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Best Education Databases

Pace Library subscribes to 204 databases and many are full-text. Databases that include peer-reviewed articles in the field of Education are: 

Inter-Library Loan ( or how to get any article for free)

ILLiad  is the library’s inter-library loan tool that allows you to request books, articles, dissertations or conference proceedings that Pace Library does not own from libraries all over the United States.

  • Requesting books and articles is completely free
  • Articles arrive in 24-48 hours and will be available to download from your ILLiad account
  • Log in with your Pace username and password to set up an account

Finding the full text of articles

Do you have article citations in which you cannot find the full-text article?

Step One: Search the Pace Library homepage  using the Journal Title Tab 

Journal Title search

If we do have access to the journal, click on the link for the database that has the publication date you need.

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Step Two: Look for an option to search within the publication, then paste in the full article title, in quotation marks.

search within this publication



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Step Three: If no results are found, we don't have access to that journal and you need to try Google Scholar.

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Step Four: Run the title of article (not the journal title) through Google Scholar.  You might find the full text.

Step Five: Still nothing?  You need to request the article from InterLibrary Loan.  Log in to the ILLiad system and click on New Request -- Articles

InterLibrary Loan article request


Google Scholar and Peer-Reviewed Articles

The best way to know if a journal found in Google Scholar is peer reviewed is to follow these steps:
1. Note the name of the journal from the citation.  2. Type the name "in quotes," into the regular version of Google in order to find that journal's homepage.  TIP: Journals typically state the fact that they are "peer reviewed" (also known as “refereed” or “juried” or "blind reviewed."  If, in the description, none of those words are used then you can be sure it is not "peer reviewed."

Your Librarian

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Jennifer Rosenstein

Proper APA Citations . . . how to?

Creating proper APA citations can be challenging but there are lots of ways to get help. 

Citation management software is also very helpful for saving and managing all your references, and generating formatted citations in thousands of different styles.  I highly recommend choosing a citation management software and getting familiar with it, especially if you plan to continue research and publication after graduation.  The library recommends either EndNote or Zotero.

EndNote can be downloaded for free from Once you graduate you will have to buy updates to the software.

Zotero is free and open-source and can be downloaded at Zotero is completely free up to 300 MB of storage.

See the guides below for more information.

Getting APA citations in Google Scholar

Looking for a Dissertation? ProQuest Dissertations & Theses