Databases | Books | Web Resources | Print Journals | Citation Guides | College Resources
FIND AN ARTICLE: SEARCH THE LIBRARY’S DATABASES
These databases are either tailored to your subject or they provide coverage over a wide range of interdisciplinary topics. Before you start, you might take a look at some tips on searching databases.
- ERIC: The Education Resource Information Center, contains more than 1.3 million records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966.
- Academic Search Premier: An interdisciplinary database that provides full text for nearly 4,600 journals, including more than 3,900 peer-reviewed titles
- Professional Development Collection: Full text articles from 520 authoritative education journals, including nearly 350 peer-reviewed titles
- Points of View: Offers overviews on a variety of current events and sets of opposing viewpoints on controversial subjects
- PsycArticles: Provides access to more than 153,000 articles nearly 80 journals--48 published by the American Psychological Association (APA) and 11 from allied organizations--that were published from 1894 to the present
- Educators Reference Complete: Access more than 1,100 periodicals and 200 reports from the US Department of Education. Provides full-text results for nearly half of the journal titles found in ERIC
- Student Resources in Context: Provides a premium selection of reference, thousands of full-text periodicals and newspapers, primary documents, and hours of video and audio clips and podcasts
FIND A BOOK: ONLINE OR IN THE LIBRARY
If you can't go the library's stacks, check out our collection of online reference books:
If you can visit the library, it's easy to browse our collection because we organize books by their subject:
Organizing Books By Subject
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You also might try these reference books:
- Encyclopedia of Education: an eight-volume set that includes more than 800 articles on education and offers appendices and an index Ref LB 15 .E47 2003
- The College Blue Book: a six-volume set that provides descriptions and data of colleges that grant degrees, offer occupational education, and/or include distance learning programs Ref LA 226 .C685 2012
- Guide to Distance Learning: Contains information on more than 4800 distance learning programs, addressing accreditation and financial aid options Ref LC 5805 .P48 2005
- 2008 Higher Education Directory: Provides the contact information of accredited, postsecondary, degree-offering institutions Ref L 901 .H46 2008
- Dictionary of Multicultural Education: Explains and clarifies terms, phrases, and concepts used when discussing multicultural education Ref LC 1099 .D53 1997
- Encyclopedia of Learning Disabilities: Provides more than 600 articles on topics related to learning disabilities and development Ref LC 4704 .5 .T86 2001
FIND A WEBSITE: USE INTERNET RESOURCES WISELY
Although these websites are likely to be accurate, you should still evaluate information found on the Internet.
- Oregon Common Core State Standards: Academic content standards and guidance to meeting the goals are found on this site.
- Oregon K-12 Literacy Framework: This Oregon Department of Education site offers guidance on written assessments of literacy.
- Oregon Early Childhood and Kindergarten: Find information on Oregon's programs to prepare children for school. Includes special education, interventions and education for children from low-income families.
- Center for Public Education: Offers summaries of research and reports, articles on practices, news on education, and a glossary
- Education World: Provides information on lesson plans, administration, technology integration, and professional development along with articles on issues related to schools
- Multicultural Education Pavilion: Offers articles written by educators along with handouts, news, models, and activities related to multicultural education and social justice
- Digest of Educational Statistics: Contains governmental data on education and includes links to information on assessment, fast facts, tables, and data tools
- Hybridpedagogy:This open-access scholarly journal offers articles on teaching and technology, including online classes.
- EdNews: Provides up-to-date news stories related to education, including commentaries, reports, and a resource list for further research
- Education Week: An online journal that publishes international and national news about education along with articles on topics in education
- National Institute for Literacy: Provides governmental information on literacy for children, adolescents, and adults, including links to statistics, program reviews, and discussion lists
- Learn NC: Offers articles, resources, lesson plans, and news and is maintained by the University of North Carolina’s School of Education
FIND A PRINT JOURNAL: READ THE LATEST ISSUES
The library subscribes to magazines and journals that are related to your field. Head to Tioga 2 and browse through some of these journals:
- Childhood Education
- Sociology of Education
- Educational Leadership
- Community College Journal
CITATION GUIDES: CREATE A BIBLIOGRAPHY
Whether you use websites, electronic journals, reference books, or print resources, you will need a bibliography. Here’s some information on how to cite your sources:
- Avoid inadvertent plagiarism: [PDF] It’s possible to copy from a source and not even know that you’ve done anything wrong.
- KnightCite: This great site formats the bibliographic entry for you, and you can select the appropriate style (MLA, APA, Chicago).
- Guide to the MLA style: [PDF] The MLA-style is generally used for papers written in the humanities.
- Guide for the APA style: [PDF] The APA-style is generally used for papers written in the social sciences, especially psychology.
FIND MORE HELP: USE COLLEGE RESOURCES
Don’t hesitate to talk to a librarian, a tutor, or your instructor when conducting research. Make the most of these resources!