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Suggested Databases


Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts. Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts focuses on the nature and structure of human speech, research in speech sounds, sentence and word structure, meaning in language, spelling, phonetics and the pathology of speech, and hearing. This database provides bibliographic citations. Over 2600 journals from 50 nations are reviewed for inclusion, as well as selected books, book chapters, and dissertations.

Education Research Complete. Covers professional and scholarly journals in all areas of education from early childhood to adult education.

ERIC (at EBSCOhost) covers all aspects of education and educational research, includes both abstracts of published and unpublished sources on thousands of educational topics.

Other possible helpful databases:

Factiva  This is the only place to find The Wall Street Journal. Other U.S. and foreign newspapers, magazines and trade journals. Company financials. Warning: Use of the files is restricted to purposes of research and education only. Other uses and excessive downloading are strictly prohibited. To search in other newspapers, please see our Newspapers Guide. .

Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) SREB was created in 1948 by Southern governors and legislators who recognized the link between education and economic vitality. SREB's Annual Meeting and Legislative Advisory Council meetings bring together legislators, agency heads and other policy-makers.

Annual Report of State Government Finances. Data from the Census Bureau. State Government Finances provides a comprehensive summary of annual survey findings for state governments. The tables and data files present a treasure trove of information.

Statistical Abstract of the United States. The Statistical Abstract of the United States Online compiles statistical tables from a wide array of federal, state, and local agencies; nonprofit and industry associations; and research organizations.

Academic Search Complete is a comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,300 full-text periodicals, including 4,400 peer-reviewed journals.

Business Source Complete is a scholarly business database that provides full-text access to many peer-reviewed business related journals, including disciplines such as marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics.

EconLit, the American Economic Association's electronic database, includes citations and abstracts to economic research dating back to 1969.

Political Science Complete provides citations, abstracts, and indexing of the international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, and public administration / policy.

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Dissertations and theses from academic institutions around the world, including UGA beginning with Fall 2019. Earlier UGA theses and dissertations are in the 'Electronic Theses & Dissertations' database.

APA PsycINFO contains citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, and technical reports, as well as citations to dissertations, in the field of psychology and psychological aspects of related disciplines. PsycArticles can be searched at the same time as PsycInfo.

MEDLINE with Full Text (EBSCOHost) Index and abstracts of journal articles in the health sciences with links to full text.

Social Work Abstracts is a bibliographic citation database contains references on homelessness, AIDS, child and family welfare, aging, substance abuse, legislation, community organization and related topics.

SocIndex contains full text for 777 journals dating back to 1908. This database also includes full text for more than 820 books and monographs, and full text for 13,947 conference papers.

Sociological Collection is a database with more than 475 full-text titles.

Urban Studies Abstracts covers essential areas related to urban studies.

Web of Science  This database is all scholarly material and does lean heavily toward the sciences. Search for articles on your topic and see who is citing whom, with links to the materials cited in the original article and the citing articles.

Finding Books!

"Books & More" : GIL-Find Catalog

Search the UGA Libraries' collections of books, e-books, and more. 

  • Login to your library account at "Sign In" on the top right of the opening page. Use your UGA credentials to log in. This will give you additional access to many services such as book pickup, chapter request, ILL, etc.
  • Enter your search terms in the search box.
  • Select University of Georgia or University System of Georgia as the catalog you wish to search. Use the drop box at the end of the search box (simple search) and select University System of Georgia  to search state-wide holdings. 
  • This is what the advanced search screen will look like:

  • Narrow your results by using the options on the left of the results page
  • Clicking on the title will give you additional information, including the author, publisher & date of publication, plus the call number and the library in which it can be found.
  • From "Get It" you can request delivery between libraries on the UGA campus or from within the State of Georgia. Click Request  to activate this option. Use "Send to" to send your results to RefWorks/Endnote, create a permanent link, and more.

*Finding eBooks

After searching in gil-find catalog, go to the left hand side. Under Availability, select Full Access Online and under Format, select Book, then select the green Apply Filter button.

Books on Qualitative Research

You can search Books & More GIL-Find with the following terms "qualitative research" AND "education" to get a full listing. Below are some commonly used texts.

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