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Find Education Articles

Journal articles can provide current information, various points of view on your topic, and information that is not covered in books. Search article databases like the ones recommended below when you need to find journal, magazine, or newspaper articles written about education and related topics.

When you have found citations for articles you would like, use the "Find It!" button to determine availability for the article. This function will tell you whether the Mount library owns the journal or will provide a link to the full-text, when available.

  • ERIC: Educational Resources Information Center (EBSCO)
    Indexes education-related research from 1966 to the present that appears in ERIC documents and in more than 775 journals.
  • Education Research Complete (EBSCO)
    A bibliographic and full text database covering scholarly research and information relating to all areas of education.
  • Education Full Text (EBSCO)
    Indexes and abstracts articles from English-language periodicals and yearbooks published in the United States and elsewhere. English-language books relating to education published in 1995 or later are also indexed.
  • PsycINFO (1967-present)
    Index and abstracts of articles, books, chapters, dissertations, and reports in psychology, 1967 to the present. Includes or has links to full text.

Find Education Books

When looking for books, videos or DVDs on any topic, try these methods:

  • Use FOCUS to locate books, videos and other items owned by the Mount Library.

  • Use the OhioLINK catalog to search for items in other Ohio college and university libraries. Follow the prompts in the catalog to request that items be sent to you at the Mount Library.

  • Another option is to go directly to other OhioLINK member libraries, such as Miami University, UC or Xavier, present your Mount AllCard and check out items directly from their collections.  Refer to Local Libraries’Catalogs for a full listing of local libraries.

  • Use the catalog of the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County to locate items owned by the Public Library. Search the Public Library at

  • Try electronic book databases such as OhioLINK's Electronic Book Center or EBSCO eBook Collection
  • TIPS:

    When searching library catalogs, you might begin with a subject search.

    Examples of subject search terms:

    Art, Study and teaching

    Multicultural education

    Nursery schools

    Education — History

    Developmentally disabled children — Education

    Education, Elementary

    If you are not sure of what subject to search, try using a keyword search. Keyword searching lets you search for words in the title, publisher, and subject heading fields. There are many ways to search library catalogs, so if you need assistance, don’t hesitate to Ask a Librarian.

    For some people, browsing the education section of the Mount Library’s book stacks can be helpful. To do this use a call number range:

    Call # Range Subject
    370s, 2nd Floor Education
    371s, 2nd Floor School management; special education
    372s, 2nd Floor Elementary education
    373s, 2nd Floor Secondary education
    374s, 2nd Floor Adult education
    375s, 2nd Floor Curriculums
    376s, 2nd Floor Education of women
    377s, 2nd Floor Schools and religion
    378s, 2nd Floor Higher education
    379s, 2nd Floor Public policy issues in education;

    Government regulation, control, support

    CURRIC + Dewey call number, 3rd Floor Curriculum Collection: Teacher editions, student textbooks, workbooks; academic content standards from Ohio Department of Education

      Find Education Reference

      Dictionaries, encyclopedias and handbooks offer background information, define terminology and can lead to other resources. The Library has both print and electronic education reference resources, which include:

      Encyclopedia of Education
      LOCATION: MSJ Library, Reference (1ST FL) R 370.3 E56 2003

      Education and Technology: An Encyclopedia
      LOCATION: Online:

      Elementary Education: A Reference Handbook
      LOCATION: Online:

      Middle Grades Education: A Reference Handbook
      LOCATION: Online:

      Special Education: A Reference Handbook
      LOCATION: Online:

      Encyclopedia of Special Education
      LOCATION: MSJ Library, Reference (1ST FL) R 371.903 E56 2007

      Encyclopedia of American Education
      LOCATION: MSJ Library, Reference (1ST FL) R 370.973 U57 2001

      Standards and Schooling in the United States
      LOCATION: Online:

      World Education Encyclopedia
      LOCATION: Reference (1ST FL) R 370.3 W927w 2002


        Find Resources on Educational Tests and Measurements

        Contact the test publisher or author to obtain a test. Publishers may require that a test be administered by a licensed professional. Before administering a test or survey, consult your instructor and the College of Mount St. Joseph’s Institutional Review Board. "Under no circumstances should human research data be collected prior to written Institutional Review Board approval."

        If you are looking for journal articles on a particular test, use the Find Education Articles section above.

        Some examples of educational test and measurement journals include Educational & Psychological Measurement, Journal of Educational Measurement, Educational Assessment, Studies in Educational Evaluation: SEE.

        Use the following resources to locate test reviews and contact information for test publishers:

        • Mental Measurements Yearbook (Buros Institute of Mental Measurements)
          Contains descriptions, critical reviews and references for standardized tests covering educational skills, psychology and vocational aptitude.
          LOCATION: MSJ Library, Reference (1ST FL) R 016.15 B967 1940-present
          Search online at (Ninth Mental Measurements Yearbook through the current edition.)

        Find Curriculum Collection

        The Mount Library’s Curriculum Collection is located on the Third Floor of the Library. This collection includes teacher-editions, student textbooks and workbooks for subjects taught in elementary and secondary schools, and academic content standards from the Ohio Department of Education, Office of Curriculum and Instruction. Items in the Curriculum Collection are listed in FOCUS at  and have a call number label CURRIC or REF CURRIC.

        In addition to the print Curriculum Collection, the Library also offers access to EBSCOhost databases that are designed specifically for a K-12 audience and are likely to be found in many Ohio K-12 school media centers and libraries. Many of these K-12 full text and multimedia resources are ideal for inclusion in "curriculum webs." Please see Databases for Students K-12 for more information.

        Also available is the Open Educational Resources Commons (OER). The OER is a "comprehensive open learning network where teachers and professors (from pre-K to graduate school) can access their colleagues’ course materials, share their own, and collaborate on affecting today’s classrooms."  The OER offers an extensive collection of free online lessons on a variety of subjects.



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