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Research Guide: Education Students


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MnPALS Quick Fitz Library Catalog

Search for books and audio-visual materials located in the Fitzgerald Library. Books can be mailed to you. You are responsible for getting them back. Check your account for Due dates & Renewals

 

Search WorldCat to locate materials not in our library. Click on "full text button Find it at SMU" to order. About interlibrary loan

 

Reference Universe

Search for books in the Fitzgerald Reference Collection. Articles from reference books can be copied and sent to you when you are off campus.

 

Gale Virtual Reference Library

E-book collection, includes access to Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership & Administration and Encyclopedia of Multicultural Psychology.


Find Journal Articles: Indexes and Databases

 

Academic Search Premier

Designed specifically for academic institutions, contains scholarly, multi-disciplinary full text articles and citations from over 8,500 journals. Includes over a thousand journals in education. (from EBSCO)

1975--current | Some full text | More info

 

Dissertations and Theses

Index to dissertations and theses in all fields of study. Provides citations and/or abstracts,  as well as  a 24-page preview of any dissertations that have been digitized in the Humanities and Social Sciences fields. (from ProQuest)

1861--current | Some full text

 

Educator's Reference Complete

Provides more than a 1000 academic journals, hundreds of full-text reports, and many reference sources for education students. Contains full text coverage of nearly half the titles indexed in ERIC.(from Gale's InfoTrac )

1980--current | Full text | More info

 

Education Source

Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 2,850 academic periodicals and includes full text for more than 1,800 journals, 550 books and monographs, education-related conference papers, citations for over 4 million articles including book reviews and over 100,000 controlled and cross-referenced names of educational tests. Spans all levels of education from early childhood to higher education and also includes educational specialties such as multilingual education, health education and testing. (from EBSCO)

1929-current | Some full text | More info

 

ERIC

The Education Resource Information Center provides access to education literature and resources both in journals and ERIC documents. Contains more than 1,300,000 records and links to more than 317,000 full-text documents from ERIC back to 1966. Good place to find educational research. (from EBSCO)

Use the OCLC FirstSearch interface | Use the ERIC government interface

Limited availability of full text

1966--current | Some full text | More info

 

Google Scholar 

Google Scholar provides a simple way to search for scholarly literature. When accessing this database through the link provided here you will find free connections to the pay for view materials that are located in our subscription sources.  Just click on "Find Full Text @SMU."

Some full text, some pay for view

 

Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print

From the Buros Institute at the University of Nebraska, provides users with a comprehensive guide to over 2,000 contemporary testing instruments. Designed for an audience ranging from novice test consumers to experienced professionals, the MMY series contains information essential for a complete evaluation of test products within such diverse areas as psychology, education, business, and leadership. (from EBSCO)

Coverage from Volume 9--current | Full text | More info

 

Professional Collection

From Gale's InfoTrac, provides access to over 300 full text journals for educators. To become familiar with what K-12 students are using in MN, look at the complete Gale list of databases which includes a variety of databases for primary and secondary students.

Full text | More info

 

Professional Development Collection

Designed for professional educators, provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles as well as more than 200 educational reports. Includes full text for Chronicle of Higher Education, Educational Leadership, Journal of Education, Journal of Higher Education, Journal of Learning Disabilities, and Theory Into Practice. (from EBSCO)

Some full text

 

Sage--Education Collection

Sage scholarly journal collection. Covers topics in education including methodology, higher education, secondary education, vocational, measurement & testing, educational psychology.

1999--current | Full text

 

Student Resources in Context

Multidisciplinary database for middle school to high school students. Includes content based on national curriculum standards in history, literature, science, and social studies.(from Gale's InfoTrac )

Full text | More info

 

Tests in Print

Now part of Mental Measurements Yearbook. Produced by the Buros Institute of Mental Measurements at the University of Nebraska, Tests in Print (TIP) serves as a comprehensive bibliography to all known commercially available tests that are currently in print in the English language. TIP provides vital information to users including test purpose, test publisher, in-print status, price, test acronym, intended test population, administration times, publication date(s), and test author(s). (from EBSCO)

Full text | More info

 

 

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Journals A-Z

Provides an A-Z list of all journals, magazines, and newspapers in the Fitzgerald collection, both online and in print. If the journal you are looking for does not appear in our Journal Finder, you may order the article needed from that journal through our interlibrary loan service.

 


Government Web Sites

 

Department of Education U.S.

 

Digest of Educational Statistics

Compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American education from pre kindergarten through graduate school. The Digest includes a selection of data from many sources, both government and private, and draws especially on the results of surveys and activities carried out by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

 

ELM for K-12 Academic Standards

ELM for K-12 Academic Standards matches the great content in Electric Library for Minnesota to Minnesota Academic Standards in order to present it in a very practical way to educators. Simply find the benchmark included in a curriculum or lesson plan and discover relevant content to use for class preparation or to pass along to students for homework or research projects.

 

Minnesota Department of Education


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Recommended Web Sites

 

Cooperative Children's Book Center

Is a unique and vital gathering place for books, ideas, and expertise in the field of children's and young adult literature. The CCBC is an non circulating examination, study, and research library for Wisconsin school and public librarians, teachers, early childhood care providers, university students, and others interested in children's and young adult literature.

 

Cyberschoolbus

From the United Nations Statistics Division, a valuable resource for primary and secondary teachers developing curricula on such global concerns as peace, poverty, human rights, and world hunger.

 

Doing What Works

Research based education practices online--from the U.S. Department of Education

 

Education Resource Organizations Directory

"Use the Education Resource Organizations Directory to find organizations that provide information and assistance on many education-related topics, such as multicultural education, at risk persons, standards, teaching methods, and much more. You can also utilize the advanced search option to find organizations that provide curriculum guide services."

 

Literacy Web

From University of Connecticut, voted in Choice as Outstanding Academic Title 2003. Links to resources and research, all age groups.

 

Mathematics Education Resources

From the Syracuse University Mathematics Library, a collection of the most valuable resources on the Internet for mathematics teachers as well as for mathematics education students

 

Math Forum

From Drexel University, a comprehensive resource for math education assistance. Contains hands-on web learning tools, lesson plans, and activities for preK to college courses.

 

PBS Teacher Source

Free professional development resource helps teachers quickly and easily find 4,000 + lesson plans and teaching techniques for grades K-12. Choice Outstanding Academic title 2003

 

Perpich Center for the Arts Education

Arts education resource center, its library collection may be searched through MNPALS

 

School Psychology Resources Online

 

UNESCO Education

Provides information about educational systems world-wide. Includes coverage of issues such as literacy, early childhood education, teacher education, HIV-AIDS education, etc. from an international perspective.

 

University of Kentucky

Teaching certification requirements for all 50 states

 

Usable Knowledge

From Harvard Graduate School of Education, provides educators with access to research that can be used to improve education.


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