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Ed.D. in Educational Leadership Research Guide: Articles & Journals

A guide to support students in the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership program.


Databases are a great starting point to find out how much research already exists on your topic. Databases provide access to scholarly articles, research reports, magazines, newspapers, and more. Below are some "best bets" for education research. You can also explore all of our databases through Databases A-Z on the library website. Use the search tips on the next page of this guide to get the most out of library databases.

If you need to check for access to an article and all you have is the citation, try entering the information into Article Finder.

1. Education Database on ProQuest


This is your best bet for full-text articles from education titles, including “1,000 full-text journals and 18,000 dissertations, supporting research on the theory and practice of education. Covers primary, secondary, higher education…also special education, home schooling, adult education, and hundreds of related topics.” –ProQuest.

2. ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) & Educational Administration Abstracts


The premier database for education research, ERIC provides access to over 1 million journal articles, curriculum guides, dissertations, reports and other resources with coverage going back to 1966. Educational Administration Abstracts includes bibliographic records covering areas related to educational administration, including educational leadership, educational management, educational research, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.

You can search one or both of these databases in the box below.

Search ERIC and Educational Administration Abstracts on EBSCO


Related databases:

Search Journal Finder to locate journals by journal title. 

Core Scholarly Journals

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