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Core sources for Education
The Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD) | |
The Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD) is an acquisition, research, and reference service that offers more than 1,400,000 MARC records and more than 280,000 reviews of children's books--all full text searchable from 36 review sources.
The Chronicle of Higher Education | |
Published every weekday and is the top destination for news, advice, and jobs for people in academe. The Chronicle's Web site features the complete contents of the latest issue; daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job listings; articles published since September 1989; vibrant discussion forums; and career-building tools such as an online CV's, salary databases, and more.
Education Full Text (Wilson Web) | |
To search only this database, click Education (EDU) in the Subject Area menu of Wilson Web's OmniFile Full Text Mega. It covers all age levels of education, administration, arts, athletics, technology, government funding, instructional media, library science, literacy standards, multicultural/ethnic education, parent-teacher relations, religious education, science and math, special education, student counseling, teacher evaluation, and teaching methods.
Educator's Reference Complete | | |
Contains more than 1,100 full-text periodicals covering a variety of disciplines, 200 reports from the U.S. Department of Education, resources on educational specialties and issues related to administration, as well as funding and policies. It is updated daily.
ERIC (Educational Resources Info. Center) (CSA) | | 1966- |
Click the link above, then Alphabetical List, either Quick Search or Advanced Search, and finally select this title from the list. ERIC is the US national bibliographic database of education literature. It is sponsored by the US Department of Education and consists of 2 files: Resources in Education, which covers document literature, and Current Index to Journals in Education, which covers published journal literature from over 775 periodicals. It also includes some full text of ERIC Digests, which summarize various topics and provide references to related information.
ERIC Educator's Reference Desk | | 1966- |
This version of the ERIC database is available on the Web. The site also offers Resource Guides, Lesson Plans, and Question Archives.
Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia | | |
For grades 5 and up, this online encyclopedia offers reference information and news on all subjects with learning tools and multimedia as well as over 40,000 encyclopedia articles with associated pictures, flags, maps and media, including video, sound, animations, panoramas and cutaways. It links to thousands of related periodical articles and Web sites, weekly news articles with news quiz and related Web links, and the monthly Brain Jam e-zine with teacher resources and student activities.
JSTOR | | date varies |
JSTOR offers full-text online access to back issues of more than 100 scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Issues are entered online after having been published for 2-5 years. The entire printed matter of the journal as published is included, and coverage for most titles begins with their starting numbers. Adobe Acrobat Reader is necessary to view and print from JSTOR.
Junior Edition (InfoTrac) | | | 2000- |
For middle school students, their teachers and parents, this database includes magazine, newspaper and reference sources on all subjects; full text articles from 130+ magazines, with full image of 60+ titles; and maps, articles from reference books and newswire articles. It provides access to short stories, poems, quizzes, experiments and activities and offers Toolbox, which helps students learn research and writing skills.
Kids InfoBits (InfoTrac) | | | 1990- |
For K-5 students, their teachers and parents, this database provides access to articles, pictures and reference information on all subjects. It contains full text articles from 120+ children's magazines, reference sources and newspapers as well as 2,500 searchable images and maps, and reading levels are assigned to most articles. It also includes activities, recipes, experiments, poetry and stories by children and Teacher Toolbox, which helps teach research and writing skills.
New Book of Knowledge Encyclopedia | | |
For grades 3 and up, this online encyclopedia offers reference information on all subjects with current events and educational features. It includes over 9,000 encyclopedia articles on all subjects, with pictures and maps; related articles from children's magazines; related Web sites appropriate for children; weekly news articles and pictures with lesson plans; and links to student activities, educational games and teacher resources.
PRAXIS Practice Tests from Plato Learning | |
An off campus log-in handout is available on the display rack. Ask for help at the Circulation Desk. This website offers an online simulated pre-professional skills test.
Primary Search | | |
Designed specifically for elementary school libraries and public library children's rooms, contains full text for more than 60 popular, elementary school magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for nearly 100 magazines. Full text is also available for over 100 student pamphlets. Examples of publications covered in Primary Search include: Appleseeds, Boys' Life, Cobblestone, Cricket, Highlights for Children, Hopscotch, Jack & Jill, Ladybug, Ranger Rick, Science World, Spider, SuperScience, Time for Kids, Turtle, and many more. This database also provides the American Heritage Children's Dictionary, 3rd Edition from Houghton Mifflin, and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps and flags. Many full text titles are available in native (searchable) PDF, or scanned-in-color. Full text backfiles go as far back as 1989, while indexing and abstract backfiles go as far back as 1984.
Project Muse | |
Includes the full-text of over 300 quality journal titles, covering literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, and many others.
PsycARTICLES| | |
A definitive source of searchable full text articles on current issues in psychology. The PsycARTICLES database covers general psychology and specialized, basic, applied, clinical and theoretical research in psychology. The database contains more than 39,000 searchable full text articles from 44 journals published by the American Psychological Association and 8 from allied organizations. It contains all journal articles, letters to the editor and errata from each of the 52 journals. Coverage spans from 1985 to the present.
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection| | |
A comprehensive database providing more than 550 full text publications, including 550 peer-reviewed journals. The database covers topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods. In addition to the full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for all journals in the collection. Publications offered can be searched independently, but also allows users to conveniently link to full text from citations within PsycINFO. All full text publications included in this database are indexed in PsycINFO. The majority of full text titles in this database are available in native (searchable) PDF, or scanned-in-color. Full text information in this database dates as far back as 1965.
ScienceDirect | | date varies |
ScienceDirect offers full-text access to over 1 million articles in broad collections of primary journal literature. The heart of this database is the Elsevier Science collection, which comprises 1,100 journals. It covers chemistry, materials science, engineering & technology, environmental science, economics, business & management science, neurosciences, pharmacology & toxicology, physics, mathematics & computer science, earth sciences, social sciences, biochemistry, microbiology & immunology, biological sciences, and clinical medicine.
What Do I Read Next? | | |
For librarians, teachers, and readers of all ages, this database is a readers' advisory resource for recommended fiction and nonfiction. It contains recommendations on 100,000+ book titles for children, young adults and adults; plot summaries, author information and award lists; and recommended books by series, subject, reading level, genre, setting, etc.