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Sources for education-related topics

Search Research Databases

The Library subscribes to around 35,000 journals, mostly online. (Only SSU students, faculty and staff may access these resources.)

You may want to search databases individually, in order to limit the results you get to only academic journal articles. Searching by individual databases also allows you to use metadata (information about your article) in order to efficiently find more related items.

The top databases for Education research are:

If you wish to expand your search to other databases to be more comprehensive:

Childcare and Early Education Research Connections is another online resource offering "research and data resources for researchers, policy makers, practitioners, and others." The project is a partnership between the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University; the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the Institute for Social Research, the University of Michigan.

Interlibrary Loan

If you need an article that we don't have in print or online, you can use Interlibrary Loan (or ILL) to request a copy from another library. Articles will usually be delivered to you electronically, usually within 24 hours. 

How do I get articles from Google Scholar?

Google Scholar screenshot showing the location of the Settings link

Do you use Google Scholar? Make it more effective by linking it to the Library and gaining access to our subscriptions. 

Go to Google Scholar. Click on Settings, then Library Links in the left-hand column. Type in "Sonoma State University," check the box next to Sonoma State University, and save. Your search results will now include a Find It@SSU link. Click on Find It for full-text articles available from the SSU Library.