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Education Databases

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Search everything the Library has (books, databases, DVDs, journals, plays, and more) with one simple search.

Academic Search Complete
Full text and/or abstracts for scholarly publications covering most academic areas. Large collection of peer reviewed journals and an extensive image collection.

Academic Video Online 
Provides online streaming video of multidisciplinary topics including documentaries, interviews, performances, news reels and more (formerly known as VAST: Academic Video Online).

The African American Experience
Full text database providing in-depth coverage of the history and culture of African Americans.

The American Indian Experience
Full text materials and accounts of Native American history from an indigenous perspective.

CQ Researcher
Provides comprehensive analysis of issues in the news media, including topics related to health, international affairs, the environment, education, U.S. economy, and technology.  CQ Researcher offers an overview, future outlook, chronology, and bibliography for each issue as well as a pro/con section that represents opposing points of view.

Ebook Central 
Provides full text access to electronic books covering a variety of subjects. This resource also allows the user to print and take notes electronically.

eBook Collection (EBSCO) 
Provides full text access to electronic books covering a variety of subjects. This resource also allows the user to automatically cite, print, and take notes electronically.

ERIC - Education Resources Information Center
Indexes / abstracts of articles and documents on education research and practice. Includes lesson plans, educational bibliographies, and more.

Films On Demand
Provides access to a variety of online academic streaming videos. Please consult the FAQ section for connection and browser requirements.

History: Academic Video Online 
Provides access to online videos for the study of history. Videos include newsreels, archival footage, and important documentaries (formerly known as American History in Video).

JStor
Full text articles from the Humanities, Social Sciences, and selected science areas. Most recent 2-5 years not included.

Kanopy
Provides access to over 26,000 online films from thousands of producers. Touching on all topics, featured producers in Kanopy's collection include Criterion Collection, PBS, HBO, and many more.

The Latino American Experience
The Latino American Experience is a full-text database that explores the history and culture of U.S. Latinos.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
Indexes periodicals, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, online information retrieval, etc.

Literary Reference Center
A comprehensive full text literary reference database, which provides a broad spectrum of reference information including detailed information on the most studied authors and their works.

New York Times 
Provides full text access to extensive news, multimedia and archives from the New York Times. Follow the link provided to register with your Point Park email address and claim your academic pass.

Project MUSE
Provides full text access to articles from acclaimed Humanities and Social Sciences journals. Project MUSE also has a vast selection of journal titles from many of the world's leading university presses and scholarly societies.

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Full Text: The Humanities and Social Sciences Collection
Provides access to a comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses in the humanities and social sciences.

Sage Online
Provides full text access to prestigious scholarly journals in Business, the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Technology, among others.

Statista
Provides statistics related to a variety of fields, including media, advertising, finance, politics, etc. Located in one simple, easy-to-use database, Statista’s information is pulled and compiled from market research, trade publications, scientific journals, and government databases.

USA.gov
The portal to government information provides a search engine to access official information and services from the U.S. government.

Vocational & Career Collection
Full text coverage of trade and industry-related periodicals.

Journal List

To search for a particular newspaper, magazine or journal in the Library’s collection, use the Journal List.

Library Books / DVDs

Education books generally have call numbers that begin with L and are located on the Lower Level of the Library. Please note that the Library has an extensive Children’s Literature collection located on the Main Floor of the Library. DVDs are shelved alphabetically by title on the Lower Level of the Library. Please use PointCat: Find Books & More for more detailed information.

How to Cite Resources

RefWorks
RefWorks can help you save, organize and share references. References can be added to your Microsoft Word documents as in-text citations and reference lists formatted in any citation style you choose.

First time user? 
Create an account using your Point Park email address

Returning users? 
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EasyBib 
EasyBib is a free tool to help you quickly create citations for your papers. EasyBib supports the MLA, APA, and Chicago citation styles, as well as several others.

First time EasyBib user? 
Create an account using Point Park's registration code - PointPA257

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The links below can also assist you in formatting your citations according to APA, MLA and all other major citation guidelines. You can use them for quick reference or in-depth treatment of a particular citation style. Questions about citations and formats? Ask a Librarian. But remember, your professor is the ultimate judge.

Purdue OWL: APA Formatting and Style Guide 
Purdue OWL: Chicago Manual of Style 
Purdue OWL: MLA Formatting and Style Guide