Education Research Resources
Databases | Reference Books | Journals | Videos | Online Resources
Subject Specific | General | K-12 Related
Children's Literature Comprehensive Database
Database of children's literature, from baby board books to novels and nonfiction for young adults. Many records include reviews, awards, and prizes for the book. Also includes information about reading measurement program information as well as best book lists and state reading lists.
Discovering Collection (Gale)
Access to content based on national curriculum standards. Includes an integrated national and state curriculum standards search with content correlated to the standards.
Educator's Reference Complete (Gale)
A selection of more than 450 full-text academic journals, hundreds of full-text reports, and many premier reference sources. Content focuses on educational principles, child development and psychology, and best practices in education.
ERIC (via Firstsearch) (via EBSCOHost)
ERIC is the primary database for educational research, and consists of two subsets: Journals in Education (EJ) and Eric Documents (ED).
ETS Test Collection
A database of more than 25,000 tests and other measurement devices.
Junior Reference Collection (Gale)
Access to content based on national curriculum standards. Includes an integrated national and state curriculum standards search with content correlated to the standards. Intended for middle school only.
Learning Express Library
LearningExpress Library is a comprehensive, interactive online learning platform of practice tests including Praxis I and Praxis II (Early Childhood, Elementary, & Middle School).
Professional Collection (Gale)
Full-text periodicals for teachers and school administrators. The topics cover counseling, education, librarianship and technology.
PsycARTICLES (EBSCOHost)(searching tips)
Source of full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology and related disciplines, including Education.
PsycINFO (EBSCOHost)(searching tips)
Resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations.PsycINFO is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health, including Education.
Student Resource Center - Gold (Gale)
Access to content based on national curriculum standards. Includes an integrated national and state curriculum standards search with content correlated to the standards. Provides a premium selection of reference material, more than 1,100 full-text periodicals and newspapers, primary sources, creative works, and multimedia, including hours of video and audio clips and podcasts.
Academic Search Premier (EBSCOHost)(searching tips)
Academic Search Premier includes general interest and scholarly articles in a variety of areas including the social sciences.
JSTOR (on campus only)
Provides access to scholarly journals in many social science disciplines. Coverage begins with volume 1 for each title. Depending on the publisher, the most recent three - five years may not be available via JSTOR.
Choose the Legal Module tab for researching law reviews, court cases, tax law, patents, and more.
ProQuest (searching tips)
ProQuest includes general interest and scholarly articles in a variety of areas including the social sciences.
Junior Edition - K12 (Gale)
Intended for middle school and junior high students.
Kids Edition - K12 (Gale)
Designed for elementary school students, with easy access to full-text magazines, newspapers, and reference books.
Kids InfoBits (Gale)
Geared especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Features a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface.
For students in grades K-9.
For students in grades 6-12.
Student Edition - K12 (Gale)
Intended for middle school and junior high students.
The College Blue Book -- 34th ed., 2007
Guide to thousands of 2- and 4-year schools in the U.S. and Canada, their programs, degrees, and financial aid sources.
Encyclopedia of Education -- 2nd ed., 2003
Offers a complete view of the institutions, people, processes, roles, and philosophies in educational practice in the United States and throughout the world.
Encyclopedia of Education and Human Development -- 2005
A comprehensive coverage of educational theory and practice from the primary grades through higher education.
Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration -- 2006
Presents the most recent theories, research, terms, concepts, ideas, and histories on educational leadership and school administration.
Encyclopedia of Special Education: A Reference for the Education of the Handicapped and Other Exceptional Children and Adults -- 2007
A thoroughly revised, comprehensive A to Z compilation of authoritative information on the education of those with special needs.
Expectations and Demands in Online Teaching : Practical Experiences -- 2008
Offers a better understanding of how teachers experience the online environment by exploring various dimensions of online teaching, including class preparation, process effectiveness and quality, and technology utilization.
Gender and Education: An Encyclopedia -- 2007
Explores the intersection of gender and education.
Handbook of Research on Teaching the English Language Arts -- 2003
Updated second edition reflects developements in educational research and new information within the areas of language learning and instruction since the publication of the first edition in 1991.
Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children -- 2006
Provides a comprehensive overview of important contemporary issues and the information necessary to make judgments about these issues.
