Contents for Education
- Starting research: reference books
- Other electronic books
- Finding articles in journals: article databases
- Streaming video
- Courses and self-tests
- Finding pictures: image databases
- Special guides for classes
- Resources on the Web
- Additional resources, including printed sources
- Help from a librarian
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 password; host provider students may obtain a login from the instructor or librarian.
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 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
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 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
Use the Library Search to look for more specialized dictionaries online. Type a word or phrase describing the subject, followed by "dictionary", for example,
Limit your result to electronic books by selecting the eBooks resource type under Refine My Results.
To access online resources from off campus you will need a your My Chemeketa user name and password; host provider students may obtain a login from the instructor or librarian.
Use the Library Search to find books. Limit your search to electronic books by selecting the eBooks resource type under Refine My Results. Chemeketa E-books will show as having Online access, with a green disc indicator. To access these books from off campus you will need your My Chemeketa user name and password.
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 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 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 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 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.
- A Britannica database of more than two million images. All images are rights-cleared for non-commercial, educational use.
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.
Try our customized search, or browse the list of sites below.
- 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
Use the Library Search to find books. Limit your search to books by selecting the Books resource type under Refine My Results. Chemeketa books will show as Available, with a green disc indicator, followed by the location and call number.
You may have to do several searches to find books that might be pertinent to your subject.
Books not owned by Chemeketa may be requested through Summit or via interlibrary loan.
Chemeketa students registered for credit may request Summit books from other Orbis Cascade Alliance libraries. The Orbis Cascade Alliance is made up of 37 member libraries in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Authorized users have access to all of the material in the Chemeketa Community College library, plus about 28 million items in Summit.
To comment or request help, please e-mail Reference or call 503.399.5231.
Address of this page: http://library.chemeketa.edu/information/virtual/education.php
Updated: 16 December 2014