Library Resources and Services for MSTU 4001, Technology and School Change

| September 27, 2018

This guide presents descriptions of and links to databases available to students in Ellen Meier’s Fall 2018 course MSTU 4001, Technology and School Change, that can be searched to find periodical literature on topics related to the content of the course.  Links to the databases, which are accessible both on and offbanner1 (3) campus, can be found on the top page of the Gottesman Libraries website, on the RESOURCES page, under Top Resources (designated below as TR) or Featured Databases (designated below as FD); from the Journals & Databases page of the site (designated below as J&D), also on the RESOURCES page, under Top Resources; and in a few cases through Columbia University Libraries (CUL) via the CLIO Quicksearch page.

The guide also provides information about and access to online catalogs for Teachers College and Columbia University libraries, federated search options available through TC and CUL, bibliography and citation management programs, and services and publications provided by the Gottesman Libraries.

Periodical Indexes

Academic Search Premier [J&D] – A multidisciplinary database providing full text for more than 4,600 journals, including nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles.  PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals.  See also Academic Search Complete [CUL], a scholarly, multidisciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals.  The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887.

ACM Digital Library – A comprehensive collection of full-text articles and bibliographic records covering the fields of computing and information technology. The full-text database includes the complete collection of publications, including journals, conference proceedings, magazines, newsletters, and multimedia titles of ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery. [CUL]

*Education Full Text – Provides comprehensive coverage of an international range of English-language periodicals, monographs, and yearbooks. Indexing coverage begins June 1983; abstracts are included beginning spring 1994; full text of some journals is available beginning in January 1996. [FD]

*Education Index Retrospective – Provides cover-to-cover indexing for an international range of English-language periodicals and yearbooks; coverage from 1929 through mid-1983. [J&D]

*Education Research Complete – Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 2,100 journals, as well as full text for more than 1,200 journals, and includes full text for nearly 500 books and monographs. [J&D]

*ERIC [FD] – Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education to provide extensive access to educational-related periodical literature, ERIC (which stands for Educational Resources Information Center) provides coverage of conferences, meetings, government documents, theses, dissertations, reports, audiovisual media, bibliographies, directories, books, and monographs.  In addition to this version, made available via the ProQuest platform, ERIC is also accessible via the U.S. government ERIC site [J&D] and through Ebsco ERIC [J&D].

LearnTechLib, The Learning and Technology Library (formerly EdITLib – Education & Information Technology Digital Library) – Database of peer-reviewed and published international journal articles and conference papers on the latest research, developments, and applications related to all aspects of educational technology and e-learning. [J&D]

*Professional Development Collection – Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high-quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. The database also contains more than 200 educational reports. [J&D]

ProQuest [CUL] – Provides broad multidisciplinary coverage of scholarly  journals, newspapers, dissertations, and other types of publications; for international coverage and access to full texts of dissertations only, search ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global, a subset of ProQuest. [FD, designated Digital Dissertations]

Online Catalogs

EDUCAT  – The most definitive record of the holdings of the Gottesman Libraries at Teachers College, including books, e-books, journals, e-journals, dissertations, media, and other specialized collections of all kinds. [TR]

CLIO Catalog – The union catalog of Columbia University Libraries (exclusive of the libraries of Teachers College and Jewish Theological Seminary, which have separate online catalogs, EDUCAT and Aleph respectively), providing the most definitive record of individual libraries’ holdings of books, e-books, journals, e-journals, dissertations, media, and other specialized collections of all kinds.  The Columbia University Law School Library also has a separate online catalog, titled Pegasus, but CLIO contains brief Law Library records that link to fuller records in Pegasus. [TR]

WorldCat – The union catalog of the contents of over 10,000 libraries worldwide, providing the means to do exhaustive searching by author, title, subject, and numerous other criteria and to find locations for specific items in libraries nearby and elsewhere. [CUL; also freely accessible at]

Federated Search Engines

Quicksearch (via Columbia University Libraries) – To search the catalog, multiple periodical indexes, and other web resources simultaneously within a variety of subjects and disciplinary subcategories. [CUL]

Super Search (via Gottesman Libraries) – To search some or all of our periodical indexes, plus EDUCAT and CLIO, simultaneously for books, journal articles, reports, dissertations, etc. [TR]

Bibliography and Citation Management Programs

Citation Management Software – An extensive description of and guide to the use of ZoteroMendeley, and EndNote, courtesy of Columbia University Libraries.

Library Services and Publications

Ask a Librarian a Question – To explore a variety of kinds of research support:  submit an email reference query to librarians onsite; request a research consultation with a Gottesman librarian; review frequently asked questions via the library’s Knowledge Database.

E-Reserves – Provides online access to digital course readings, including e-journal articles and book chapters, as well as call numbers for physical course reserves materials (books, DVDs, videos, etc.).

Document Delivery – The means to recommend items for purchase and/or to request from other libraries materials  (dissertations, book chapters, journal articles, etc.) not available through the Gottesman or Columbia University Libraries.

Learning at the Library – The Gottesman Libraries’ blog via the Pressible platform, including content in many topical areas contributed by library staff members.