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Early Childhood Administration

Useful Databases: Use your WebAdvisor name and password for off-campus access


Research on primary, secondary, and higher education, as well as special education, home schooling, adult education, and hundreds of related topics.

Credo Reference

A premier virtual reference collection including encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, images, audio files, and videos in a wide expanse of subject areas.

SIRS Discoverer

A multidisciplinary database specifically designed for elementary and middle school learners, researchers, and educators covering curriculum areas such as current events, history, health, language arts, math, science, social studies, and technology.

Search Tips

Struggling to find what you need using databases? Check out the following search tips to help improve your searches.

Search Terms: Identify key concepts and terms related to your subject.

Vocabulary: Compile a list of synonyms or related terms based on your search terms. Try using one from the list if your initial search terms do not bring up relevant results.  

Boolean Operators: Combine search terms with Boolean operators (AND, OR, & NOT)

Example: cancer AND smoking OR tobacco NOT astrology

Limit Results: Most databases will allow you to narrow your results down by publication date, item type (peer reviewed, newspaper, eBook, etc.), and other criteria.

Ask for Help: Ask for help from a librarian if you are struggling to find information.