TSEM102.008: Current Issues in Education: Living and Learning in a Digital Society

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Cook Library OneSearch more information

Search the Cook Library collections -- books, articles, and more -- with OneSearch. It doesn't cover all our resources, but it does cover a lot.

Books will include USMAI (University of Maryland system) libraries. It is possible to request a book from another campus to deliver to TU.

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Cook Library catalog more information

Search the Cook Library catalog for books, e-books and DVDs. Go to the Advanced Search box at the top of the screen, key in the name, keyword, or subject in the search box.

USMAI Catalog more information

The University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions is a comprehensive catalog of libraries which are members of the Maryland system, and allows Towson students and faculty to tranfer books (not journals or audio visual materials) held by other institutions to Cook Library. Use the request button in the full record to initiate the transfer, which is usually within three to five business days. Other resources, such as electronic books or government publications, can acquired directly from this catalog. Use the Advanced Search feature to limit to electronic publications.

WorldCat TU more information

You can use WorldCat TU to find a lot of different types of resources, but it is best for finding books.

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Cook Library Approved Website Search Engine more information

Search high quality resources on the web using the Library's Custom Search Engine.

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Research Databases more information

An alphabetical list of all of the library's databases.  If you do not know which database to use, go to the Subject Gateways.

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

Includes the following journals: Journal of Reading Education, Journal of Research in Reading, Reading & Writing Quarterly, Reading Research & Instruction, Reading Research Quarterly and Reading Teacher.

ERIC (EBSCO) more information

Contains articles and other materials in all areas of education.

National Newspapers more information

Provides full text of newspapers most from 1990 to date including The Sun (Baltimore), Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post.

LexisNexis Academic more information

LexisNexis Academic includes full text newspapers, company news and financial information, as well as federal, state, and international legal materials. Also contains some medical and reference sources.

Education Week more information

Weekly news on American education issues

Knowledge Quest more information

Access to Cook Library's subscription to this journal.

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Education and technology : an encyclopedia more information

Located in Cook Library: Reference | LB1028.3 .E17

Encyclopedia of Education more information

Approximately 900 articles offer a view of the institutions, people, processes, and products found in educational practice.

The encyclopedia of learning disabilities more information

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

Encyclopedia of New Media more information

This electronic encyclopedia provides a good starting point for many topics on communication technologies and the internet. Click on the "Find It" button to access the online full text.

Handbook of Adolescent Literacy Research more information

Library Location: Stacks | LB1632 .H363

Handbook of Children's Literacy more information

Library Location: Reference | LB1576 .H2332

Handbook of Early Childhood Literacy more information

Library Location: Reference | LB1139.5.L35 H363

Sage Electronic Encyclopedias in Education more information

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

U.S. Office Educational Technology more information

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Technology.

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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ALA Banned Books - Coping with Challenges more information

Webpage with information about book challenges and links to other sources

All About Adolescent Literacy more information

Resources for parents and educators of children in grades 4-12.


Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) more information

The Center for Applied Special Technology, CAST, has earned international recognition for its innovative contributions to educational products, classroom practices, and policies related to education research and policy, neuropsychology, clinical/school psychology, technology, engineering, curriculum development, K-12 professional development, and more.

Explorations in Learning & Instruction more information

Overview of 50 major theories of learning & instruction.

First Year of Teaching - What to Expect more information

Tips and Strategies from First-Year Teachers

Gateway to 21st Century Skills more information

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

Government Web Resources (Library of Congress ) more information

A comprehensive portal to the web resources of the Federal Government, maintained by the Serial and GovernmentPublications Division, Library of Congress.

Khan Academy more information

Khan Academy is a non-profit organization that produces educational videos and interactive exercises in mathematics, finance, chemistry, astronomy, biology and physics.

Lesson Plan Library more information

Open access lesson plans for grades K - 12.

Literacy Research Association more information

The Literacy Research Association (LRA) is a community of scholars dedicated to promoting research that enriches the knowledge, understanding, and development of lifespan literacies in a multicultural and multilingual world. LRA is committed to ethical research that is rigorous, methodologically diverse, and socially responsible. LRA is dedicated to disseminating such research broadly so as to promote generative theories, informed practices and sound policies. Central to its mission, LRA mentors and supports future generations of literacy scholars.

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.

MD Teacher Technology Standards more information

The Maryland Technology Consortium has developed Maryland Teacher Technology Standards, technology outcomes and indicators that all teacher candidates will need to achieve prior to graduation.

National Center of Educational Statistics - A to Z more information

Digest of statistics and reports on a variety of issues concerned with the state of American education. Includes Nation's Report Card. 

National Center for Family Literacy more information

National Center for Family Literacy

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.

National Public School Information Locator more information

Provided by the National Center for Education Statistics, this tool allows you to search for a public school in the United States.  It is also browsable by city and county. 

National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities more information

The mission of the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities (NJCLD) is to provide multi-organizational leadership and resources to optimize outcomes for individuals with learning disabilities.

Nation's Report Card more information

NAEP - National Assessment of Educational Progress

New York Times Learning Network more information

Teaching and Learning With The New York Times.  Includes lesson plans, current news, blog, and more. 

PBS Teacher Source more information

Content available by grade level, subjects, standards, and more. 

SERGE: Special Education Resources for General Educators more information

From the Council of Chief State School Officers, "this website was designed to provide general classroom educators with quick access to information and professional development about addressing the needs of students who have disabilities and special education."

TED Ed more information

Collection of guest video lectures and segments. TED-Ed's videos aim to capture and amplify the voices of the world's greatest educators. To achieve this, TED-Ed pairs extraordinary educators with talented animators to produce a new library of exceptional educational videos. This website, similar to TED.com, is ever-evolving and depends on you, the TED community, to nominate inspiring teachers that have touched your life or clever animators who have the skills to bring a gifted teacher's lesson to life. (description taken from the About page on the website)

Topics A to Z (U.S. Department of Education) more information

U.S. Department of Education

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TU Student Academic Integrity Policy more information

Link to the most recent version of the Towson University Academic Integrity Policy. A must-read for all Towson Students.

Plagiarism Resource Site more information

Read about what plagiarism is, take an interactive quiz, or see citation examples.

From Colby, Bates, and Bowdoin Colleges.

Diana Hacker's Guide to Research and Documentation Online more information

Elegant, concise, visual documentation of MLA, APA, Chicago, and CSE citation styles. The information on this site is also available in a print book, Research and Documentation in the Electronic Age, by Diana Hacker and Barbara Fister.

OWL: Purdue Online Writing Lab more information

Great resource for information on all aspects of college-level writing.

TSEM102.008: Current Issues in Education: Living and Learning in a Digital Society / Albert S. Cook Library
Last revised: February 24, 2014