Recommended Databases: Education

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Academic Search Premier (EBSCOhost)

Subject coverage: Citations, abstracts and full-text of articles published in scholarly journals, trade journals, magazines and newspapers on multidisciplinary topics including accounting.


Cambridge Core covers over 1 million journal articles and 30,000+ books in all subject areas.

Directions: Journal of Educational Studies

Subject coverage: Publication of essays, research findings, book reviews, conference papers, best practice and critical comments by people involved in the educational sphere in the Pacific region.

Ebook Central

Subject coverage: Access to full-text books on multidisciplinary topics


Subject coverage: Journals, books & case studies.

ERIC: Education Resources Information Center

Subject coverage: Education database used by millions of researchers, students, faculty, librarians, and others searching for education research.

IMF eLibrary

Subject coverage: Simplifies analysis and research with direct access to the IMF’s periodicals, books, working papers and studies, and data and statistical tools. You will find information and perspective on macroeconomics, globalization, development, trade and aid, technical assistance, demographics, emerging markets, policy advice, poverty reduction, and so much more.


Subject coverage: Ideal for publishers looking to put their content online for the first time, increase the global visibility of their publications, or who are looking for an additional online channel to market.


Subject coverage:  Journals, primary sources & books.  To browse by subjects


*Observatory on Borderless Higher Education

Subject coverage: Provide strategic research, data, and information for institutional/organisational leaders and policy-makers to make informed decisions relevant to their current and future transnational higher education initiatives.

PADDLE: Pacific Archive of Digital Data for Learning & Education

Subject coverage: Provides full text access to a comprehensive collection of Pacific education material. Publications from the participating Ministries of Education including strategic plans, education legislation, curriculum frameworks and school policies. It also contains national development plans, statistics and budget information for the fifteen Pacific countries.  

PADDLE also includes material from international and regional organisations including UNESCO, the Asian Development Bank, the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Commonwealth of Learning, Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL), and the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat.

ProQuest Education Journals

Subject coverage: Literature on primary, secondary and higher education as well as special education, home schooling and adult education.

  • Adult education
  • Elementary education
  • Higher education
  • Home schooling
  • Secondary education
  • Special needs education
  • Teacher education

Date range:1998-current

ProQuest Research Library

Subject coverage: Multidisciplinary one-stop access to thousands of full-text periodicals from one of the broadest, most inclusive general reference databases ProQuest has to offer. Search from a highly-respected, diversified mix of scholarly journals, professional and trade publications, and magazines covering over 150 subjects and topics. in all instances.  You have access to:

  • Research Library: Business
  • Research Library: Health & Medicine
  • Research Library: History
  • Research Library: Literature & Language
  • Research Library: Science & Technology
  • Research Library: Social Sciences
  • Research Library: The Arts

ProQuest Social Science Journals

Subject coverage:  Offers indexing and full text for hundreds of academic journals, providing extensive coverage across a wide range of social science disciplines including anthropology, criminology, economics, education, political science, psychology, social work and sociology.

  • Anthropology
  • Communication science
  • Demography
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Political science
  • Policy studies
  • Psychology
  • Social work
  • Sociology

Taylor & Francis Online

Subject coverage: Citations, abstracts and full-text of articles published in selected scholarly journals on multidisciplinary topics including education.

Web of Science (Web of Knowledge)

Provides citations and abstracts of articles published in scholarly journals across the sciences, social sciences, and arts & humanities. 

World Bank elibrary

Subject coverage: Offering researchers quick and easy access to the complete collection of World Bank publications since the 1990s.

World Bank Data Bank

Subject coverage: Collections of time series data on a variety of topics. You can create your own queries; generate tables, charts, and maps; and easily save, embed, and share them. 

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