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Education

 

Check out these resources to find information on topics in education.

FIND ARTICLES    Academic and Scholarly Articles   
  ERIC
    1966-present; updated weekly
ERIC is the major index to literature in education. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, it provides full citations and abstracts for journal articles, books, curricula, government documents, dissertations, and research reports selected by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES). ERIC citations date from 1966 to the present, and full text is available for many research reports. You may limit your search to show only results with free full text.
  JSTOR  Full Text Available Authentication Required
    1831-present; varies by title
Full-text backfiles to almost 850 scholarly journals from more than 25 academic disciplines published between the 19th and 21st centuries in the JSTOR Arts & Sciences I - IV, Arts & Sciences VII, and Biological Sciences collections. JSTOR provides complete journal backruns from the date of initial publication up to a "moving wall" of 3 to 5 years before the present year.
  Mental Measurements Yearbook  Authentication Required
    Volume 9-present; includes Tests in Print
Produced by the Buros Institute at the University of Nebraska, the MMY provides users with a comprehensive guide to over 2,000 contemporary testing instruments within such diverse areas as psychology, education, business, and leadership.   

Tests in Print is a comprehensive bibliography to all known commercially available tests that are currently in print in the English language. Provides vital information to users including test purpose, author, price, a score index identifying what is being measured, and citations for test reviews published in the MMY series.

    Electronic Journals

  Academe
  American Educational Research Journal
  The Chronicle of Higher Education
  Education Week
  The History Teacher
  Journal of Chemical Education
  Journal of School Psychology
  Journal of Teacher Education
  Journal of Teaching Physical Education (Crete campus only)
  The Physics Teacher
  Teacher Magazine
  Teachers College Record
  Find other titles available in full text...

    General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles

  Academic Search Complete  Full Text Available Authentication Required
    1887-present; updated daily
The world's most comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, Academic Search Complete indexes more than 11,200 journals, and provides full text for more than 7,100 full-text periodicals, including more than 6,100 peer-reviewed journals. Includes PDF content going back as far as 1887. Searchable cited references provided for more than 1,300 journals. 
  OmniFile Full Text Mega  Full Text Available Authentication Required
    1982-present
Multi-disciplinary database for full-text articles from over 1,750 publications, and abstracts and citations for over 3,500 publications in subjects that include education, general science, social sciences, business, art, etc. Includes the database Education Full Text.

FIND BOOKS

    Online Catalogs

  Doane's Online Library Catalog
A shared catalog of 10 Nebraska private-college libraries, including Perkins Library at Doane College. Search one library or all 10 by selecting from "Library" drop-down list.
  WorldCat  Authentication Required
    1000 CE-present; updated daily
Includes over 40 million bibliographic records representing cataloged resources in 400 languages owned by libraries around the world. Materials date back to the 11th century. Owning libraries can be identified for books, journals, archival resources and electronic resources. The database can also be searched through its free web interface, at worldcat.org.
  Books In Print  Authentication Required
Contains over five million records of in-print, out-of-print, and forthcoming book, audio book, and video titles from over 44,000 North American publishers. Also includes many book reviews.
  RCLweb (Resources for College Libraries)  Authentication Required
Updated quarterly
Core list of over 65,000 titles of books and Web pages in 58 curriculum-specific subjects for academic libraries. Titles have been selected by more than 300 subject specialist librarians. Book reviews from Choice magazine included where available.

REFERENCE SOURCES

    Dissertations and Theses

  WorldCat Dissertations and Theses  Authentication Required 
    Updated daily
Index of over 8 million dissertations, theses and published material based on theses cataloged by member libraries, including all subjects.

    General Reference Works

  Grolier Online Passport  Full Text Available Authentication Required
Published by Scholastic Library Publishing, Inc., it includes the encyclopedia databases Encyclopedia Americana and La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre. Articles in Encyclopedia Americana include Lexile reading levels. The "For Educators" section includes a collection of lesson plans organized and searchable by grade or subject, each correlated to state and national curriculum standards.
  Oxford Reference Online  Full Text Available Authentication Required
Over 100 full text language and subject dictionaries and reference works. Topics covered include general reference, language, science and medicine, humanities, social sciences, and business.

WEBSITES*

    Classroom Materials

 

  The Gateway to Educational Materials
A directory of classroom materials. The site offers a sophisticated search engine, allowing to limit a topic by grade level, as well as browsing by keyword or subject. Search results lead to lesson plans, curriculum units, and other Web materials for educators. The site is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education

    Statistics

 

  National Center for Education Statistics
A vast collection of data on schools, teachers, educational attainment, and more. From the U.S. Department of Education.

*(Descriptions for websites are from the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library at Gustavus Adolphus College.)