Subject Guides: Education

Core Databases

Premier database in the field of education with more than 1.3 million records for journal articles, books, technical reports and more. information about this database

Other Recommended Databases

Search Central: Education
Search Central is a federated search engine for searching across Trexler Library's electronic resources from one simple interface. With this single search, you are combing through major Education databases all at once. The results are presented in a consolidated list. Additional options allow you to list results by topic and show you which databases hold your search results.

Academic Search Premier
Full text access to scholarly and non-scholarly publications in a wide variety of disciplines and subject areas. Also includes reviews of literature for children and young adults.

ASSIA: Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts
Indexes journals in sociology, psychology, political science, health, social work, education, and more.

A database with some full text articles covering various academic subjects including general sciences, humanities, social sciences, and business. Also includes reviews of literature for children and young adults.

Premier database of scholarly and professional literature in psychology and related areas. information about this database

Sage Journals Online
Full-text access to over 500 journals published by Sage, providing wide coverage of scholarly publications in all disciplines, but particularly the social sciences. information about this database

Over 1,700 journals from Springer-Verlag with coverage from 1997 to present. Subjects covered focus on the natural sciences, but also include significant titles in behavioral sciences, humanities, social sciences and law.

Popular Magazine and News Articles

LexisNexis Academic
Full text of thousands of newspapers, magazines, broadcast transcripts, business publications, legal materials, and more. information about this database

Library Catalogs

Trexler Library Catalog
To search for items held at Trexler Library, use the Trexler Library Catalog. Items listed in the catalog include books, journals, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, audiobooks, government documents, and more.

Search catalogs from libraries across the country and around the globe.  Items owned by Trexler Library show a Muhlenberg College Library icon.  Request items not owned by Trexler Library directly through WorldCat using the ILL (Interlibrary Loan) button. Items generally take 2-10 days to arrive.

Online Reference Sources

Credo Reference Online
Great education reference books are included in this reference sources databases. Search across all titles or narrow your search to just social sciences titles.

Print Reference Sources

Encyclopedia of American Education (3rd ed., 2007)
Call Number: 370.97303 U58e v.1-3

Encyclopedia of Education (2nd ed., 2003)
Call Number: 370.3 E56o v.1-8

World Education Encyclopedia: A Survey of Educational Systems Worldwide (2nd ed., 2002)
Call Number: 370.3 W927e v.1-3

Statistical Sources

American Factfinder
An interactive, searchable database from the US Census Bureau with population, housing, and business statistics at the country, state, county, city, and zip code levels.

ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research)
ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 500,000 files of research in the social sciences. It hosts 16 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields.  Full access available only to Muhlenberg faculty, students, and staff who create accounts using their Muhlenberg email addresses.

Intute: Statistics and Data
Directory of high quality web content related to statistics and data.  All sources are selected and annotated by subject specialists.

National Center for Education Statistics
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.


Educator's Reference Desk
Resource guides, lesson plans, and more from the Information Institute of Syracuse.

Gateway to Educational Materials
Provides access to teaching tools, lesson plans, assessments, and more found on federal, state, university, non-profit and commercial websites.

Intute: Education
Directory of high quality web content related to education.  All sources are selected and annotated by subject specialists.

Pennsylvania Department of Education

K-12 teaching and learning resources presented in "nine discipline-specific, standards-based Web sites. Each site includes lessons for teachers, activities to use in and out of the classroom, games for young children and teens, adult literacy resources and reference materials for anyone in the education field, as well as for parents and afterschool practitioners."

U.S. Department of Education: Topics from A to Z

Other Items of Interest

Interlibrary Loan
The Interlibrary Loan Office service provides access to materials not owned by Muhlenberg College. Interlibrary loan service supports the study and research needs of Muhlenberg College students, faculty, staff, alumni/ae, and some affiliates.

Citation Tools

Citation Guides
Find information on a variety of citation styles.

Zotero is a "free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources."  Download and learn more from  Additional step-by-step instructions are available at