Answered By: ask crisslibrary
Last Updated: May 06, 2015     Views: 28


This is Melissa from the library.  Did you email me a little bit ago?  If so, I've been trying to answer your question, but it's been busy at the reference desk today.

I think we need to search something other than ERIC - something specific to libraries.  There are two databases that might be helpful Library Literature and LISTA (Library Information Science & Technology Abstracts).  I have links to both of them on a library science web guide at

Just click on the link title "Databases".  Visually, the databases look similar but they cover many different journals so sometimes you need to search both. 

I did a quick search in Library Literature on school libraries and academic achievement and found 23 peer reviewed articles between 2008-2013.

Also, I know of a researcher in Kansas who just linked school library staffing levels to AYP.  Her article can be found at

If this doesn't work, let me know and we'll try some other terms.


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