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(Free version) - U. S. Department of Education
1966 - Updated Monthly
ERIC provides free access to more than 1.2 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials and, if available, includes links to full text. ERIC is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences (IES). Each record provides Full-Text Availability Options showing whether the item is available online from ERIC and a Find in a Library function that shows other libraries that own the resource. Users should also check the WSC Library's Full Text Periodicals Directory to determine whether we have the journal in-print or online.
(EBSCO Version) - U. S. Department of Education
1966 - Updated Monthly
ERIC®, the Educational Resource Information Center, is a national information system supported by the U.S. Department of Education, the National Library of Education, and the Office of Educational Research and Improvement. It provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. This version provides access to the full text of articles from more than 540 journals indexed in ERIC plus the full text of more than 2,200 ERIC Digests along with references for additional information and citations and abstracts from over 1,000 educational and education-related journals. Search Guide|
Education Journals (ProQuest) ProQuest. 1988- Updated Monthly
Contains the full text of almost 400 of the leading journals in the education field covering the literature on primary, secondary, and higher education topics. Indexes more than 500 journals. Search Guide
Social Science Journals - ProQuest CSA
Provides access to a variety of social science journals. The database includes over 510 titles, with more than 280 available in full text. Coverage extends back to the early 1990s. Search Guide
Literature Comprehensive Database - Childrenslit.com
Current File Updated Regularly
CLCD is an acquisition, research, and reference database that provides more than 200,000 reviews of children's books--all full text searchable from 33 review sources. The CLCD also includes Teaching Tools - lesson plans and teaching guides - plus entries for more than 339,000 awards, prizes, best book lists and reading lists entries. The database also provides access to over 30,000 book jacket images as well as information provided by various Reading Measurement Programs such as Accelerated Reader, Degrees of Reading Power, Lexile, and Reading Counts. Also included are links to more than 60,000 web pages featuring individual authors or illustrators.
TeachingBooks.net - TeachingBooks.net LLC Current File
An easy-to-use database that adds a multimedia dimension to the reading experiences of children's and young adult books. It Includes Meet-the-Author Movies, Book Readings, and Interviews among thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in the K–12 environment. Every resource has been selected to encourage the integration of multimedia author and book materials into reading and library activities. Video Search Guide (3:30)
Measurements Yearbook - Buros Institute 1989- (9th - 16th Yearbooks) Updated Semi-Annually
Contains descriptive information and critical reviews of more than 2,000 commercially-available standardized English-language educational, personality, aptitude, neuropsychological, achievement and intelligence tests. Each entry includes test name and classification; author(s); publisher, publication date; price; time requirements; existence of validity and reliability data; score descriptions; levels; and intended populations. Contains the text of the Buros Institute's 9th - 16th Yearbooks. WWW Search Guide
Development Collection - Ebsco
provides a specialized collection designed for professional educators. This collection covers more than 240 full text journals on a broad range of topics - from children's health and development to cutting-edge pedagogical theory and practice. The Professional Development Collection includes backfiles to 1990 plus abstract and index coverage for over 330 well known professional development titles and searchable full text for over 240 journals covering the most current topics in education. Search Guide | Video Tutorial
Reference Complete - Gale 1980 - Present
Provides more than 450 full-text academic journals, hundreds of full-text reports, and many premier reference sources. Included content focuses on educational principles, child development and psychology, and best practices in education. Majority of the full-text titles included are also found in the ERIC database. The database is updated daily. Search Guide
Reference Center (TRC) - Gale 1984 - Present
Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 270 titles from the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals and periodicals. This database provides coverage on key education topics such as Assessment, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, Science ? Mathematics, and more for K-12 Teachers ? Librarians.
Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts - ProQuest 1973-
Abstracts and indexes the international literature in linguistics and related disciplines in the language sciences. The database covers all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Complete coverage is given to various fields of linguistics including descriptive, historical, comparative, theoretical and geographical linguistics. In addition to abstracts of journal articles, books, book chapters, and dissertations, citations to book reviews are drawn from over 1,500 serials publications. Search Guide
of Distance Learning - Idea Group
Provides comprehensive coverage of the issues, concepts, trends, and technologies of distance learning. More than 400 international contributors from over 50 countries have provided extensive coverage of topics such as workforce training, accessing education, digital divide, and the evolution of distance and online education into a multibillion dollar enterprise. This 4-volume set encyclopedia contains more than 3,000 terms and definitions and over 6,000 additional references.
