Waggoner Library Research Guide to Education Resources. Click on the topic below to jump to related information.


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Locating book resources and the online catalog

  • Books can be located from the library Web site 
  • The online catalog or PAC allows you to search by author, title, subject, and keyword.   
  • Education circulating books are shelved in the “L” for Education area, second floor of the library.  
  • Search Area Libraries link from the library web site allows you to search several other libraries’ holdings with one search question.  Requests for resources can be made online from the TNU library web site. 
  • eBooks integrate over 85,000 full text eBooks into the library holdings. Many can be download to an eReader format and there is a small collection of audio books available.
  • The ASCD Education Collection includes 56 complete titles published by ASCD covering a wide range of issues in education - from teaching methodology and practices to leadership and community initiatives. This is a part of the Gale Virtual Reference Collection. Expand the 'Education' subject listing to view all titles. Download options are available.

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Locating Peer Reviewed/Refereed Journal Articles 


If you know the journal title:  From the library homepage enter keyword. the journal title in the search box near the top. Change the 'tag' to read 'Journal Title', then enter. If your journal is full text within one of the library databases the result list will include a link to the database where you can then access the full text. It may also indicate that there is a bound, microfilm copy or back issues for your title. If there were no hits you can complete an Interlibrary Loan form requesting a journal article reprint for no cost. Reprints are typically sent by email as a PDF attachment within 5 to 7 working days.

If you are searching by subject: 

Electronic Resources Link: Click on the ‘Electronic Resources’ link, then choose either

* Looking for databases by subject displays a subject list of databases

                        * Looking for databases by title browses an A-Z title list of databases

                        * Looking for an e-journal by title limits to browsing only e-journals

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RefWorks is an online citation/research management tool that helps you collect, organize, and share citations from library databases, websites, and other resources. It also helps you create a bibliography in a wide variety of citation styles such as APA, MLA, Chicago, Turabian, etc... Your references are stored online and are available from any computer with Internet access. RefWorks is free for Trevecca students, faculty, and staff.  Please call the Reference Desk for the group code if needed. That number is 615.248.1570.

To use RefWorks,  first you need to create your own account. Go to their login page and Sign Up for a New Account. If you need the group code, please call the Reference Desk [615.248.1570]

Once you are logged in you can begin your research in our databases where you can export citations directly into RefWorks.

It would be very helpful to learn more about RefWorks by viewing this short tutorial, Learn to Use RefWorks in 20 Minutes


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Education Database Descriptions 


Primary Content Databases


Dissertation & Theses Full Text

Full text for over 600,000 dissertations/theses including those granted by Trevecca beginning in 2009.

Education Module and ProQuest Education Journals

Searches all education titles within ProQuest covering subjects such as administration, policy, teaching practices and more.


Educator's Reference Complete Educator's Reference Complete is a selection of more than 450 full-text academic journals, hundreds of full-text reports, and many premier reference sources. Included content focuses on educational principles, child development and psychology, and best practices in education.

ERIC PlusText

Provides instant access to thousand of ERIC articles in the full-text accessed through ProQuest®.

Educators 200

Covers the latest technologies, developments, instruction and coaching breakthroughs in the field of education.

Professional Collection

Topics for teachers/educators, including: health and fitness, school law, drug & alcohol abuse, learning disabilities, sports, arts & humanities, social sciences, and psychology.

LexisNexis Academic

Full-text documents from more than 5,600 global news, business, legal, medical and reference publications (school law).

Testing & Assessment Databases



HaPI Health & Psychosocial Instruments

A comprehensive bibliographic database providing information about behavioral measurement instruments.

LearningExpress Library A comprehensive, interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help patrons—students and adult learners—succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass.

Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print

MMY is a comprehensive guide to over 2,000 contemporary testing instruments. TIP serves as a comprehensive bibliography to all known commercially available tests that are currently in print in the English language.

Testing & Education Reference Center

GED; CLEP; Dantes; civil service and military entrance exams; licensing tests for law enforcement, real estate, the postal service, and many other fields; plus college and graduate school admissions exams. Several Praxis I practice tests are also available here

A complete list of education related databases can be accessed here.

For library science related databases click here.

For psychology related databases click here.


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Obtaining Resources Through InterLibrary Loan [ILL]

All transactions for ILL are handled through the Interlibrary Loan Services Librarian and can be done by email or online. Complete an online form on the library Web site following the ILL link on the menu.  Allow 7-10 days for the requested book to arrive and 7 days for article reprints.  Items are sent to the Library for pickup.  If you are residing in the Nashville area or taking classes on campus, you will be asked to come to campus for pickup.  If you are residing outside the Nashville area and are on clinical rotations materials will be mailed directly to you.  There is no cost for this service.

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Searching for ERIC® (Educational Resources Information Center) materials

 There are several ways to search the ERIC collection.

  • ERIC PlusText
    provides instant access to thousand of articles in the full-text and full-image formats.
      Search ERIC PlusText through ProQuest®.  

  • ERIC-Educational Resources Information Center  
    ERIC is sponsored by the US Dept. of Education. You can search the ERIC database and retrieve full text ERIC documents from this site.

  • The Search ERIC homepage provides the search ERIC “wizard” to help you build a search query using the ERIC Thesaurus.

Retrieving ERIC materials:

EJ-ERIC Journal:  Begin in ERIC PlusText for seamless full text access.  ProQuest will provide full text of those articles they have within their collection.  If an article is not full text, click on the WebBridge link.  This will search the journal name in the library catalog providing library holdings.  If the title is not listed you can order a copy of the article using the ‘Interlibrary Loan’ link on the home page. There is no fee for this service.  Allow 7-10 days to get article.

ED-ERIC Document: There are three ways to retrieve ERIC Documents. 

  1. ERIC website.   Provides unlimited access to more than 1.2 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials, with hundreds of new records added twice weekly. There is no fee or passwords needed.

  2. ERIC PlusText provides full text links to ERIC Documents as well as those journals indexed within the ProQuest collection.

  3. Documents published 1980 to July 2004 are also reproduced on microfiche and are filed by their document number in Waggoner Library, the Microforms room, main floor.  There are coin-operated reader/printers available. Off campus students can order reprints of documents unavailable online by emailing Karla Wardlow with the name and document number.

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Internet Resources include 

Other Waggoner Library Research Guides that may be useful:

African American History & Research; Citation & Documentation Styles; Library Science;

Organizational Leadership; Psychology; Social Sciences & Social Work; Tests & Assessments


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