Electronic Resources

Name of ResourcesProvided byType of ResourcesDescription
Academic Search Complete EBSCO Database Search journal articles, e-books, newspapers and more. 
ProQuest Education Database ProQuest Database

The database includes over 1,000 full-text journals and 18,000 dissertations, supporting research on the theory and practice of education.

Sage Knowledge SAGE Database

A database of ebooks and reference books published by SAGE covering the social sciences and education.

Global Books In Print ProQuest Database

The database contains over 20 million publishing information of English language books, e-books, audiobooks and videos published globally.

中國期刊全文數據庫 (學前教育專題) / China Academic Journals Full-text Database (ECE) CNKI Database

The subscription covers 40 full-text Chinese ECE journals as listed here and it supports searching in simplified Chinese text only.

Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) DOAB Database

Find open access book titles.

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) DOAJ Database

Find open access journal titles.

Alexander Street (Education in Videos) ProQuest Video

Video content includes demonstrations, lectures, documentaries, and primary-source footage of students and teachers in actual classrooms. The collection also contains a wealth of ready-to-use teaching tools, including course, study, and discussion guides, assessment checklists, and themed playlists.

Ed.Flicks Child Care Exchange Video

Over 140 two- to twelve-minute video segments on addressing challenging behaviors, preventing obesity, family partnership, infant and toddler care, child assessment, teacher performance and much more. The Ed.Flicks library will continually grow as new video segments are added regularly.

Journal of Montessori research
(Open Access)
University of Kansas Libraries E-Journal

The Journal of Montessori Research advances knowledge of Montessori education through both empirical research studies and critical reviews of the literature available in an open access forum.

Illinois Early Learning Project Illinois  Web resource The Illinois Early Learning Project provides support, resources, and information for teachers, specialists, administrators, and trainers interested in the implementation of the Project Approach in classrooms for preschool children.
Open Access Theses and Dissertations OATD Database Search theses and dissertations.
Online Waldorf Library The Online Waldorf Library Database

E-books and articles on Waldorf education.

JSTOR Archival Journal Collections JSTOR Database

Over 300 journals in law, psychology, public policy & administration, education, linguistics, sociology, social work, Asian studies. Journals include Child Development, The Future of Children, Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, Education and Treatment of Children, Young Children, Journal of Educational Research, Reading Teacher, Research in the Teaching of English etc.

Please note that the JSTOR database provide mostly back issues, the latest journal issue may not be available.

JSTOR Academic Open Content JSTOR Database Open access e-books and journal articles.

Exchange Magazine & Articles

Child Care Exchange E-Journal Practical ideas and proven strategies for dealing with the day-to-day challenges of administering an early childhood program.
Australasian Journal of Early Childhood EBSCO E-Journal Full-text available from 03/01/2009 to 12/01/2018
International Journal of Early Years Education EBSCO E-Journal Full-text available from 03/01/1998 to present (with an 18 month delay)
Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood SAGE E-Journal The journal provides a forum for researchers and professionals who are exploring new and alternative perspectives in their work with young children (from birth to eight years of age) and their families.
Early Years Taylor & Francis E-Journal This journal publishes research papers and scholarly critiques on all issues associated with early childhood education and care.
European Early Childhood Education Research Journal Taylor & Francis E-Journal This journal is the publication of the European Early Childhood Education Research Association (EECERA), an international organisation dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of research in Early Childhood Education throughout Europe and beyond.
Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education Taylor & Francis E-Journal This journal is the official journal of the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators. Its purpose is to provide a forum for consideration of issues and for exchange of information and ideas about research and practice in early childhood teacher education.
Early Child Development and Care Taylor & Francis E-Journal This journal is a multidisciplinary publication that serves psychologists, educators, psychiatrists, paediatricians, social workers and other professionals who deal with research, planning, education and care of infants and young children.
Journal of Childhood Studies
(Open Access; Former title: Canadian Children)
The Canadian Association for Young Children E-Journal This journal aims to open space for publications related to the urgent, contested realities of globalized childhoods.
American Journal of Play
(Open Access)
The Strong E-Journal

An interdisciplinary publication of The Strong, the American Journal of Play® is a forum for discussing the history, science, and culture of play

Child Care & Early Education Research Connections Research Connections Database Resources indexed and housed on the Research Connections site cover a broad spectrum of research on child care and early education and related policies. The collection brings together original research, syntheses, datasets, and other research-related resources from the wide range of social science disciplines and professional fields that study early care and education.
Early Childhood Research & Practice(Open Access)
ECRP E-Journal This journal publishes research reports, literature reviews, essays, interviews, reflections, and commentary on emerging trends and issues by scholars and practitioners from around the world. Areas of emphasis include classroom practice, curriculum, ethics, teacher preparation, higher education, policy, and parent participation.
eJournal of Education Policy
(Open Access)
Northern Arizona University E-Journal Established in Fall 2000, this journal covers the broad issues of rights to an education in the public domain & the debates that emerge around differing opinions regarding educational policy making in a democratic society.
International Journal of Education & the Arts
(Open Access)
PennState University Libraries E-Journal

The journal primarily publishes peer reviewed research-based field studies including, among others, aesthetics, art theory, music education, visual arts education, media education, drama education, dance education, education in literature, and narrative and holistic integrated studies that cross or transcend these fields.

