Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Databases

Databases in Education

ERIC: ERIC indexes and abstracts materials in education and related fields. It includes document citations (from Resources in Education), journal article citations from 775 professional journals (from the Current Index to the Journals in Education), and ERIC digest full-text records. The database also includes full-text from nearly 500 journals and full-text of most of the ERIC documents from 1996 to the present. Useful search terms to try in the ERIC database:

  • College Instruction

  • College Curriculum

  • College English

  • College Mathematics

  • College Science

  • Postsecondary Education as a Field of Study

  • Theory Practice Relationship

  • Teachers Researchers

  • Classroom Research

  • Reflective Teaching

Education Abstracts Full Text: This is the web version of Education Index, enhanced with abstracts and full text. It provides abstracting and indexing to 427 core international periodicals, yearbooks, and monographs covering preschool, elementary, secondary, higher, and adult education. Full text is provided for articles from 133 titles since January 1996. Abstracts are included since August 1994. It includes about 90 periodical titles not covered by ERIC. Useful search terms to try in Education Abstracts:

  • Colleges and universities Teaching methods

  • Performance based assessment

  • [subject]-Teaching-Colleges and universities (e.g., Sociology-Teaching-Colleges and universities)

  • [subject]- Teaching-Research (e.g., French language-teaching-Research)

Current Awareness Tools for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning:

Many library databases include current awareness features that allow users to receive current information in a variety of fields. Typically, notification is by e-mail and may occur weekly, monthly, or quarterly, depending on vendor options and settings. See your librarian for help. Examples of such tools include:

  • EBSCO‚Äôs Academic Search Premier

  • Current Contents Connect

  • Ingenta

  • ERIC (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts)


  • CINAHL (EBSCO) – nursing and allied health

  • Medline (ISI)

  • PsycINFO (CSA)


  • ScienceDirect (Elsevier journals)

  • Social Services Abstracts (CSA)

  • Sociological Abstracts (CSA)