Key Concepts in Early Childhood Education and Care -- 2006
Identifies and explains key terms and practices central to the work and study of early childhood.
Managing Curriculum and Assessment: A Practitioner's Guide -- 2006
Provides the basic elements of a curriculum management system that will help school districts address, in a practical manner, the need to improve student learning.
Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans -- 23rd ed., 2007
Provides sources of scholarships, fellowships, loans, internships, work study, and other education-related financial aid at all levels of study.
World Education Encyclopedia -- 2nd ed., 2002
Provides detailed essays on the histories, legal foundations, and primary and secondary educational systems of 233 countries.
Print journals related to Education in McGovern Library. Current issues are located near Java City. Back issues are located upstairs.
- Films On Demand (Select "Education" under Subjects)
- Classroom Accommodations for Dyslexic students (2001) -- DVD 143
- Inclusion: Celebrating Children's Successes (1999) -- VT 1540
General | Professional Organizations | Education Law | Education Psychology | Curriculum Collections
- Mental Help Net -- promotes mental health and wellness education and advocacy
- School Psychology Resources Online -- covers learning disabilities, ADHD, functional behavioral assessment, autism, adolescence, parenting, psychological assessment, special education, mental health, and more.
Curriculum Collections / Lesson Plans
General | Arts | Language Arts & Literature | Mathematics | Science | History and Social Studies
History and Social Studies
- Annenberg Media Teacher Resources -- Annenberg Media has produced several video programs to assist in the professional development of secondary history and social studies teachers. Nearly all of these programs can be viewed online. (These are for personal, non-commercial online viewing only and cannot be downloaded or saved.)
- Asia for Educators -- "An initiative of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University, Asia for Educators (AFE) is designed to serve faculty and students in world history, culture, geography, art, and literature at the undergraduate and pre-college levels."
- Digital History -- This Web site was designed and developed to support the teaching of American History in K-12 schools and colleges and is supported by the Department of History and the College of Education at the University of Houston.
- Docs Teach -- Provides several history lesson plans that utilize digitized primary source documents from NARA's (National Archives and Records Administration) collections and thoroughly integrate technology. Instructors who register can build original digital lesson plans by selecting and integrating the digitized primary source documents available from NARA.
- EDSITEment: History and Social Studies Lessson Plans -- Supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, EDSITEment provides several classroom-tested lesson plans in U.S. and world history. The lesson plans cover a vast array of periods, themes, and topics in U.S. and world history.
- Federal Highway Administration Teacher's Instructional Aids
- Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE): History and Social Studies -- Provides links to educational resources for U.S. and world history from a variety of federal agencies.
- Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History -- "Serves as a gateway to American history online with rich resources for educators, designed specifically for K-12 teachers and students. "
- Historical Scene Investigation Project (HSI) -- "Designed for social studies teachers who need a strong pedagogical mechanism for bringing primary sources into their classroom."
- Historical Thinking Matters -- "Focused on key topics in U.S. history and designed to teach students how to critically read primary sources and how to critique and construct historical narratives."
- A History Teacher's Bag of Tricks -- Compilation of history lessons that were created by the late Dr. Roland Marchand at the University of California-Davis. Lesson plans are divided into university, high school, and middle school levels.
- Lesson Plans and Resources for Social Studies Teachers
- Library of Congress: Teachers -- "Bringing the power of primary sources into the classroom."
- National Archives: Teachers' Resources -- Provides lesson plans organized by historical eras in U.S. history, online primary source documents from its massive collection, and several other professional resources for educators and students of U.S. history.
- New Deal Network -- "A research and teaching resource devoted to the public works and arts projects of the New Deal."
- Open Educational Resources Commons: Social Sciences -- "Free-to-use teaching and learning content from around the world."
- Smithsonian Source: Resources for Teaching American History
- Social Studies School Service
- South Dakota Social Studies Standards 9-12
- Stanford History Education Group
- Teaching History With Technology -- a resource created to help K-12 history and social studies teachers incorporate technology effectively into their courses.
- Teachinghistory.org -- Teachinghistory.org is designed to help K-12 history teachers access resources and materials to improve U.S. history education in the classroom.
- World History for Us All -- "A powerful, innovative model curriculum for teaching world history in middle and high schools."