently includes over 1.4 million citations. Citations to journal articles have accession numbers starting with EJ. Citations to ERIC Documents have accession numbers starting with ED.

    Professional Development Collection
Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 550 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports. In addition to full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for more than 700 journals.

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

    Education Index Retrospective 1929-1983
Education Index Retrospective: 1929-1983 indexes more than 800 periodicals and yearbooks, and cites approximately 850,000 articles, including book reviews. Subject coverage includes adult education, continuing education, literacy standards, multicultural/ethnic education, teaching methods and much more. It is the precursor to the Education Abstracts database.

    Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print
Detailed information about English-language standardized tests covering educational skills, personality, vocational aptitude, psychology, and related areas. Includes full text reviews from Mental Measurements Yearbook when available.

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    Primary Search 1984 to present
Primary Search provides full text for over 90 popular magazines and 2000 books for elementary school research. All full-text articles are assigned reading level/readability indicators (Lexiles). In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for nearly 100 magazines. Includes the Encyclopedia of Animals and Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia. Also provides the American Heritage Children's Dictionary and thousands of relevant photos, maps, and flags. Full text backfiles go as far back as 1989, while indexing and abstract backfiles go as far back as 1984.

    Testing and Education Reference Center
Testing & Education Reference Center includes information on standardized tests, scholarships and careers. It includes over 300 practice tests and courses ranging from SAT to GMAT to ASVAB and more. Use any of the dozens of ebooks with study material and practice tests. Search for information on over 4,000 accredited schools as well as scholarships. Utilize the resume builder with over 1,000 brainstorming phrases to get you started developing your resume. Additional career modules are available which cover subjects from career change to salary negotiations.

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