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Early Childhood Education: Research

Research Assistance

This page contains various research resources that pertain specifically to early childhood education. If you are writing a paper, this page is a great place to begin your search for information and ideas. 

Open Access/Free Online Journals


Research: Finding Articles

Most of the library's journal titles are online and available 24/7 via the Virtual Library.  The following links will take you to library databases with journals dealing with education. Search for the topic of your choice once you are in the database. 

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

 EBSCO Professional Development Collection -  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

   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. Search terms: Education, Early Childhood Education.

o  Newspaper Source Plus (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.

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

 Rand Education - Research and analysis to help educators find solutions to challenges in education and economics


Research: Statistics

·         IDOE -- Indiana K-12 Education Data

·         National Center for Education Statistics

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

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

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