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Getting Started Identifying the QEP
Education Source This link opens in a new window
Covers education related topics. Contains full text of from over 350 journals as far back as 1996, and citations and indexing of education periodicals as far back as 1983.
Educators Reference Complete (Gale OneFile) This link opens in a new window
Covers educational topics. Contains full text coverage of 1,100 periodicals and 200 reports.
ERIC (EBSCO) This link opens in a new window
Contains published and unpublished sources on thousands of educational topics, with information from RIE (Resources in Education) and CIJE (Current Index to Journals in Education), in addition to the ERIC index and database. Includes 1.1+ million records from 1,016 journals and other documents from 1966 to the present.
Teacher Reference Center This link opens in a new window
Covers assessment, best practices, continuing education, current pedagogical research, curriculum development, elementary education, higher education, instructional media, language arts, literacy standards, school administration, science, mathematics, and teacher education. Contains citations and indexing.
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