Adventure Education Research Guide

The Adventure Education program at Prescott College includes a wide variety of courses and areas of study, including Alpine Mountaineering; Environmental Perspectives and Whitewater Rafting; Expeditionary Rivers: Arctic: Canoeing Alaska; SCUBA Diving & Marine Natural History; Whitewater Rafting; Rock Climbing & Geology; Rock Climbing & Yoga; Introduction to Rock Climbing; Sea Kayaking & Marine Natural History; Adventure Education; Explorers & Geographers; Geography of the Eastern World; Maps & Wilderness Navigation; Origins & Directions in Adventure Education; Outdoor Education & Recreation; Rock Climbing for Women; Rock Climbing; The Whole Athlete; Women's Topics in Wilderness Leadership; and various Special Topics.

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias  |  Keywords  |  Article Databases  |  eJournals  |  Web Resources   |  Citation Styles  |   Organizations

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias


EdSpeak: A Glossary of Education Terms, Phrases, Buzzwords, and Jargon

Key Concepts in the Philosophy of Education


On the Reference Shelf:

Climbing: The Complete Reference

The Shambhala Encyclopedia of Yoga



Books and journal databases each have their own "controlled vocabulary" - using the appropriate language will give you the most specific search results.

EBSCOhost ProQuest Library Catalog
Experiential learning Experiential learning  Experiential learning
Outdoor education Outdoor education  Outdoor education
Adventure education  Adventure AND Education  Adventure education
Adventure therapy Adventure AND Therapy  Adventure therapy

 Article Databases

  • EBSCOhost includes Academic Search Premier, ERIC, Education Research Complete and Environment Complete.  Full-text articles are available over 4,700 journals, including more than 3,700 peer-reviewed titles. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for all 8,250 journals in the collection.
  • GoogleScholar   "enables you to search specifically for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research. Use Google Scholar to find articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web".
  • JSTOR  is a trusted archive of important scholarly journals. JSTOR is not a current issues database. Because of JSTOR's archival mission, there is a gap, typically from 1 to 5 years, between the most recently published journal issue and the back issues available in JSTOR. Prescott College subscribes to Arts & Sciences Collections I and IV, Biological Sciences Collection, and Language & Literature Collection.
  • ProQuest including Research Library, provides one-stop access to a wide range of popular academic subjects. The database includes more than 3,820 titles—over 2,550 in full text—from 1971 forward.


full text, academic content

More free education e-journals can be found at the Directory of Open Access Journals.

Web Resources

 Web Resources

Citation Styles  

Handouts provide help in writing style, formatting your paper, and citing your sources, both in-text and in the References/Bibliography section.   

  • APA: The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association Style, 6th edition



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