Research Guide: Higher Education Literature
This guide is designed to connect faculty with the best resources for higher education research.
- Education Fulltext
- ERIC (via EBSCO)
- Research into Higher Education Abstracts - Higher Ed focused literature; please note that this resource is very slow (not available via LaGuardia)
- Higher Education Abstracts (not available via LaGuardia)
- ABI Inform Global - Business database, good leadership literature (not available via LaGuardia)
- PAIS - Public affairs; good coverage of policy issues (not available via LaGuardia)
- Contemporary Women's Issues - Women and gender issues (not available via LaGuardia)
- SocINDEX with Full Text - Sociological literature
- Proquest New York Times - Historical news coverage
- Lexis/Nexis Newspapers - Full text of news articles
Key Higher Education Journals
The following journals have been highly ranked by the utility "Journal Citation Reports." Remember, if you don't know which journal to look in, you are still better using a discovery tool like ERIC first to indentify literature, and then finding the journals indicated.
- Journal of Higher Education
- Studies in Higher Education
- Research in Higher Education
- Review of Higher Education
- Higher Education
- Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Data and Statistical Resources
There are a number of places to look for numerical data on your topic. Below find a list of likely location to find data resources.
The National Center for Education Statistics is the statistical wing of the Department of Education, and the most comprehensive repository of data related to all facets of education. The searching works well, and there are also data slicing tools for more advanced users.
See in particular IPEDS for post-secondary data sources and reports.
Statistical Universe (not available via LaGuardia)
This resource scans data from multiple sources, including government data, materials from associations and organizations, and other sources to create a large, searchable file of tables and abstracts.
Compiled by Alexandra Rojas