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Education Research & Scholarship

In addition to being partners in the classroom, the library supports education research and scholarship. Librarians provide consultations and instruction for YSM educational programs, including the Master of Health Science – Medical Education Track Degree Program and the Education Scholar Fellowship, sponsored by the Center for Medical Education.

Topics discussed include, but are not limited to, enhancing learners’ skills in searching the biomedical literature to locate papers on health professions educational scholarship, identifying what resources to search to maximize retrieval of relevant literature, and suggesting journals to disseminate research results.

PubMed is the premiere database to find biomedical literature, but not necessarily the most effective or efficient when searching for educational topics. Librarians can guide education scholars to additional resources/databases to expand their search including the education literature and other potential sources. See below for a selected list.

Librarians are available for consultation or possible collaboration on educational research projects. To learn more about how the library can support your scholarship in this area, please contact Judy Spak, head of Academic Research and Education at the medical library.

Selected journals and resources

Selected databases with education literature


    A comprehensive source of full-text nursing & allied health journals. It also provides access to health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, evidence-based care sheet and quick lesson disease overviews, and continuing education modules.

  • Education Research Complete

    Covers all levels of education and includes books, journals, and conference papers.

  • Embase - Ovid

    A tool to access the biomedical literature, including journals indexed in MEDLINE and proceedings from many conferences. 

  • ERIC

    A database of education research consisting of journal articles, conference papers, technical reports, policy papers and more.

  • PsycInfo - Ovid

    PsycInfo - EBSCOhost

    Contains citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, and technical reports in the field of psychology and psychological aspects of related disciplines.

  • PubMed@Yale

    A collection of biomedical citations from MEDLINE and PubMed Central provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

  • Scopus

    Peer-reviewed abstracts and citations in science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities plus conference papers and book chapters. 

  • Web of Science

    A multidisciplinary database offering access to a broad selection of journal articles, conference proceedings, book chapters, and reviews.

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