International Journal of Multicultural Education
(Open Access)
Yonsei University E-Journal

This journal publishes three types of articles: (1) empirical research reports that explicitly address multicultural educational issues and typically engages qualitative research methods in robust manners; (2) conceptual and theoretical articles, typically grounded on in-depth literature review, which advance theories and scholarship of multicultural education; and (3) praxis articles that discuss successful multicultural education practices grounded on sound theories and literature.

International Journal of Early Childhood and Special Education
(Open Access)

This journal offers scholarly articles on various issues of young children with special needs (0-8 age) and their families.

Journal of Research in Rural Education
(Open Access)
JRRE  E-Journal This journal offers scholarly research on demonstrable relevance to educational issues within rural settings.
Center on the Developing Child Harvard University Web resource The mission of the Center on the Developing Child is to drive science-based innovation that achieves breakthrough outcomes for children facing adversity.
Center for Parent Information and Research CPIR Web resource

The Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) is a central resource for Parent Training and Information (PTI) Centers and Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs), offering information and products to assist the families of children with disabilities.

Playground Safety Research University of Northern Iowa Web resource

The National Program for Playground Safety actively engages in research, advocacy, and outreach to educate at the local, state, and national level the importance of outdoor play, safety, and offering a positive influence on children’s health, learning, social-emotional skills, and physical skills.  NPPS efforts are a comprehensive view of child well-being and safety of the environment. 

Young Children
(Online access for staff only. Please contact the Library for login information.)

NAEYC E-Journal An award-winning, peer-reviewed journal that combines research and practice, Young Children supports educational excellence and focuses on meeting the needs of all children, birth through third grade.

Teaching Young Children
(Online access for staff only. Please contact the Library for login information.)

NAEYC E-Journal Teaching Young Children is NAEYC's award-winning magazine for preschool educators.

Young Exceptional Children

SAGE E-Journal This journal is written for teachers, early care and education personnel, educational administrators, therapists, families and others who work with or on behalf of children from birth through 8 years of age who have identified disabilities, developmental delays, are gifted/talented, or are at risk for future developmental problems.
Journal of Early Childhood Research SAGE E-Journal This journal provides an international forum for childhood research, bridging cross-disciplinary areas and applying theory and research within the professional community.

Early Childhood Research Quarterly
(See off-campus access information on the right)

Elsevier E-Journal

This journal publishes research on early childhood education and development from birth through 8 years of age. It publishes predominantly empirical research (quantitative or qualitative methods) on issues of interest to early childhood development, theory, and educational practice.

To access the journal off-campus:

1) Scroll down to the bottom of the journal page.

2) You should see the link "Remote access" next to About ScienceDirect.

3) Click the "Remote access" link and type in your YCCECE E-mail Address to obtain off-campus access.

Infant Behavior and Development (See off-campus access information on the right)

Elsevier E-journal  

This is an international and interdisciplinary journal, publishing high-quality work in the areas of cognitive development, emotional development, perception, perception-action coupling, prenatal development, motor development, and socialization using a variety of methodologies (e.g., behavioral, physiological, computational).

To access the journal off-campus:

1) Scroll down to the bottom of the journal page.

2) You should see the link "Remote access" next to About ScienceDirect.

3) Click the "Remote access" link and type in your YCCECE E-mail Address to obtain off-campus access.

Asia-Pacific journal of research in early childhood education PECERA E-Journal This journal focuses primarily on research activities in the Pacific Rim area, though research reports from other areas are not excluded. The journal includes research articles related to the education and care of children from birth to age 8 and to related topics. These include reports of empirical research, reviews of research, critiques of research, and articles related to the applications of research to practice.

Zero To Three Journal

Zero to Three E-Journal To access the Zero to Three Journal, please register for a Zero to Three account using your YCCECE email address. Please note that only the journal content is accessible. This journal focuses on a critical topic within the early childhood development field.
HKU CACLER E-Book For Chinese courses.
Storyline Online SAG-AFTRA Foundation E-Book Free storytelling and children books.
廉政公署德育資源網 ICAC Moral Educational Web  ICAC Web resource 小學及幼稚園教材德育系列
International Journal of Early Childhood
Springer E-Journal This journal provides an important voice for research with young children and children’s early education and care, across various social and cultural contexts, with a focus on children aged from birth to 8 years.
International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy
(Open Access)
Springer E-Journal This journal disseminates research and analysis regarding major issues of child care and education policy relating to young children and their families to a broad international readership, including policymakers, researchers, and practitioners.
(Open Access)
American Educational Research Association (AERA) E-Journal

This journal publishes studies of education and learning in various contexts, such as early childhood, after-school, primary and secondary, and post-secondary education.

Wisenews Wisenews E-News  A newspaper database.
eBook Collection EBSCO E-Book  Over 180,000 ebooks available.

Children's Resources
(Require a HKPL Library card)

Hong Kong Public Libraries Database Includes BookFlix, Kid InfoBits, Kiss Holiday, Newtonkids Digital Museum, and TumbleBookLibrary.

A list of Chinese e-book, English e-book, and English Audio Book platforms
(Require a HKPL Library card)

Hong Kong Public Libraries E-Book / Audio book A list of available e-books and audio book for adults and children in Chinese and English.

BlueFire Reader

BlueFire Mobile App A mobile app that enables you to borrow and read EBSCO ebooks or downloaded chapters.

HKCAAVQ Annual Report

HKCAAVQ Web resource The Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) has published their Annual Report for year 2018/19. The Report, themed “Making Impact in a New Era of Quality Assurance”, has outlined the HKCAAVQ’s work and activities including the Chairman’s message, Executive Director’s report, highlights of the year, as well as operational review of various services of HKCAAVQ.