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Major Journals on Program Assessment and Evaluation

Below are links to two major journals that focus specifically on program planning and evaluation.  You can use the links to search directly in those journals in addition to searching the major databases such as Psycinfo and Science Direct.  Just select the name of the database (i.e. Science Direct) to search directly within that journal.

Evaluation and Program Planning

American Journal of Evaluation


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Journal articles (covers more than 1,700 periodicals), chapters, books, dissertations and reports on psychology and related fields.

Find Journal Articles - Specialized Databases

  • ERIC, Abstracts/Indexes, 1966-present
    Premier index of Education resources, including abstracts of articles from over 1000 journals and of documents such as teaching guides, research reports, lesson plans, and test and evaluation instruments. For searching help see the ERIC Tutorial or Quick Guide to ERIC.
  • SocINDEX with Full Text, 1908-present (varies by title; some indexing from 1895)
    Full text for over 500 journals in sociology and related disciplines, and indexing for over 3000 others. Also includes relevant books and conference papers, many of them full-text, and allows searching of cited references.
  • PsycARTICLES, 1894 - present
    Full-text for 59 core scholarly and scientific journals. Covers topics of general psychology and specialized, applied, clinical and theoretical research.
  • ScienceDirect SUNY Connect logo
    Full-text coverage of almost 900 journals. Focus is on scientific, technical and medical fields, with significant coverage of social sciences as well. (use buttons at top of page to go to journals or do a search)
  • LGBT Life with Full Text SUNY Connect logo
    Search the world's literature regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues. This databases contains indexing and abstracts for core periodicals, books, and reference works.
  • Women's Studies International
    Core topics in women's studies as well as current topics in feminist research. Includes sociology, history, political science, public policy, business, and education. Indexes journals, newspapers, newsletters, books, proceedings, and dissertations.

Finding Articles on Program Evaluation

To find articles on program evaluation for your program, begin with a keyword related to your topic, and then add the word "program evaluation" to your search.

Psycinfo Search


In this example, I've used "reading and program evaluation" to find program evaluations for reading programs.

After searching for a keyword relevant to your topic such as reading and program evaluation, Psycinfo will suggest subjects that will be useful to you, such as "educational program evaluation." 



You can select any of the subjects to add these to your search terms.  This will be helpful if your program is in an educational setting rather than social services or healthcare as how they will evaluate programs will differ.




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