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ERIC via U.S. Department of Education U.S. Government Source

Index to education, child development, and educational psychology journals, curriculum guides, research reports, conference proceedings, bibliographies, and more. Links are available to many full text resources in other GTL databases.

Chronicle of Higher Education

Premier source for news, information, advice, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators.

Professional Development Collection (EBSCO)

Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of over 500 full text journals, including more than 300 peer-reviewed titles. Professional Development Collection is the most comprehensive collection of full text education journals in the world.


A journal archive covering arts, humanities, and social sciences. Coverage extends until 3-5 years ago. *Current issues may be available in other databases - to see our complete full-text coverage for a particular journal title, use the Magazines/Journal search in the library catalog.

Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)

Provides full text for more than 5,300 scholarly publications, including full text for 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. Coverage spans virtually every area of academic study and offers information dating as far back as 1865.

Research Library (ProQuest)

Provides access to full-text journals across a wide range of subject areas, including business, education, literature, political science, and psychology.

Print Resources

LC call number ranges: AS [Academies and Learned Societies], L [Education – General], LA [History of Education], LC 5201 – 6660.4 [Adult and Continuing Education, Distance Education, etc.]

SuDocs classes: ED [U. S. Department of Education]

Subject headings:
Adult education
Continuing education
Universities and colleges – Administration
Universities and colleges – United States

American Universities and Colleges

REF LA 226 .A65 2001 [2 v.]

The College Blue Book, 28th ed.

REF LA 226 .C64 2001 [5 v.]

Handbook of Adult and Continuing Education, New ed.

General Collection LC 5215 .H245 2000

Peterson's Graduate and Professional Programs: An Overview

REF L 901 .P441 2000
Programs in the U. S. and Canada.

The World of Learning

REF AS 2 .W6
Lists colleges, universities, and learned societies around the world.

Higher Education Statistics

College Navigator  (IES/NCES) U.S. Government Source

A searchable database for information on postsecondary educational institutions. Covers nearly 7000 colleges and universities in the U. S. Produced by the National Center for Education Statistics.

Almanac of Higher Education, 2009-10 (Chronicle of Higher Education)

Statistics concerning higher education. Covers information on the student body, faculty, and institutional characteristics.

General Websites

Chronicle of Higher Education

Premier source for news, information, advice, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators.

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Distance Education

Information Technology (Chronicle of Higher Education)

In spite of its title, this website covers distance education, online teaching, and educational technology.

Distance Education Clearinghouse (University of Wisconsin - Extension)

Headlines, legislation, journal links and more.

World Lecture Hall (University of Texas)

Links to course materials in 83 subject areas, created by institutions worldwide for university-level courses.

Yahoo! Distance Learning


The Foundation Center

Grants.gov U.S. Government Source

"THE single access point for over 1000 grant programs offered by the 26 Federal grant-making agencies."

Learning Lab (Foundation Center)

Includes online tutorials, publications on grantwriting, a short course on proposal writing, and more.

SRA International Grants Web (Society of Research Administrators)

Links to government and private grant sources, writing tips, federal government policy information, and grant application forms from government and nonprofit organizations.

Lists of Colleges and Universities

American Universities (University of Florida)

Links to home pages for more than 1500 U. S. colleges and universities granting bachelor's and/or advanced degrees.

Yahoo! Colleges and Universities


Last updated 01-06-10