How to you even FIND the databases? Start with the Libraries' Homepage.
Another method is to identify your databases by topic.
The blue button in database search results will connect you to our electronic holdings of the JOURNAL where your article appears. If we don't electronically own the material you need, go to the GIL-FIND catalog to see if we have the item in print. Search for the journal title and not the article!
In addition to looking at the major Education & Psychology databases, ERIC, Education Research Complete & PsycInfo, consider your other options. Remember that you can search multiple databases simultaneously within database "families", i.e., EBSCOHost or ProQuest.
Children's Literature Comprehensive Database. Search by title, limit by age/grade/Lexile Level for thousands of books. Libraries' holdings are linked. (Not a "family" member)
(EBSCO) e-Book Collection Search and browse for full-text children's titles and articles related to children's lit.
JSTOR Access to back issues (from the date of first publication) of selected, core journals.
Literature Resource Center A complete literature reference database featuring biographical, bibliographical, and critical content.
MLA International Bibliography Scholarly materials on a huge variety of topics related to literature.
Project Muse Full text archive of articles on literature and criticism, history, art, and social sciences
In addition to looking at the major Education & Psychology databases,
consider your other options. Remember that you can search multiple databases simultaneously within database "families", i.e., EBSCOHost or ProQuest.
We have the 2008 edition of SAGE Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods available in GALILEO.
Web of Science. Find articles by author, topic or journal title in Web of Science. One of the best features of Web of Science is the display of the number of times a particular article has been cited, by whom and in what journal within this database. This is an excellent way to discover seminal papers in your field. Search for authors by lastname first initial asterisk (ex. : bergmann c*) without any additional punctuation. Use the asterisk in place of the middle name. Web of Science is all scholarly materials but is not particularly strong in the social sciences, although that is getting better over time
Databases in the EBSCO "family" can be searched simultaneously by clicking on the "choose databases" link above the search box. Select the additional databases you need and click "ok" to search more than one database at a time. When you do this, leave the search option "Select a field" as it is, rather than trying to identify multiple subjects.
ProQuest also has a "family" and the same tips apply to searching there.
Some search tips: The "select a field" option looks at the title, abstract, subject headings & full-text if available. It's a broad kind of search.