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Reading current issues of academic journals in your field can give you an idea of scholars and topics that are currently being discussed.
Below are journals that you have access to, either in print or online.
Early Childhood Databases
These databases are dedicated to early childhood and contain current abstracts and articles on child development issues. Use the tips suggested on the General Tips page to find currently discussed topics and relevant scholars.
Child Development & Adolescent Studies
Source for references to the current and historical literature related to growth and development of children through the age of 21.
Coverage in Education Source spans all levels of education from early childhood to higher education and also includes educational specialties such as multilingual education, health education and testing.
The world’s premier database of journal and non-journal education literature containing more than 1.1 million citations going back to 1966.
These databases, while not solely focused on early childhood development, still contain scholarly articles on the topic.
A source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from journals and reference sources. Databases cover the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects.
Content includes more than 12,000 titles in all with nearly 30 years of coverage.
Multidisciplinary database provides full text for more than 1,700 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. Also includes nearly 500 full text reference books, 84,774 biographies, 100,554 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 202,164 photos, maps and flags.
Academic Search Complete
Covering most areas of academic study, this scholarly, multi-disciplinary database contains more than 6,100 full-text periodicals and offers access to monographs, reports, conference proceedings and much more.
A large scientific, technical and medical database.
Websites dedicated to early childhood education can offer another look into what topics are currently being researched.