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Higher Education Databases - Find Articles, etc.
For specific results on "teaching in an academic field", select a database from your academic discipline's [Subject Guides]. The databases are listed in the order of likely best results.
ERIC (Education Resource Information Center) large professional education database. Search for [Descriptors] including: Service Learning, Character Education, Public Service, Volunteer Teaching, Citizenship Education, School Community Programs, Student Participation, School Community Relationship, Experiential Learning, Student Volunteers.
Professional Development Collection Professional Development Collection is a highly specialized database of full-text electronic information especially for educators, professional librarians and education researchers.
Education Full Text Education Full Text 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. Some full-text
PsycINFO The American Psychological Association database for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations. This is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. Full-text articles from PsycARTICLES are contained in PsycINFO.
Searching for Dissertations & Theses: The publishing world has changed for dissertations and theses. You may find full-text or 25-page previews in subject-related databases (ProQuest Central, ERIC, CINAHL, etc.).
- If you've already identified a dissertation or thesis and are seeking the full-text version, try searching the graduating institution's website or library for that dissertation/thesis title.
- Otherwise, try the following tools to identify the literature - and - if you've lucky - score a free copy of one.
- If you cannot locate a free copy, use RaiderLoan to borrow a circulating copy from the graduate's home library.
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Department Liaison Librarians
Every academic department and many service departments and college initiatives are assigned a librarian. The liaison librarian is the designated information specialist for your department. Work of the liaison librarian may include:
- attending academic department meetings to better understand your curriculum needs.
- creating and curating Subject Guides supporting your department.
- handling collection development (selection & weeding) in all formats making up the library collections supporting your department.
- working on outside accreditation efforts; please contact your librarian one year prior to accreditors' visit.
- one-on-one and/or department information literacy sessions for faculty.
- advice on copyright issues.
- assistance with OER materials.
- creating information literacy materials for classes taught within the library's instructional program.
- assisting departmental committees with research-related needs.
If your department does not have a liaison librarian, please contact Nan Schichtel at 616-234-3082.
Other Subject Guides of Interest