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Education: Best Databases

Getting Assistance

While the Knowledge Center building is currently closed in response to COVID-19, you can still use all of the library's online resources and get research help. If you have a question, please email Librarian Ann Medaille at or use the Book an Appointment button on this page to schedule an online consultation using Zoom.


This guide lists some of the best resources for getting started with research in education, human development, and counseling.

Use these tips for searching the databases:

  • Enter multiple search terms in the boxes at the top.
  • Check the box for Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals when searching for top-quality research.
  • Use the date slider to limit to the most recent materials.
  • Click on the Find It button to access an article PDF if none is available.
  • After clicking on an article title, click on the Cite button to see the APA citation or click on Email to email yourself the PDF (if available) or the article summary.

Best Resources for Finding Research

You can search these three EBSCO databases (or more) at the same time by clicking on the Choose Databases link at the top of each one and selecting all of the databases you'd like to search.