Subject Guide to Online Education Resources

Contents for Education

Good Starting Places: Reference Books 

Reference books are a good place to start research. They can help you find background information, choose topics, and understand concepts and terminology. To access online resources from off campus you will need a your My Chemeketa user name and six-digit password; host provider students may obtain a login from the instructor or librarian.

Encyclopedias & Handbooks 

Specialized encyclopedias, which cover a single subject area, have longer and more detailed treatments of subjects than either dictionaries or general encyclopedias. The best and most comprehensive online education encyclopedia is Encyclopedia of Education, which is part of the bullet indicating a good source to start with Gale Virtual Reference Library database.

Academic Keywords : A Devil's Dictionary for Higher Education
More of an encyclopedia of terms in higher education
Encyclopedia of Bilingual Education
Includes legislative, policy, and historical aspects as well as classroom practice
Encyclopedia of Education
An eight volume encyclopedia.
Encyclopedia of Education and Human Development
Theory and practice at all educational levels.
Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology
Psychological aspects of education including measurement, development, and motivation
Historical Dictionary of Women's Education in the United States
Covers the Colonial period to the present

Dictionaries 

These dictionaries define specialized terms, identify important figures and concepts, and explain symbols. To access online resources from off campus you will need a your My Chemeketa user name and six-digit password; host provider students may obtain a login from the instructor or librarian.

Dictionary of Education
This Oxford University Press work is an up-to-date dictionary of terms generally used in education.
Edspeak: a Glossary of Education Terms, Phrases, Buzzwords, and Jargon
Education is a field fertile in buzzwords and jargon. This dictionary may help.
Dictionary of Multicultural Education
Provides multiple perspectives on education.
Learning Theories, A-Z
Defines over 500 terms relating to learning theories in all areas of education

 



Finding More Electronic Books

To access these books from off campus you will need your My Chemeketa user name and six-digit password. Type a word or phrase describing the subject in the search space below:


 

Finding Articles on Your Subject

All the electronic databases listed in this section may be accessed by going to the library's Database Page. To access online resources from off campus you will need a your My Chemeketa user name and six-digit password; host provider students may obtain a login from the instructor or librarian.


All the electronic databases listed in this section may be accessed by going to the library's Database Page. If you are accessing the databases from a computer not on the Chemeketa Community College network, you will need your My Chemeketa user name and six-digit password.

Education Full Text
Includes indexing and abstracts of more than 600 education periodicals (400 peer-reviewed). Full text of articles from over 350 journals as far back as 1996.
Educators Reference Complete [Gale]
Intended for professional educators. Indexes over hundreds periodicals related to the field of education, with many articles in full text.
ERIC
ERIC is the "big daddy" of education databases. It provides indexing and abstracts for over 1,000 journals, although the coverage may not be as timely as Education Full Text. ERIC also has numerous non-periodical documents; there are links to full text of most non-periodical documents from the present back to 1993.

 



Streaming Video Databases

Intelecom
Intelecom Online Resources Network lets instructors and students access video clips covering a range of key concepts and topics, including education.

 



Courses & Practice Tests

Learning Express
LearningExpress is a site that provides skillbuilding and practice tests for a variety of careers, educational levels, and standardized examinations, such as the Cbest and Praxis tests. It also offers a GED course.
    When you first use LearningExpress, you will have to create an account, because your practice tests are scored. Click the Register button under New Users.

 



Images

ImageQuest
A Britannica database of more than two million images. All images are rights-cleared for non-commercial, educational use.

 



Special Guides

Information about how to use the indexes and databases listed above is available in Finding Articles on Topics in Education.

For help with topics in the history of education, see Research In the History Of Education.

For information on finding information relevant to teaching students with disabilities, see Students With Disabilities.

For information on finding information relevant to ethnic and cultural groups (for ED258), see Researching Ethnic And Cultural Groups.

 



Internet Sites

Try our customized search, or browse the list of sites below.

Customized Search

 



Browsing List

Education World™ – Educational Standards
Description: Links to national and state standards for K-12 education, and to related sites.
Early Beginnings: Early Knowledge Literacy and Instruction - http://lincs.ed.gov/publications/pdf/NELPEarlyBeginnings09.pdf
Description: A National Institute for Literacy document giving advice for preschool administrators giving predictors of early literacy and advice about early literacy activities.
History of American Education Web Project - http://www.nd.edu/~rbarger/www7/
Description: Created by undergraduate education students, this page includes information on people, publications and movements that have had an influence on education in America. It includes European influences and periods such as "Colonial Period," "Common School Period" and others.
National Association for the Education of Young Children - http://www.naeyc.org/
Description: Web site of the early childhood education organization. Users can preview the tables of contents of Young Children. The Public Policy Issues section of the site has much useful material including policy statements, links to the full text of legislation affecting ECE, online resources for violence prevention, and links to other valuable sources of information.
 

Finding Additional Resources

See a list of printed reference books.

The library subscribes to the following current periodicals in printed form:

  • Child Development
  • Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Education Digest
  • Journal of Educational Psychology
  • New York Times Upfront
  • Phi Delta Kappan

Finding other books and and audiovisual materials 

Use the library catalog to look for additional materials

  • The catalog page includes instructions on using the catalog, as well as links to other library catalogs
  • You can search by key words, by authors, or by subject headings
  • A suggestion on where to find subject headings to use in the catalog is given below

picture of catalog screen

Fig. 1. The library catalog search

The Library of Congress has a arrow showing important tip Web site where you can search for subject headings. When you put in a search term, the results will list terms in a table. Those with a red button marked, "Authorized and references" are terms that the Library of Congress uses in subject catalogs. Clicking the button may show more specific ("narrower") terms.

You may have to do several searches in the library catalog to find books that might be pertinent to your subject. Try different combinations of key words.

If you live in the Chemeketa Cooperative Regional Library Service (CCRLS) district, you may also access the catalog online at your local public library. In addition to the books in the Chemeketa College Library, the catalog also contains the collections of the 17 public libraries located in the regional library district. You can request books through the catalog, and can pass your search through to Summit (see below).

Summit

Chemeketa students registered for credit may use Summit, the Orbis Cascade Alliance catalog, to request items from 37 member libraries in Oregon and Washington. Summit uses a search called WorldCat. Authorized users have access to all of the material in the Chemeketa Community College library, plus about 28 million items in Summit. Chemeketa users may request items using the barcode number from their ID card, and have them sent to Chemeketa, or they may set up a Visiting Patron account at another Alliance library.


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Address of this page: http://library.chemeketa.edu/information/virtual/education.php

Updated: 13 August 2014