Education Resources

Education specific databases

Education Research Complete

Education Research Complete provides bibliographic and full text access to a range of education journals. Topics include all levels of education, educational specialties, testing, administration, policy and more. For more complete coverage of educational journals, search in conjunction Academic Search Premier or any other EBSCO database, by clicking "Choose Databases."

MAS Ultra - School Edition

MAS Ultra - School Edition collects articles from magazines aimed at high schoolers and makes them searchable. Biographies, maps and flags, reference books and a large collection of photographs are also available. Select the Lexile range for your students' reading level under "Limit your results." The information in MAS Ultra - School Edition is aimed at high school students and can be searched in conjunction with EBSCO Animals, Primary Search, History Reference Center and Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia by clicking "Choose Databases."

Primary Search

Primary Source provides full text access to the content of popular magazines for elementary school students as well as the Encyclopedia of Animals and the current edition of American Heritage Children's Dictionary. Select your students' Lexile level under "Limit your results." Primary Search can be searched in conjunction with EBSCO Animals, MAS Ultra - School Edition and Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia by clicking "Choose Databases."


PsycARTICLES is the premier database for access to full text articles from scholarly and scientific psychology journals. Limit your results by population group and characteristics for more relevant results. This database uses the APA's Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms; select "Thesaurus" at the top of the screen for searchable and browsable access. You can also search PsycARTICLES in conjunction with PsycINFO and Academic Search Premier by clicking "Choose Databases."


PsycINFO provides citations and abstracts for millions of journals articles, books, book chapters and dissertations in psychology, many with links to the full text of the document. The psychological aspects of other disciplines are also covered such as pharmacology, linguistics, sociology and education. You can also search PsycINFO in conjunction with PsycARTICLES and Academic Search Premier by clicking "Choose Databases."

Education reference ebooks

21st Century Education: A Reference Handbook

21st Century Education: A Reference Handbook highlights the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in the field of education ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century.

Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies

The Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies provides a comprehensive introduction to the academic field of curriculum studies for the scholar, student, teacher, and administrator. This two-volume set serves to inform and to introduce terms, events, documents, biographies, and concepts to assist the reader in understanding aspects of this rapidly changing, expansive, and contested field of study.

Encyclopedia of Education

Offers a complete view of the institutions, people, processes, roles, and philosophies in educational practice in the United States and throughout the world. Features biographies of influential educators; profiles of historic colleges and universities and of organizations active in the field; and an appendix of full text source documents, including education related legislation, international treaties, and testing methods. 8 volumes.

Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology

Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology provides an overview and an explanation of the major topics in the field of educational psychology, including topics in categories such as human learning and development (across the life span), motivation, measurement and statistics, and curriculum and teaching.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

This encyclopedia gives basic information about a variety of topics students may research. Some but not all of the articles contain pictures or graphics. The information in Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia is aimed at grade to middle school students and can be searched in conjunction with EBSCO Animals, Primary Search and MAS Ultra - School Edition by clicking "Choose Databases."

General/related databases

Academic Search Complete

This multidisciplinary database is a good place to start your research. For extra search capabilities, click "Choose Databases" and select more subject specific databases to simultaneously search.

ebrary Academic Complete(electronic books)

This collection of e-books includes approximately 47,000 titles in all academic subject areas. Search by title or author for specific books, or search by subject or keyword to find books on a specific topic. All of the e-books in this collection are available in full text.

Mental Measurements Yearbook

Mental Measurements Yearbook is a comprehensive guide to contemporary testing instruments in such fields as psychology, education, business and leadership. Select a testing category or publication date under "Limit your results" for more relevant search results. Click "Choose Databases" to select other relevant databases such as Academic Search Premier, PsycARTICLES and PsycINFO.


Statisa is a statistics portal that provides data on over 80,000 topics from more than 10,000 different sources including agriculture, advertising, health, hospitality, and consumer goods. The content is geared towards business and marketing statistical needs, with a focus on current (not historical) statistics. Ready made tables are available for downloading.


Use WorldCat to find books about a research topic that are not available at Holy Spirit Library. Search by title or author if you are looking for something specific, or search by keyword or subject to find something new. Click "Borrow this item from another library" to request a book from another library.

Education websites

Annenberg Media: makes multimedia resources from Annenberg Media available for free. These resources are categorized in multiple ways including by subject (arts, mathematics, science, etc) and education level (K-4, 5-8, 9-12, and college/adult).

C-SPAN Classroom

C-SPAN Classroom, which requires free registration to access content, provides free video clips in the following categories: principles of government, U.S. Constitution, Legislative Branch, Executive Branch, Judicial Branch, and political participation.

Connexions: Sharing Knowledge and Building Communities

Connexions provides educational modules that are created by collaborating educators. The subjects covered include the arts, business, math and statistics, and the social sciences.

International Children’s Digital Library: A Library for the World’s Children

A joint project of the University of Maryland and the Internet Archive, ICDL provides full text (and picture!) access to over 10,000 children’s books in 54 languages appealing to readers aged 3-13. The books are searchable and browsable, and the site offers a teacher training manual that details the many ways that ICDL can be used in a classroom setting. Registration is not required, but it allows you to save searches, create a bookshelf, and set a default language.

Learning Space - OpenLearn: The Open University

Learning Space gives free access to course materials from the Open University, including those in the education department. Subject specific forums are also available.

MERLOT: Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching

MERLOT offers free learning materials, modules, and assignments for evaluation. Free registration is required to participate in discussions or to add content.

NASA Science

The official website of NASA has special sections for educators, students (middle to high school level) and kids. The Educators section links to a variety of sources such as the NASA Office of Education, educators’ resources for the Earth Explorers Series, and the Earth Science Education newsletter. The Students page offers games and other multimedia options along with links to NASA Science categories, and the Kids page is separated into K-4 and grade 3-5 options.

National Center for Education Statistics

This website makes education statistics from the US Department of Education available for free. Fast facts, surveys, data tools, annual reports, and more are available.

National Institute for Early Education Research

The website for the National Institute for Early Education Research, based at Rutgers, provides articles, research and reports relating to the teaching of and advocating for preschool. State Yearbooks and other NIEER publications are available in full text, and a newsletter is also offered, providing up-to-date information on developing topics in early childhood education.

Teacher’s Domain

Teacher’s Domain provides access to a variety of free resources for educators ranging from video and audio clips to complete lesson plans. Registration is required for use, after which the site will automatically tailor its resources to your state standards and teaching level.

U.S. Department of Education Research and Statistics

The main page for the US Department of Education provides basic education facts, research reports, school district demographics, best-practices and more.