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ERIC: ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) is the world's largest source of education information, containing more than 1 million abstracts of education-related documents and journal articles. This is the KEY database in the field.
- For Books
- For Quick Access to Full Text Articles
- Education Full Text: another major database for education related journal articles; mostly full text.
- Education Research Complete: Index of articles on all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and all educational specialties.
- JStor: a multidisciplinary database of full text articles from scholarly sources.
- Project Muse: another multidisciplinary database of full text articles from scholarly sources.
- Academic Search Complete: a general database of mostly full text articles from both scholarly and popular sources.
- Other Related Databases
If you are unfamiliar with a topic and need some overview or introductory sources, you could find reference works such as encyclopedias helpful. Don't over-rely on this type of sources though. They are meant to be springboard for more in-depth research.
- Encyclopedia of Education (Print. Available at Reference Stacks. LB15 .E47 2003)
- Education and Sociology: an Encyclopedia (Print. Available at Reference Stacks. LC189.95 .E38 2001)
- Encyclopedia of American Education (Print. Available at Reference Stacks. LB17 .U54 2001)
- Education Statistics of the United States (Print. Available at Reference Stacks. LB2846 .E38 2001) (Online access is also available for this title)
- Standards and Schooling in the United States (Print. Available at Reference Stacks. LB2822.82 .S82 2001)
Online Teaching Resources
- Annenberg Media Learner.org: Teacher resources and teacher professional development programming across the curriculum. Sign up is required for first-time users.
- Education World: The Educator's Best Friend: Includes original content such as lesson plans, practical information for educators, information on how to integrate technology in the classroom, and much more.
- Eduhound:A directory of resources for K-12 education. The site is organized into 60 categories of educational resources. Users can browse resources by choosing a category or an alphabetical list of keywords.
- Lesson Plans Library (Discovery Education): Links to hundreds of original lesson plans, all written by teachers for teachers. Use the pull-down menus below to browse by subject, grade, or both.
- PBS Teachers: Website with links to preK-12 educational resources including lesson plans, teaching activities, on-demand video assets, and interactive games and simulations.
- U.S. Department of Education: ED was created in 1980 by combining offices from several federal agencies. ED's mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.
- Pennsylvania Department of Education: The site provides information about the Department of Education's programs, services, and initiatives.
- National Center for Education Statistics: The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), located within the US Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences, is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.
- UNESCO Institute for Statistics: Global and internationally comparable statistics on education, science, technology, culture and communication.
Cite Your Sources
Always document your sources carefully throughout the entire research and writing process. Check your Writers Manual or our library Citing Sources page for appropriate ways to document your sources in different styles.
- American Federation of Teachers: The American Federation of Teachers was founded in 1916 to represent the economic, social and professional interests classroom teachers. It is an affiliated international union of the AFL-CIO.
- National Education Association: The National Education Association is an organization dedicated to advancing the cause of public education in America. While the membership of the NEA is comprised of anyone who works for a public district, a college or university, or any other public institution devoted primarily to education, this site has much information for parents and communities interested in improving America's public schools.
- NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics): NCTM supports the professional development of mathematics educators through publications and research, such as the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics.
- NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English): a professional organization in support of English education, literacy, and language arts.
- NCSS (National Council for the Social Studies): a professional organization that provides leadership, service, and support for all social studies educators.
- NSTA (National Science Teachers Association): an organization of over 60,000 members including science teachers, science supervisors and administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives.
- ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages): the only national organization dedicated to the improvement and expansion of teaching foreign languages at all instruction levels.