Library of Congress Class
Contemporary Education Issues Handbooks (Series)
Encyclopedia of Education -- REF LB 15.E47 2003
Eight volume encyclopedia covering aspects of US and international education, including higher education, policy and legislation, learning and instruction methods, teacher preparation, and educational technology.
Handbook of Distance Education -- REF LC 5800.H36 2003
Contains articles on distance education with an emphasis on communications technology. Organized in seven sections: Historical and Conceptual Foundations; Learning and Learners; Design and Instruction; Policies, Administration and Management; Different Audiences in Distance Education; The Economics of Distance Education; and International Perspectives.
Handbook of Research on Multicultural Education -- REF LC 1099.3.H35 2004
Overview of theory and research in the field of multicultural education. Sections include: History, Characteristics and Goals; Issues, Trends, and Developments; Research and Research Issues; Knowledge Construction and Critical Studies; Ethnic Groups in Historical and Social Science Research; The Education of Immigrant Children and Youth; The Education of Ethnic Groups; Language Issues; Academic Achievement, Approaches, Theories, and Research; Intergroup Education Approaches to School Reform; Higher Education; and International Perspectives on Multicultural Education.
Special Education Almanac -- REF LC 3981.S577 2006
"a ready reference for the student and the journeyman special education professional who want quick access to information and tests, disorders, laws, pediatric psychopharmacology, and even helpful websites."
Databases (available through GALILEO)
Produced by the US Department of Education. Contains journal articles and other types of sources such as conference papers, reports from Congressional hearings and other research. Some non-government research and policy sources are included as well.
Professional Development Collection -- Geared toward professional educators. Contains abstracts and indexing for 800 education titles. Also, provides full text for over 500 journals and 160 pamphlets.
K-12 (for students)
- Searchasaurus (Primary and Middle School) -- Dinosaur-themed interface providing access to several primary and middle school appropriate resources
- SIRS Issue Researcher (High School) -- General database with full text access to articles on issues in today's world. Also contains individual areas for hot topics with overviews and pro/con analysis.
Vocational and Career Collection -- Contains full text of about 350 periodicals based on trades and industries
Wilson Education Full Text -- Provides indexing and abstracting for many periodicals related to education. Also, many are full text. Articles focus on current issues in education.
*Also directly accessible on the internet*
WGBH Teachers' Domain -- Collection of media resources provided by public television. Includes material teachers can use corresponding to certain media.
Math Forum: Teachers' Place -- Resources for teaching math -- all levels.
- NSL Concept Map Tool (AAAS Benchmarks) -- Allows teachers to see connections and progressions between science topics covered in different grade levels.
- PRISMS -- An collection of visual resources (e.g. pictures, video clips) to aid middle school educators in teaching
biology, astronomy, ecology, and earth science.
Child Care & Early Education Research Connections -- Full text access to data and research in the field of child care and early education. Includes government projects, executive summaries of major findings, fact sheets, literature reviews, and reports and papers. Some are peer-reviewed.
Educator's Reference Desk -- Contains resource guides including links to online education information and lesson plans. Areas include home schooling, distance education, motivation, classroom management and subject specific pages among others.
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE) -- 1500+ teaching and learning resources drawn from several federal agencies such as the National Institute of Health. Includes lesson plans and series, animations, activities, photos and documents.
Georgia Professional Standards Commission -- Information on teacher certification including the GACE (the test to license teachers in the state of Georgia). Also provides a link to Teach Georgia, an educator job search website.
National Center for Education Statistics -- Data and analysis related to education. Run by the US Department of Education's Institute of Education Statistics. Contains webpages of specific studies, tables and figures, and annual reports. Searching for data by public school, school district, private school, college, and public library is also available.
Baldwin Library of Children's Literature: Digital Collection
Harvard Graduate School of Education Websites for Educators -- Extensive collection of links to education-related websites.
PBS Teachers -- Provides classroom resources by grade level. Also has videos for use in the classroom and connections to stories on other PBS websites such as NOVA. Some areas are for use by children themselves.
A Statistical Directory for Education & Social Science Librarians - Education -- A wiki with links to websites that have national and state level education statistics.
US News and World Report - Best Education Graduate Schools