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Development Education - Online Databases

Academic Search Complete

Subject: Multidisplinary
Content : Full text to more than 8,000 periodicals, including more than 6,000 peer-reviewed journals, across a broad range of subject areas including the social sciences and the humanities

Short online tutorial on using this database

Business Source Complete

Subject: Business, Sociology, Law, Administration
Content: Full text access to over 3,500 journals covering management, economics, finance, accounting, international business, human resources, marketing, psychology and sociology

Short online tutorial on using this database

Education Source

Subject: Education
ContentThis database provides scholarly research and information to meet the needs of education students, professionals, and policy makers. It covers all levels of education — from early childhood to higher education — as well as all educational specialties such as multilingual education, health education, and testing.  The contents includes full text for more than 2,000 journals, 550 books and monographs, nearly 1700 education-related conference papers and citations for nearly 4 million articles, including book reviews


ERIC - Educational Resources Information Center

Subject: Education, Teaching
Content: The database, with a North American focus, contains more than 1 million abstracts (and some full text) of education-related documents and journal articles, with coverage back to 1966.

***See also International ERIC***



Subject: Geography, Science
Content: Established by the American Geological Institute (AGI) in 1966, GeoRef is AGI's most comprehensive geosciences database with worldwide coverage growing by more than 100,000 references a year. The database contains over 3 million references to geoscience journal articles, books, maps, conference papers, reports and theses

Geoscience World

Subject: Geography, Science
Content: Full text of journals in the area of geosciences

Google Scholar

Subject: Multidisciplinary
Content: Google Scholar enables you to search for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research. The service can be used to find articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web.

International ERIC

Subject: Education, Teaching
Content: Summaries of articles from British & Australian and American education journals with some linked fulltext.


Subject: History, Politics, Philosophy, Education, Social Sciences
Content: An archive of the full text of nearly 1,800 of the core research journals in the fields of humanities, social sciences and science. Current journal issues are not included.

OECD iLibrary

Subject: Multidisciplinary
Content: Full text of OECD reports, journal articles and statistics

Oxford Reference Online

Subject: Reference
Content: Dictionaries, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press

Project Muse

Subject: Arts & Humanities
Content: Covering the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science and gender studies, Project Muse offers over 500 full text titles from over 60 scholarly publishers.

Sage Journals Online

Subject: Humanities, Social Science, Science, Business, Technology and Medicine
Content: Full text of over 500 journals in the fields of business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology and medicine


Subject: Science, Computer Science, Engineering, Electronics, Social Science, Humanities
Content: The full text of more than 1,200 Elsevier Science journals in the life, physical, medical, technical, and social sciences.



Subject: All subjects
Content: Full text of nearly 2000 journals from Springer-Verlag

Web of Science

Subject: Multidisciplinary, Science, Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities
Content: A multi-disciplinary citation database covering over 10,000 of the world's highest impact research journals. It consists of the three databases: the Science Citation Index Expanded (1945-present), the Social Sciences Citation Index (1956-present) and Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1975-present).). It also provides cited reference searching.

Wiley Online Library

Subject: Multidisciplinary, Science, Informatics, Engineering, Business, Social Sciences
Content: Summaries of journal articles

Wilson Omnifile - (OmniFILE Full Text Mega)

Subject: Multidisciplinary
Content: With the full text of articles from over 2,500 publications, and indexing and abstracts from nearly 3,600 publications, this database provides invaluable support for research in all core undergraduate subjects and for cross-disciplinary work.

World Development Indicators

Subject: Business
Content: A comprehensive database of development information covering more than 600 indicators from over 200 countries, and 18 regional and income groups. The extensive collection includes data on population, income, social, economic, financial, natural resources and environmental indicators from 1960 onwards.


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