Prepared by K. Townsend, 2008
Finding Articles (Suggested Databases):
ERIC (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts) . 1967 to date.
Probably the foremost index in education, ERIC is actually two separate indexing/abstracting services: CIJE (citations and summaries of journal articles) and RIE (citations and summaries for the ERIC document collection).
Wilson OmniFile Full-Text. Citations: 1982 to date; Full Tex: 1994 to date.
This database delivers full-text articles from indexes published by the H. W. Wilson Company: Education Full Text, Education Index Retro and Social Sciences Full Text. As many of the most popular education journals are indexed, WilsonOmniFile is a good source for educational subjects.
Books relating to Education (Elementary) are generally found in the LB1555-LB1602 range located on the 3rd floor of the Nelson Poynter Library; other suggested subject keywords are Study and Teaching, Reading Comprehension, Creative Writing, Counseling, Elementary Education of Adults, Language Arts, Early Childhood Education, or School Children.
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias:
|Early Childhood Education: An International Encyclopedia
||REF LB1139.23 .E272 2007
Essays on historical and contemporary issues, research, theoretical perspectives, national policies and practices for early childhood education.
|The Early Intervention Dictionary
||REF HV891 .C63 2006
A multidisciplinary guide to terminology for medical, therapeutic and educational terms commonly used in the field of early intervention.
|Education and Sociology
||REF LC189.95 .E38 2002
National and international perspectives and studies on the sociology of education.
|Encyclopedia of Education. 8 v.
||REF LB17 .E47 2003
Completely revised second edition reflects changes that have occurred in the profession since publication of the original 1971 edition. Topically arranged; use of the index in v. 8 is recommended.
|Learning Theories: A-Z
||REF LB15.L4695 2002
Dictionary of 500 terms relating to learning theories and environment. Entries include annotated bibliography.
|World Education Encyclopedia
||REF LB15 .W87 2002
Arranged alphabetically by country, each lengthy essay provides information on legislation, curriculum, and educational systems. A bibliography is also included for each entry.
|Encyclopedia of American Education. 3 v.
|| REF LB17 .U54 2001
Topical entries and biographies of notable American educators.
Handbooks and Guides:
|Handbook of Educational Psychology
||REF LB1051 H2354 2006
Broad sections included: disciplinary foundations, development and individual differences, cognition and cognitive process, motivation, educational content and context, societal and cultural perspectives, and assessment of learning, development and teaching.
|Handbook of Research on Teaching
||REF LB1028 .H315 2001
Written for students and scholars with an emphasis on providing a framework to understand the sometimes chaotic and contradictory field of teaching.
|Health Problems in the Classroom, PreK-6
||REF LB3409.U5 H84 2003
An A-Z reference guide for educators on health and hygiene issues for manual on elementary schools.
|Pioneers of Early Childhood Education: A Bio-Bibliographical Guide
||REF LB1139.23 .P45 1998
Biographies and bibliographies of primary and secondary sources on pivotal educators and educational researchers.
|Requirements for Certification for Elementary and Secondary Schools
REF LB1771 .W6
Listing state by state requirements for teachers, counselors, librarians, administrators.
|Directory of Public Elementary and Secondary Education Agencies
||REF L901 .E35
Lists school districts in all 50 states, state and federal agencies, supervisory administrative centers, and regular education service agencies.
|Florida Education Directory
||REF L903 .F5A3. Annual
Lists all state educational agencies, county school systems, public and private colleges and universities, trade schools, among others.
|Patterson’s Elementary Education
||REF L901 .P33. Annual
Lists elementary schools alphabetically by state; includes schools in the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Department of Defense.
|A to Zoo: Subject Access to Children’s Picture Books
||REF PN1009 .A1 L54 2001
This guide arranges nearly 23,000 picture books for preschool children through second grade by subject. A detailed entry follows for each item with subsequent title and illustrator indexes.
|Adventuring with Books : A Booklist for Pre-K-Grade 6
||REF PN1009.A1 N345 2002
Compiled by the Committee on the Elementary School Booklist of the National Council of Teachers of English, this volume lists titles, published from 1999-2001, divided into subject categories.
|Bookfinder: Children’s Literature About the Needs and Problems of Youth Aged 2-15
||REF PN1009 .A1 D7
The entries in these volumes were chosen for their psychological and therapeutic aid in helping children cope with life’s challenges.
|Field Guide to the Classroom Library
||REF LB1573 .C183 2002
A series of seven suggested classroom libraries from kindergarten through 6th grade. Book titles are arranged alphabetically in with a plot synopsis and teaching ideas for the classroom.
|Guide to Recommended Children's Books and Media for Use with Every Elementary Subject
||REF Z1037 .M2865 2002
Intended to help teachers and librarians integrate the best of a broad range of children's literature into everyday learning. Contains annotations for contemporary children's books, videos, CD-ROMs and related media, as well as presenting inventive ideas for exploring them.
|The Comparative Guide to American Elementary & Secondary Schools
||REF LB2817.3 .C66 2002
Comprehensive volume offers a snapshot profile of every public school district in the United States serving 1,500 or more students and provides pertinent evaluative and demographic statistics necessary to evaluate educational programs nationwide.