Enormous amounts of reading and literacy research is available from the U.S. Department of Education, journals, associations, and other entities. The following are suggestions and links to help you find what you need.
Regional comprehensive centers
The U.S. Department of Education funds a system of organizations that provide technical assistance to the states in its region. Each organization's website offers a wealth of information.
- Appalachian (Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia)
- Florida & Virgin Islands
- Mid-Continent (Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma)
- Mid-Atlantic (Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C.)
- Great Lakes East (Indiana, Michigan, Ohio)
- Great Lakes (Illinois, Wisconsin)
- New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont)
- New York
- North Central (Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota)
- Northwest (Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Wyoming)
- Pacific (American Samoa, Northern Marianas, Micronesia, Guam, Hawaii, Marshall Islands, Palau)
- Southeast (Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina)
- Southwest (Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah)
The journals listed here publish articles and research related to reading.
The following databases are rich sources of usually free reading research.
Other databases require university affiliation or allow individual access for a fee. These include:
The main PsycINFO database contains almost 2 million references to psychological literature from the 1800s-present, and includes journal articles, books, book chapters, technical reports, and dissertations.
This database provides citations and abstracts for education-related journals and magazine articles, and also searches journals from other disciplines.
Use this database to locate fulltext newspaper articles on your subject.
- Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts (CSA)
This database covers all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics. Complete coverage is also given to various fields of linguistics including descriptive, historical, comparative, theoretical, and geographical linguistics. (Dates covered: 1973 - present)
- Mental Measurements Yearbook
This database includes more than 2,200 commercially-available tests in categories such as personality, developmental, behavioral assessment, neuropsychological, achievement, intelligence and aptitude, educational, speech and hearing, and sensory motor.