Education Research Guide

The Education program at Prescott College includes a wide variety of courses and areas of study, including Assessment & Measurement; Characteristics & Practices in the Young Child's Behavior; Children & Nature; Classroom Management; Child Growth & Development; Curriculum Design; Early Language & Literacy; Health, Safety, & Nutrition; Learning Theories; Science: Methods & Practice, and various Special Topics.

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias  Keywords Article DatabaseseJournalsWeb Resources Research Methods  Citation StylesStatisticsOrganizations

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias


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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
Access to Education Bilingual Education Early Childhood Education
Instruction Outdoor education Educational Assessment
Lifelong Learning  Nontraditional Education STEM Education
Curriculum Teaching Methods  Urban Education

Article Databases

  • EBSCOhost, including Academic Search Premier and Environment Complete.  Full-text articles in 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.  EBSCOhost includes ERIC and Education Research Complete.
  • 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 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

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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