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Education: Find Articles in Databases

About Databases

A database is an intentional, organized collection of data that can be efficiently retrieved. 

Most library databases are collections of articles from magazines, journals and newspapers. Most of these articles can't be found on the web for free. Roberts Library has about 300 databases, but those identified on this page might be especially helpful for your Education courses.


Databases for K-12 Students

Recommended GENERAL Databases

Other Related Databases

GALILEO: All Roberts Library Databases

Database List

When you need:

Use this Database:

General Research

Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)

General Research

Research Library (ProQuest)

Scholarly Education Journals

Education Database (ProQuest)

Scholarly Journals/ Educator Info


Educator Info

Professional Development Collection

Education in Georgia

New Georgia Encyclopedia

Newspaper articles

News and Newspapers (ProQuest)

Career Information

Vocational & Career Collection

Use these Databases to teach

 K-12 students:

Explora for Elementary

Explora for Middle School

Explora for High School



Advanced Search for best results!  Like this:

Searching: Academic Search Complete

Box 1  You may want to begin by searching a broad topic.

Then browse results to find one or more relevant articles that interest you. What terms does the database use to describe these articles in their subjects or abstracts? What are related words? You may want to modify your search as you find better or different terms.

AND Box 2   Focus your search using a second box with additional keywords. You may string similar words together in the box using OR between the words. Also, refine using limiters in the left-side menu – date, scholarly/peer-reviewed journals, subject and others.

AND Box 3  You may want to narrow further. One way to search multiple terms at  once is by using the *. Psychol* will find articles including words that begin with psychol, like psychology and psychological, etc.

Find It

In your list of database search results, some citations will not include the full text of the article.

When that happens, in most Dalton State databases you will see a tool called Find It icon to help you access the full text of articles.

The Find It icon button will link you to the articles if they are available in other DSC library databases.

If that doesn't help, look to see if there is an icon indicating. This is an icon meaning the article can be found free, on the web.

Database Search Tips