SCED Subject Gateway

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Encyclopedia of Education more information

Provides a comprehensive description of education worldwide. Approximately 900 articles offer a view of the institutions, people, processes, and products found in educational practice.

The Praeger Handbook of Urban Education more information

Located in Cook Library: Reference | LC5131 .P7

The encyclopedia of learning disabilities more information

Located in Cook Library:  Reference | LC4704.5 .T86

Sage Electronic Encyclopedias in Education more information

The Sage Reference Online collection offers a dozen encyclopedias with topics relating to education.

Teacher Reference Center (EBSCO) more information
Provides indexing and abstracts for over 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals to assist professional educators.
World Education Encyclopedia more information

This country-by-country survey of educational systems includes essays on the histories, legal foundations, and primary and secondary educational systems of 233 countries, as well as current  coverage of reorganized educational systems and technological advances.

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Academic Search Premier (EBSCO) more information

Indexes journals in a variety of subjects, including education.  Many full-text articles are available.

Education Research Complete (EBSCO) more information

Topics covered include all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education, and testing, including areas of curriculum instruction as well as administration, policy, funding, and related social issues.

ERIC (EBSCO) more information

Contains materials in all areas of education and at all levels from preschool through college. Provides citation and abstract information from over 750 educational journals and related documents from the Educational Resource Information Center educational symposium report literature dating back to 1967.

Library, Information Science,& Technology Abstracts (EBSCO) more information

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstract (LISTA) indexes more than 600 periodicals, plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.

NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) more information

Contains 15 full text journals plus news of interest to literacy educators, policy studies, summaries of national, local and state education issues. Click on "Institutional IP Access" to see full text journals.

Physical Education Index more information
Citations and abstracts in the area of physical education and related fields from peer-reviewed journals, report literature, conference proceedings, trade magazines, patents, articles from the popular press, and many other publications.
Professional Development Collection (EBSCO) more information

Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles.

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Children's Literature Comprehensive Database more information

The Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD) is an acquisition, research, and reference service that offers more than 280,000 reviews of children's books--all full text searchable from 36 review sources. Reviewers include book authors, librarians, writers and editors, teachers, children's literature specialists and physicians.


Dewey Decimal Subject Area Listings more information

Provides an easy to understand listing of Dewey Decimal Classification numbers and what they mean.

MAS Ultra: School Edition (EBSCO) more information

Content is geared to readers in grades 6-12 and includes more than 460 popular, high school magazines;  50,000 biographies; and 60,000 primary sources. Searchable by lexile.

Find a book by lexile more information

Enter a Lexile measure, select particular reader interests, and find books that fit the perameters. English and Spanish.

Literature Resource Center more information

Includes biography & criticism of children's authors.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature more information

The Encyclopedia documents and interprets books read by children throughout the world. With a global perspective, it includes brief biographies of every major author and illustrator. Also included are feature essays on all genres of children's literature, individual works, and prominent trends and themes, as well as general essays on the traditions of children's literature in many countries throughout the world.

Something About the Author more information

Gale's™ acclaimed and long-standing Something About the Author series examines the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults and is the preeminent source on authors and literature for young people.

Also available in print:
Location: Reference Collection (3rd/main floor)
Call Number: PN1009.A1C65

TeachingBooks more information

TeachingBooks provides access to authors, illustrators and book resources, and is designed for teachers to generate enthusiasm for books and reading. Content includes author interviews; in-studio movies of authors and illustrators; audio excerpts of professional book readings; thematic booklists for teachers; book awards; and links to children's and young adult literature.

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VAST: Academic Video Online more information

 A growing collection of thousands of streaming video resources in a range of subject areas.Browse or search the collection by title, author, or topic. Sign up for a personal account to create playlists or view playlists created by others. 

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ebrary Academic Complete more information

An e-book database covering more than 220 academic disciplines, including education.

eBook Collection (EBSCO) more information

Provides a collection of over 4,560 electronic books, including reference books and books on topics in education.

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Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print (EBSCO) more information

The Mental Measurements Yearbook consists of full-text descriptive entries, references, and full-text critical reviews of more than 2,200 educational, psychological and vocational assessment tools.

Testlink: the ETS Test Collection more information
The ETS Test Collection includes an extensive library of 20,000 tests and other measurement devices from the early 1900s to the present.
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Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) more information

The Center for Applied Special Technology, CAST, is a source for Universal Design for Learning (UDL) information and lesson plans.

Explorations in Learning & Instruction more information

Overview of 50 major theories of learning & instruction.

Gateway to 21st Century Skills more information

Lesson plans for all ages and a wide variety of topics.

Lesson Plan Library more information

Open access lesson plans for grades K - 12.

MD State Curriculum more information

The State Curriculum is the document that aligns the Maryland Content Standards and the Maryland Assessment Program and will be available in a number of formats for teachers, central office staff, students, parents, and the other stakeholders.

National Center of Educational Statistics - A to Z more information

enrollment, achievement, dropout rates, finance, graduation rates, internet access, parental involvement, safety and more. Includes Nation's Report Card.
 

National Center on Universal Design for Learning more information

UDL is a flexible approach to curriculum design that offers all learners full and equal opportunities to learn.

Nation's Report Card more information

NAEP - National Assessment of Educational Progress

Teaching Channel more information

Teaching Channel is a video showcase -- on the Internet and TV -- of innovative and effective teaching practices in America's schools.

SCED Subject Gateway / Albert S. Cook Library
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Last revised: February 24, 2014