Doing Research in Sociology in the Princeton University Library
 Education Resources 


Education Resources: ERIC and Education Full Text subscription databases.

Unique Features - Or Nearly So.

  • A broad range of material on children and young people is found in the Education literature. It is not limited to classroom learning.
  • Grey Literature in full text is often included, and cannot be found elsewhere or through the Main Catalog.

Both scholarly writing and professional literature in the field of Eduction matter in Sociology. Gender, race, ethnicity, class, identity, all are dealt with for children and young people within Education resources, and often not at all or only in a tangential way in other disciplines. Furthermore, research and analysis for children and young people in related fields such as Sports, Health, and even the applied fine arts Fashion are often included in Education. And yet, without a professional school in Education, Princeton does not collect at a comprehensive level many education resources, inclding books, documents from the field, or even a broad range of journals. Therefore it is especially important to use the full text aspect of the two sources listed below to get the text of articles and reports important for your research in Sociology.  If you need journal articles and books in Education that Princeton does not hold in paper or electronic format, it is critical to allow enough time to acquire them through Borrow Direct or Interlibrary Loan.

ERIC, the U.S. Department of Education's Educational Resource Information Center database, indexes some two thousand digests of education documents, with full text for most.  It also indexes and provides abstracts, but not full text, from about a thousand educational and education-related journals. The FIND IT AT PUL (SXF) button in a number of instances will bring up an electronic copy. Failing that, Borrow Direct for books and InterlibraryLoan for any type of material can be used,.

Education Full Text indexes some 80 core international periodicals, monographs, and yearbooks, with direct full text for articles in about 40 of those journals.Topics include a wide range of contemporary education issues, including government funding, instructional media, multicultural education, religious education, student counseling, competency-based education, and information technology. The FIND IT AT PUL (SXF) button in a number of instances will bring up an electronic copy. Failing that, Borrow Direct for books and InterlibraryLoan for any type of material can be used.


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