Active Full-Text, Non-Open Access Journal Retail Value (USD)
Education Source Ultimate: $531,528.74
Education Source: $378,968.20
Education Research Complete: $338,622.61
Education Full Text: $39,186.13

The Largest and Most Comprehensive Database for Education Studies

Education Source Ultimate is the world's largest and most comprehensive full-text research database designed for education students, researchers, professionals and policymakers. Coverage spans all levels of education and includes a range of topics including education ethics, educational technology, literacy, research methodology and more. With access to 2,113 active full-text education journals and a journal retail value of $531,528.74, it is the largest database in the Education Source family.

Strengthen Exposure to Open Access Journals

Education Source Ultimate includes rigorous curation and indexing of open access (OA) journals, which has resulted in a growing collection of 1,234 active global OA journals. Once validated and certified for inclusion, these OA journals are treated with high-quality subject indexing and sophisticated, precise/accurate full-text linking.  

NOTE: EBSCOhost databases and EBSCO Discovery Service generate a lot more referrals for DOAJ than any other online platform.

Education Full-Text Journal Databases — International Content Compared

Active Full-Text Journals by Country/Region
Australia & New Zealand
Central & Eastern Europe
China, Hong Kong & Taiwan
French-Speaking Europe
German-Speaking Europe
Italy & Italian Switzerland
Latin America & the Caribbean
Middle East & North Africa
Netherlands & Flanders
Nordic Countries
South Asia & Southeast Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa
United Kingdom & Ireland
United States
Australia & New Zealand: 80
Canada: 75
Central & Eastern Europe: 111
China, Hong Kong & Taiwan: 47
French-Speaking Europe: 20
German-Speaking Europe: 126
Italy & Italian Switzerland: 25
Japan: 38
Latin America & the Caribbean: 76
Middle East & North Africa: 201
Netherlands & Flanders: 27
Nordic Countries: 30
South Asia & Southeast Asia: 84
Spain: 49
Sub-Saharan Africa: 36
United Kingdom & Ireland: 373
United States: 688
Australia & New Zealand: 55
Canada: 50
Central & Eastern Europe: 54
China, Hong Kong & Taiwan: 16
French-Speaking Europe: 2
German-Speaking Europe: 76
Italy & Italian Switzerland: 7
Japan: 3
Latin America & the Caribbean: 43
Middle East & North Africa: 60
Netherlands & Flanders: 8
Nordic Countries: 10
South Asia & Southeast Asia: 15
Spain: 25
Sub-Saharan Africa: 9
United Kingdom & Ireland: 276
United States: 497
Australia & New Zealand: 28
Canada: 23
Central & Eastern Europe: 16
China, Hong Kong & Taiwan: 6
French-Speaking Europe: 1
German-Speaking Europe: 52
Italy & Italian Switzerland: 2
Japan: 1
Latin America & the Caribbean: 11
Middle East & North Africa: 25
Netherlands & Flanders: 7
Nordic Countries: 2
South Asia & Southeast Asia: 7
Spain: 6
Sub-Saharan Africa: 3
United Kingdom & Ireland: 228
United States: 345
Australia & New Zealand: 5
Canada: 9
Central & Eastern Europe: 0
China, Hong Kong & Taiwan: 2
French-Speaking Europe: 1
German-Speaking Europe: 32
Italy & Italian Switzerland: 0
Japan: 1
Latin America & the Caribbean: 1
Middle East & North Africa: 4
Netherlands & Flanders: 2
Nordic Countries: 0
South Asia & Southeast Asia: 2
Spain: 2
Sub-Saharan Africa: 1
United Kingdom & Ireland: 40
United States: 158

Unique Full-Text Journals

Education Source Ultimate includes 1,755 active full-text journals not available in any version of Academic Search.


    This comprehensive online resource offers an extensive array of peer-reviewed, full-text journals dedicated to education research. Users, including education students and professionals, can delve into and analyze information across all levels of education and specialized areas.

    School Library Journal

    Read the full School Library Journal review. This review was first published in School Library Journal’s January 2024 issue and is posted with their permission.

    Full-Text Conference Papers

    In addition to full-text journals, Education Source Ultimate includes more than 5,380 full-text education-related conference papers.

    Video Collection

    Education Source Ultimate features 415 videos from SimpleK12, which provide practical online teacher training and address the evolving landscape of education.

    Topics covered include remote learning primers, virtual classroom tutorials, best practices in online pedagogy, e-learning software reviews, how to foster peer relationships in online environments, activities and examinations for remote students and more.

    Searchable Cited References

    Education Source Ultimate includes 1,178 journals with searchable cited references.

    The Highest Quality Subject Indexing 

    EBSCO has the premier and most highly regarded scholarly vocabularies curated by subject matter experts, covering all disciplines and major publishers. 

    EBSCO believes in breaking down barriers to information through Enhanced Subject Precision (ESP) mapping, bridging the gap between content and end users through inclusion of natural languages.   

    EBSCO databases support all learning types through textual and visual subject browse and information literacy training through subject access points in more than 30 languages. Watch video to learn more.

    Education Source Ultimate includes 2,819 active indexed and abstracted journals. 2,578 of them are peer-reviewed. 

    Subjects Include

    • Adult, career, and vocational education
    • Assessment and evaluation
    • Continuing education
    • Disabilities and gifted education
    • Educational management
    • Elementary and early childhood education
    • Higher education
    • History of education
    • Information and technology
    • Language and linguistics
    • Literacy standards
    • Math education
    • Multicultural/ethnic education
    • Music education
    • Reading and communication
    • School administration
    • Science education
    • Special education
    • Teacher evaluation
    • Teachers and teacher education
    • Teaching methods
    • Urban education