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History of Education

Links to library databases and other resources for researching the history of Education, especially in the United States.

History of Education Search Tips

Use each database's thesaurus or subject headings list to identify the best wording for your topic. For example, ERIC uses:

  • Educational History (NOT "history of education")
  • Coeducation, or Single Sex Colleges (NOT "women's colleges")
  • One Teacher Schools, or Small Schools (NOT "one room schoolhouses")
  • Racial Integration, as well as School Desegregation

When using primary source databases, and other databases that have significant historical content, look at the "Advanced Search," or ways to "Refine" your search, to narrow results by date and/or geography.

Using ProQuest Databases (including Periodicals Archive Online)

Using EBSCO Databases (including America: History and Life)

Using Penn State and General Search Tools