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Education - Central Indiana: Research

Research: Statistics

·         IDOE -- Indiana K-12 Education Data

·         FEDSTATS -- Gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal agencies.

·         Indiana Health Statistics -- Links provided by IUPUI's University Library

·         National Center for Education Statistics

·         Stats Indiana -- Indiana Business Resource Center, Indiana University

·         SAVI -- Social Assets and Vulnerabilities Indicators database and mapping software for Central Indiana

·         Kids Count Data Book

Have a Reference Question?

Click on the Ask-a Librarian link and complete the form.  An Ivy Tech librarian will respond.  Most questions receive an answer within 72 hours or less.

Education Call Numbers

L Education
LA History of Education
LB     Theory and Practice of Education

Here are the Library of congress call numbers for finding books in the Ivy Tech libraries.

Research: Finding Articles

Most of the library's journal titles are online and available 24X7 via the Virtual Library.  The following links will take you to library databases with journals dealing with education.

o    Academic Search Premier (EBSCO) -- A multi-disciplinary database

o    CQ Researcher -- In-depth coverage of a broad range of current topics (social issues, government, more)

o    Professional Development Collection (EBSCO) -- Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of 520 high quality education journals, including nearly 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports

o    ERIC (EBSCO) -- Educational Resource Information Center, contains more than 1,194,000 records and links to more than 100,000 full-text documents from ERIC.

o    LexisNexis Academic-- For general news or the business side of childcare.

o    Middle Search Plus (EBSCO) -- Full-text articles from 140 popular magazines for middle school & junior high students 

o    Newspaper Source (EBSCO) --Provides cover-to-cover full text for 35 national & international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for more than 375 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are also provided.

o    Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center (Gale) -- Essays and articles on different sides of an issue (from books and periodicals

o    Primary Search (EBSCO) -- Full-text articles from nearly 70 popular magazines for elementary school students

o    PsycARTICLES (EBSCO) -- Includes journals from/approved by the American Psychological Association

o    Research Library (ProQuest) -- Includes Research Library, ProQuest Nursing Journals, Criminal Justice, and Career and Technical Education Collections

o    SIRS Issues Researcher-- SIRS Issues Researcher is a general reference database containing thousands of full-text articles exploring 300+ social, scientific, health, historic, business, economic, political and global issues.

o    Chronicle of Higher Education

o    Teacher Reference Center - This index of over 260 titles from the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals, periodicals, and books is now also offered free via the EBSCOhost platform. This database is not a full text resource.


o    Education Credo Reference Libguide -


Research: Finding Books

IvyCat (online catalog for Ivy Tech libraries) 

Ebook Collections

Brown v. Board of Education -- Information on this landmark court case.

Elementary Education -- Issues related to elementary education in the United States.

Secondary Education -- Issues related to secondary education in the United States.

Portfolios in Education -- Information on creating and using teaching portfolios.

Research: Reference

Facts on File -- Reference databases on a wide variety of subjects including history, education, science, literature, & more. This database includes primary sources, information on court cases, and a curriculum resource center with printable teacher materials.

Biography Resource Center -- Biographical entries for more than 18,000 people.

Britannica Online -- A general encyclopedia featuring articles, video clips, and other multi-media resources on a variety of subjects.

World Book Online -- A general encyclopedia featuring more than 26,000 articles, primary sources, maps, videos, and more.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (EBSCO) -- Encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

Gale Virtual Reference -- A collection of reference works related primarily to law and criminal justice (complete list of resources is available)

Credo Reference -- 250 reference books from over 50 publishers, images, sound files, maps -- with a network of cross-references and other tools that allow you to compare data and build data tables

Education Credo Reference Libguide


ERIC website tutorial