References Resources:


A Dictionary of Education

Oxford Encyclopedia of Children’s Literature

LEARNINGEXPRESS Library (guides to graduate school entrance exams such as the GRE, MCAT, LSAT)

BrainPOP Jr (educational animation for K-3 students)

StudySC  (supports South Carolina-specific curriculum standards)


Oxford Reference (almost 900 reference resources, such as subject-specific encyclopedias, in all subjects)

Gale Virtual Reference Library (a small set of reference resources on various subjects)

Credo Reference (articles from almost 900 reference works, such as subject-specific encyclopedias)

Biography in Context (information about notable people, both contemporary and historical, from a wide range of sources, such as biographical dictionaries, magazines, newspapers, and academic journals)


Converse’s Mickel Library Catalog

Ebook Central (ProQuest) (over 200k academic books)

eBook Collection (EBSCOhost) (over 130k academic books)

PASCAL Delivers (combined catalog for South Carolina’s college/university libraries)

WorldCat (combined catalog for most U.S. college, university, and public libraries)

Dissertations and Theses

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global (2.5 MILLION FULL-TEXT DISSERTATIONS/THESES [1997 – ], as well as 5 million citations to dissertations/theses, from thousands of universities around the world)

OpenDissertations (citations to dissertations/theses from the early 20th to the present; OCCASIONALLY provides a link to the COMPLETE DISSERTATION/THESIS)

Periodical Article Databases


ERIC (probably the most comprehensive database in education; covers thousands of periodicals and other resources focusing on the field of education, but, compared to other education databases, does NOT provide a high percentage of full-text journal articles)

Education Full Text (indexes almost 800 journals in education and provides full-text articles from over 350 of these)

Professional Development Collection (full-text articles from over 500 journals in education)

Teacher Reference Center (abstracts, but not the full text, of articles from nearly 300 journals for teachers and school administrators)

Individual Journals

Review of Educational Research (1999 – )

Review of Research in Education (1999 – )


Academic Search Complete (one of the world’s largest databases of academic journals and magazines on all subjects)

Readers’ Guide Full Text Mega (magazine articles in all subjects)

Periodical Article Databases for K-12 Students

Kids InfoBits (magazines and reference resources for K-5 students)

Primary Search (70+ magazines for elementary school students)

Explora for Elementary Schools (100-ish full-text magazines as well as several encyclopedias and dictionaries aimed at elementary school students)

Middle Search Plus (full-text articles from 140 popular magazines for middle school students)

Explora for Middle Schools (170+ full-text magazines as well as several encyclopedias and dictionaries appropriate for middle school students)

MAS Ultra

Explora for High Schools (nearly 500 full-text magazines as well as several encyclopedias and dictionaries appropriate for high school students)

Periodicals Available at Converse

Interlibrary Loan/PASCAL Delivers

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