ERIC is one of the standard databases for education research (and useful for communication studies and psychology research). ERIC covers two types of materials: documents [reports, papers, book chapters, etc.] and journal articles. (EBSCO)
Alternate Access from the Dept. of Education site: ERIC: Institute of Education Sciences Note: Anyone can use the Dept. of Education site--which provides free access to many ERIC documents and articles. Cal U patrons: Using EBSCOhost gives you access to more full-text articles.
Professional educators will find relevant articles from teacher and administrator journals and magazines--most of which are peer-reviewed--dealing with: assessment, pedagogical methods, curriculum, instructional media, literacy standards, administration, etc. (EBSCO)
Other Databases That Have Education Information
Just like the databases listed above, you can find a lot of newspaper, magazine, and journal articles here. The difference is that these are not made "specifically" for education research. If you don't find what you need, contact me, we have other resources that might be more helpful for you.
A full-text archive of over 1,700 of the best scholarly journals in the social sciences, humanities, mathematics, life sciences, etc. Full-text is available from the first issue, but usually does not include the most recent 2-5 years. Note: A very small number of journals now include current content.
MMY contains full-text reviews for testing instruments used in psychology, education, business and leadership. Includes all volumes since the first (1938). Note: MMY does NOT include the tests themselves. Also includes Tests in Print, a bibliography of commercially available tests currently in print, in English. From the Buros Institute. (EBSCO)
Open Dissertations is a free database (open to anyone) with records for more than a million electronic theses and dissertations from around the world. NOTE: The "Open Dissertations" link above is for Cal U patrons and requires a login. However, ANYONE can search (or submit their work to) the database using this BiblioLabs link: https://biblioboard.com/opendissertations/
Google Scholar finds scholarly articles, books, papers, etc. Note: This link identifies you as a Cal U person to Google Scholar. This give you access to items that are full-text through the Library. Look for the "Full-Text @ Cal U" links.
Search the full-text of millions of books. Use as a "discovery" tool to find books on your topic. Books in the public domain (generally, pre-1923) are available full-text. Newer books offer limited viewing--from many pages to nothing.Note: This is just for books (and some magazines). To find scholarly articles, use Google Scholar.
This site makes statistical data on college affordability, diversity, and student success easy to find, compare, and analyze. Search by college, state, topic, and more. From the Institute for College Access & Success.
If you are looking for media related to education these links may be a helpful place to start.