A full-text collection in PDF format of retrospective issues from 162 scholarly journals of prime importance in their fields. Subject coverage includes African-American Studies, Anthropology, Asian Studies, Ecology and Botany, Economics, Education, Finance, General Science, History, Literature, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Population / Demography, Sociology, and Statistics. Dates of coverage: Varies depending on journal title; most have a moving wall that excludes the most recent 2-5 years of coverage. Search Guide . Includes Early Journal Content published prior to 1923 in the United States and prior to 1870 elsewhere - nearly 500,000 articles from 218 journals.
of Research on ePortfolios - Idea Group
Provides comprehensive coverage of the major themes of ePortfolios, addressing all of the major issues, from concept to technology to implementation. It provides a complete investigation on a variety of ePortfolio uses through case studies and supporting technologies, and also explains the conceptual thinking behind current uses and potential uses not yet implemented. Over 100 international experts developed and wrote this handbook.
Searchable Information Center - ebrary
A free E-Book collection provided as a public service by ebrary, a leading provider of digital content products and technologies, to help parents, educators, and others better understand, prevent, and take action against this growing concern. According to the National Crime Prevention Council, 43% of teens have been the victims of cyber bullying in the past year. A complete listing of the 68 titles currently online is available here
Student Resources in Context
Provides contextual information on a broad range of topics, people, places, and events. The new solution merges Gale's authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience combined with new features such as "Search Assist" and quick fact boxes. Search Guide
Other Periodical Indexes and Databases
Search® Online - Ebsco
Designed for elementary schools and children's reading rooms, this database includes: searchable full text of articles, reports and special issues from over 50 of the most popular K-12 magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for over 100 pamphlets plus children's encyclopedias and reference resources such as: The Encyclopedia of Animals, Funk ? Wagnalls® New Encyclopedia, American Heritage Children's Dictionary 3rd edition, The World Almanac for Kids, and other resources. Search Guide | Video Tutorial
Ultra: School Edition - Ebsco
A comprehensive general reference database designed for high school libraries. It provides full text of articles from nearly 460 of the most wanted K-12 magazines plus abstracts and indexing for over 540 titles. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Includes full text for 50,000 biographies, 1,000 primary documents in American History, 540 pamphlets, plus reference sources such as Magill's Book Reviews, CIA World Factbook, World Almanac ? Book of Facts, etc. Search Guide | Video Tutorial
& Wagnalls New Encyclopedia - Funk ? Wagnalls
Features over 25,000 informative segments of the encyclopedia meeting the research needs of elementary, middle and high school students. Search Guide | Video Tutorial
InfoBits - Gale
Last 5 years
Meets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It provides a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search, and a A 5-year backfile that offers relevant and manageable results lists. Included are more than 100 full-text, age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazines, newspapers, over 3,000 searchable, indexed images, plus reference content from Blackbirch Press and other publishers that supports the K-5 curriculum : Kidbits, 2nd Ed. The Blackbirch Encyclopedia of Science and Invention, The Blackbirch Kid's Almanac of Geography, The Blackbirch Kid's Visual Reference of the World, The Blackbirch Kid's Visual Reference of the States, The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th Edition, and Merriam-Webster's Elementary Dictionary. Also contains a Teacher Toolbox with a variety of worksheets for classroom use.
Student Edition - Gale Group 1985-
Now with over 1100 titles, cross searchable with E-Books, this periodical database is designed for high-school students with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers, podcasts, and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
Search Premier Ebsco
The world's largest scholarly, multi-discipline, full text database designed specifically for academic institutions. With a collection of 4,000 peer-reviewed, scholarly full text journals, this database offers critical information from many sources found in no other database. The database includes full-page images as well as color embedded images. Scholarly, full text resources are provided for nearly all academic areas of study: social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts ? literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies. Search Guide | Video Tutorial
OneFile - Gale
Contains more than 3,000 full text journals, including peer-reviewed journals and reference sources with extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995. Search Guide
OneFile - Gale
Provides desktop access to more than 6,000 full text periodical titles including 121 wire services; full indexing of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, and The Christian Science Monitor newspapers; and a total of more than 10,000 periodical titles with 25 years of backfile coverage from 1980 to present. The database uses the same search engine as our other InfoTrac databases. Content includes more than 508 million records from periodical and news content and indexing from a variety of mainstream and specialized sources including refereed academic journals. WWW Search Guide
Academic ASAP - Gale
Access to 3,500+ journals and magazines including more than 2,100 in full text. WWW. Search Guide