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Resources for Adult and Higher Education Students

E. Cheryl Ponder
Contact number: (405) 325-0548
Email: echerylp@ou.edu

General Resources for EDAH students

Below is information that you may find helpful about the Graduate College deadlines, EDAH course descriptions, library data bases as well as some Internet links for governmental agencies, research organizations, professional associations, and scholarly journals.

EDAH Course Descriptions (link to OU General Catalog)

Graduate College

Library
The OU library system has several important databases which will help you as graduate students find library resources for your research. Listed below are some very useful databases you may use. Also, remember that library services offer a range of services to especially for graduate students that can be very find valuable to your research. You may also find the library's on-line tutorial most helpful.http://libraries.ou.edu

EBSCO
This has many databases and search engines of interest to EDAH students. ERIC and the Professional Development Collections can both be accessed through EBSCO.


ERIC provides access to educational information from journals indexed in the Current Index of Journals in Education (CIJE) and Resources in Education Index (REI). You will also locate articles inResearch in Higher Education and the Journal of Higher Education. Materials indexed includes journal articles and research reports (ERIC Documents). Many full text articles are available.

Professional Development Collections indexes literature in education and related fields. Materials indexed include journal articles some of which are full text.


FirstSearch
This is by far the most important search engine. It has many databases including Dissertations from 1861, ECO which has full-text articles from 400 journals, ERIC which is the major education database from 1966, E*Subscribe which contains full-text ERIC documents from 1993, as well as WorldCat, andPsycINFO, psychology and related disciplines, journals, books, and chapters from 1887.


Project Muse
This database has search capabilities and contains full-text articles from journals in the humanities, social sciences, and mathematics. For EDAH students, you may be interested in Review of Higher Education and the Journal of General Education.

JSTOR
This database has search capabilities and contains full-text articles from many journals on a moving 5-year wall. For EDAH students, you may be interested in the Journal of Higher Education, Sociology of Education, and the Journal of Educational Sociology.

netLibrary
This database contains over 10,000 full-text books.

Higher Education Emphasis Resources

Associations

Semi-Governmental/Government Agencies or Associations

Centers

Journals and Periodicals

Valuable Resources

 

Adult Education Emphasis Resources

Associations and Institutes

·         Adult Literacy Resource Institute (ALRI)

·         American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE)

·         American Council on Education (ACE)

·         American Institutes for Research (AIR)

·         Association for Talent Development (ATD) (formerly known as the
                American Society for Training and Development [ASTD])

·         Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE)

·         Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL)

·         Commission on Adult Basic Education (COABE)

·         International Council for Adult Education (ICAE)

·         International Centre for Distance Learning (ICDL)

·         Institute for the Study of Adult Literary (ISAL)

·         Lumina Foundation

·         Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education (SACME)

·         Spencer Foundation

·         UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning

·         Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Semi-Governmental/Government Agencies or Associations

·         National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

·         National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL)

·         National Reporting System for Adult Education (NRS)

·         U.S. Department of Education

        -          Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE)      
        -           Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
        -           Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE)

Journals

·         AAACE Journals

        -          Adult Education Quarterly

        -          Adult Learning

        -          Journal of Transformative Education

·         AHRD Journals

        -          Advances in Developing Human Resources

        -          Human Resource Development International

        -          Human Resource Development Quarterly

        -          Human Resource Development Review

·         Australian Journal of Adult Learning

·         Community Development Journal

·         Distance Education

·         Education + Training

·         International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance

·         International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology

·         International Journal of Lifelong Education

·         International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning

·         Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy

·         Journal of Career Development

·         Journal of Continuing Higher Education

·         Journal of Education and Work

·         Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education

·         Journal of Vocational Education and Training

·         Journal of Workplace Learning

·         Mind, Culture, and Activity

·         New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education

·         New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development

·         PAACE Journal of Lifelong Learning

·         Studies in Continuing Education

·         Studies in the Education of Adults

·         Vocations and Learning

·         Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning

Conferences

·         Adult Education Research Conference (AERC)

·         American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE)

·         American Educational Research Association (AERA)

·         Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD)

·         Commission on Adult Basic Education (COABE)

·         Research-to-Practice (R2P) in Adult and Higher Education (formerly
                known as the Midwest Research to Practice)

·         Adult Higher Education Alliance (AHEA)

·         Pennsylvania Association for Adult and Continuing Education (PAACE)

·         Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults (SCUTREA)

Valuable Resources

·         Encyclopedia of Informal Education (INFED)

·         AERC Proceedings

·         ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, & Vocational Education

·         UNESCO Adult Learning and Education

·         Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC)

·         Chronicle of Higher Education

Workforce Learning and Development Emphasis Resources

For more information about Workforce Learning and Development, you can refer to the following organizational web sites. Also, involvement in national and international conferences and associations is crucial for the professional development of WLD students. Please see each of the following association websites for further information.

WLD, T&D, HRD Organizations and Associations

 

Publications

Journals

  • AHRD journals: http://www.ahrd.org/
    • Human Resource Development Review
    • Human Resource Development International
    • Human Resource Development Quarterly
    • Advances in Developing Human Resources

  • ISPI journals: http://www.ispi.org/
    • Performance Improvement Quarterly
    • Performance Improvement

  • Other journals:
    • Workforce Education Forum
    • International Journal for Training and Development
    • International Journal of Vocational Education and Training
    • Journal of Vocational Education and Training
    • New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development

 
Magazines

 

Institutes and workshops