SMU Online Resources

Subject: Education

Resource Titles


Academic OneFile
Description:  A collection of peer-reviewed, full-text articles in HTML and PDF format with coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature, and other subjects; intended primarily for academic researchers. It also contains podcasts and transcripts from NPR, CNN, and the CBC, as well as full-text New York Times content to 1995.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Academic search complete
Description:  A scholarly, multidisciplinary database providing indexing and abstracts for over 10,000 publications, including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, and others. Also includes full-text access to over 5,000 journals. Offers coverage of many areas of academic study including: archaeology, area studies, astronomy, biology, chemistry, civil engineering, electrical engineering, ethnic & multicultural studies, food science & technology, general science, geography, geology, law, mathematics, mechanical engineering, music, physics, psychology, religion & theology, women's studies, and other fields.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Dissertations & theses
Description:  Includes citations for over 2.7 million dissertations and theses from around the world, ranging from 1861 to those accepted last semester. Dissertations published from 1980 forward include 350-word abstracts; master's theses from 1988 forward include 150-word abstracts. Where available, PQDT provides twenty-four page previews. More than 1.2 million are available for download in PDF format.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Education in video
Description:  Education in Video provides an online collection of video for the study of teaching methods and education theory. Upon completion, the collection will contain more than 1,000 video titles totaling 750 hours of teaching demonstrations, lectures, documentaries, and primary-source footage of students and teachers in actual classrooms give education students a way to observe the intricacies of behavior, tone, facial expression, and body language that define effective teaching styles.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Education research complete
Description:  "Education Research Complete is the definitive online resource for education research. This massive file offers the world's largest and most complete collection of full text education journals. Education Research Complete also covers areas of curriculum instruction as well as administration, policy, funding, and related social issues"--Database description screen.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
ERIC [EBSCO]
Description:  Provides access to education literature and resources. The database provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. ERIC provides full text of more than 2,200 digests along with references for additional information and citations and abstracts from over 1,000 educational and education-related journals.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
ERIC [U.S. Department of Education]
Description:  ERIC is a Web-based digital library of free education-related sources of interest to educators, researchers, and the general public, and consists primarily of electronic bibliographic records describing journal and non-journal literature. The collection is to be expanded to include full-texts of articles and other electronic resources such as audio and video materials.
Access:  Internet (Government Information, General Access)
GrantsWeb
Description:  Resource for finding research administration items on the Internet. The SRA webmaster combs the web regularly to identify the hottest links for research administrators. The site is divided into the following categories: government sites, policy information & OMB circulars, general resources and private funding resources
Access:  Internet (General Access)
International Children's Digital Library
Description:  "The materials included in the collection reflect similarities and differences in cultures, societies, interests, lifestyles, and priorities of peoples around the world."--Project Overview page.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
Job & career accelerator
Description:  Job & Career Accelerator is an integrated online career and job search platform. Comprehensive Career Information: A fully integrated interest assessment, career exploration, and job search platform that helps job seekers explore careers that match their interests and expectations. Powerful Resume Creation: Resume Builder, packed with more than 120 model resumes.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
JSTOR
Description:  Provides image and full-text online access to back issues of selected scholarly journals. Consult the online tables of contents for holdings, as coverage varies for each title.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
LearningExpressLibrary
Description:  Online guide to test preparation in basic skills and career advancement. Access to over 800 online practice tests. Prepare for college and graduate school admissions test including the SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, and MCAT. Also includes preparation tests for US citizenship.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Literature for children
Description:  "Literature for Children is comprised of volumes from the Departments of Special Collections at several of the State University System of Florida libraries. It is a growing collection of digitized titles published, predominantly in the United States and Great Britain, from the 17th through the 20th centuries. The collection is of international significance for researchers who study historical, cultural, social and literary aspects of children's literature. More than half of the volumes collected here are unique among collections of children's literature elsewhere, whether in paper, microform, or digital format."--About the collection page.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
National Institute for Early Education Research
Description:  This website provides access to research and statistics about early childhood education, including The State of Preschool annual yearbook, publications of the institute, assessment database, and standards database.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
Professional development collection
Description:  Developed for professional educators, this is a highly specialized collection of nearly 550 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. The majority of full text titles included in the database are available in native (searchable) PDF, or scanned-in-color. Full text information in the Professional Development Collection dates as far back as 1965.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Project Muse
Description:  Provides full-text online access to all journals published by the Johns Hopkins University Press. Disciplines covered are humanities, social sciences, and mathematics.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Psychology & behavioral sciences collection
Description:  The Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection provides nearly 575 full text publications, including 550 peer-reviewed journals, covering topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods. In addition to the full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for all journals in the collection. Can be searched independently, but also allows users to conveniently link to full text from citations within PsycINFO. Nearly all full text publications included in this database are indexed in PsycINFO. The majority of full text titles in this database are available in native (searchable) PDF, or scanned-in-color. Full text information in this database dates as far back as 1965.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
PsycINFO
Description:  Contains citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations, and technical reports, in the field of psychology and the psychological aspects of related disciplines, such as medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, anthropology, business, and law. Journal coverage, dating back to the 1800s, includes international material selected from more than 1,700 periodicals written in over 30 languages. Current chapter and book coverage includes worldwide English-language material published from 1987-present. Over 60,000 references are added annually through weekly updates. PsycINFO is produced and copyrighted by the American Psychological Association, all rights reserved.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Scholarship search
Description:  Locate scholarships, internships, grants, and loans that matched to education level, talents, and background.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
Social sciences citation index
Description:  Multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the social sciences. It fully indexes more than 1,725 journals across 50 social sciences disciplines, and it indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 3,300 of the world's leading scientific and technical journals.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
SocINDEX with full text
Description:  "SocINDEX with Full Text offers comprehensive coverage of sociology, encompassing all sub-disciplines and closely related areas of study. These include abortion, criminology & criminal justice, demography, ethnic & racial studies, gender studies, marriage & family, political sociology, religion, rural & urban sociology, social development, social psychology, social structure, social work, socio-cultural anthropology, sociological history, sociological research, sociological theory, substance abuse & other addictions, violence and many others. SocINDEX with Full Text contains full text for 708 journals dating back to 1908. This database also includes full text for more than 780 books and monographs, and full text for 9,333 conference papers."--About the database.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Teacher reference center
Description:  "Provides indexing and abstracting for over 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals to assist professional educators."--Database information page.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Teacher's domain
Description:  Teacher's Domain is a multimedia digital library for K-12 science and social studies teachers and students. The website includes classroom-ready resources, media-rich lesson plans and professional development resources organized by grade level, discipline and subject.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
UNESCO Institute for Statistics
Description:  Contains global and internationally comparable statistics on education, literacy, science, technology, culture and communication. The Data Centre contains over 1,000 types of indicators and raw data.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
WorldCat
Description:  Provides access to book and archival collections from over nine thousand university, large public and research libraries around the world. Items can often be requested and obtained through the library's interlibrary loan department.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)