The core databases for this discipline are Education Research Complete and ERIC.
For assistance, contact research specialist Jennifer Heise,, x3675.

Name Description Guide
Academic Search Premier

Interdisciplinary database of newspapers, magazines and journals, with full-text for a majority of the articles. Also includes a searchable file of images.


Glossary of education terms, phrases, buzzwords and jargon.
Also in print at Reference LB15 .R285

Education Research Complete

Education Research database searches education-related publications. Full text of many journals as well as some books and conference papers.

ERIC (Education)

Selective index of journal articles in Education and reports in Education from 1966 to the present.


Catalog of U.S.Government Publications. Documents from 1976 onward can be found in this catalog. Links to full text where available. (free website)

Google Scholar

This free, interdisciplinary resource indexes the available text of scholarly journal sites and scholarly website collections on the Internet, and allows citation searching.
Make sure Scholar Preferences are set to include Library Links from Drew to check subscription content availability; some collections, however, are not linked.

International Handbook of Educational Evaluation

A handbook discussing principles, history, and practice of both student and program assessment in education.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Children’s Literature

Encyclopedia covering children’s literature, international in scope.

Professional Development Collection

Aimed at educators, librarians and education researchers. Contains 520 peer-reviewed, abstracted and indexed journals, and educational reports. (From the NJ State Libraries)

Proquest Education Journals

Full text for about 600 education publications, plus indexing for about 300 more.

Proquest Research Library

A general index to popular, professional and scholarly publications. Many full text articles available.


Indexes and abstracts the international journal, and book literature in psychology and related disciplines since 1887.

SAGE Reference Online

A collection of over 300 encyclopedias and handbooks covering a wide array of topics in the humanities and social sciences.

Statistical Abstract of the United States

A comprehensive collection of statistics related to social, political and economic conditions in the United States.  Published annually by the government since 1878; as of 2013 published by Proquest.  Updated monthly.

Statistical DataSets

Research tool with over 15 billion economic, legal, governmental, political and education-related data points from both licensed and public domain sources.

Web Sites

The core databases for this discipline are Education Research Complete and ERIC.
For assistance, contact research specialist Jennifer Heise,, x3675.

  • BEN portal

    National Science Digital Library (NSDL) Pathway for biological sciences education. The BEN Portal provides access to education resources from BEN Collaborators and is managed by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

  • Condition of Education

    Federally sponsored statistics collection on U.S. Education.

  • Doing Biology

    Case-based science education text “about the history and nature of science, about science in practice-about doing biology.” Each of the 17 chapters is a guided inquiry (with biographical details) of specific instances in biology. By scientists Joel Hagen, Douglas Allchin, and Fred Singers.

  • Foundation Center

    The premier resource for grant seekers.

  • FREE — Teaching Resources and Lesson Plans from the Federal Government

    Use government resources in your classroom!

  • Get the Math

    This video and interactive site provides an intriguing introduction to the use of algebra in the real world. Includes videos and interactive challenges for students as well as teacher materials. Topics include Hip-Hop Music, Fashion, Basketball, Videogames, Restaurants, and Special Effects.
    Produced by The Moody’s Foundation, WNET and American Public Television.

  • Index of Learning Theories and Models

    Definitions and descriptions of theories and models of how people learn.

  • Martindale’s The Reference Desk

    Links to online resources on a wide variety of topics

  • Math Forum @ Drexel University

    Information and resources for K-16 math teachers from Drexel University, with partial funding from NSF.

  • National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ)

    Reports and news on teacher education and quality

  • National Writing Project – Improving the Teaching of Writing in the Nation’s Schools

    Federally funded program on the teaching of writing and professional development for teachers of writing. Research projects and reports.

  • Nature of Science and the Scientific Method

    An excellent overview of the basic concepts of science/scientific method for teachers. By Christine V. McLelland, for The Geological Society of America, August 2006.

  • NOVA ScienceNow Education

    Teacher’s guides, organized by subject, to “NOVA resources for bringing science, technology, and engineering to life in educational settings.”

  • OER Commons

    This “Open Educational Resources” commons collects and organizes educational materials and resources that are free to use and openly license. Classified by grade level, subject area, and material type, and includes both subject teaching and classroom management materials.

  • Online Poetry Classroom

    Resources on using poetry in the classroom. “For Educators – – Poetry, Poems, Bios & More.”; from the Academy of American Poets.

  • PBS Teachers: STEM Education Resource Center

    Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Resources for Grades PreK-12. Use the tabs at the top to narrow by grade level.

  • Southern Education Foundation – publications

    “The Southern Education Foundation (SEF) works to advance creative solutions to ensure fairness and excellence in education for all.” Publications date back to the 1950’s

  • States Perform

    “States Perform provides users with access to interactive, customizable and up-to-date comparative performance measurement data for 50 states in six key areas: fiscal and economic, public safety and justice, energy and environment, transportation, health and human services, and education. “

  • Teaching as Leadership

    From Teach for America. Tips and rubric for teaching, including a ‘diagnostic’ leading to how-to guides and information on common pitfalls. (Many files in PDF)

  • Teaching Channel

    Streaming videos of teaching practices, techniques, tips and activities, directed to the K-12 classroom. Free registration allows you to download videos and/or comment.

  • The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education

    Updated guidelines for using copyrighted media in the classroom under the ‘fair use’ rights, as well as educational materials and videos about copyright.

  • U.S. News : Education

    From U.S. News & World Report, their special section on Education. Useful for finding out the U.S. News college, graduate school, online and high school rankings, as well as some education-related advice and news. (Remember to view rankings skeptically, though.)

  • Usable Knowledge from Harvard Graduate School of Education

    “Research for Education Leaders, Teachers, Principals, School Policy Makers”

  • Writing in College – A Short Guide to College Writing

    From the University of Chicago