ED251: Overview Of Students With Disabilities
Using the library catalog to find books, videos, etc.
You can use the library catalog to find books on your topic. The catalog uses Library of Congress Subject Headings, which may be found in detail in:
REF 025.49 L61 Library of Congress Subject Headings or on a Web site where you can search for subject headings.
Because there are so many subject headings, and so many possible arrangements of subdivisions (e.g., “Developmentally disabled children -- United States -- Life skills guides” is a single heading), the keyword search in the library catalog may be the easiest search to use.
Sample LC Subject headings in hierarchical arrangement:
There are many other specific subject headings, e.g., “Physical education for handicapped persons.”
Some Reference Books
|R 362.403 En1||Encyclopedia of disability|
|R 362.4048 C73||The Complete directory for people with disabilities|
|R 362.4048 R31||Resources for people with disabilities|
Some starting places on the Internet
- ABLEDATA - http://www.abledata.com/
- Information on assistive technology and disability-related resources, maintainted by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research - U.S. Department of Education.
- New Freedom Initiative: Disability Direct - http://www.disability.gov/
- A comprehensive site on disability resources.
- Elementary and Middle Schools Technical Assistance Center (EMSTAC) - http://www.emstac.org/home.htm
- The EMSTAC program is defunct, but the site continues to supply useful information. Good resource links.
- IDEA - Office of Special Education Programs site - http://idea.ed.gov/explore/home
- "A 'one-stop shop' for resources related to IDEA and its implementing regulations."
- National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities - http://www.nichcy.org/
- (Formerly the National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities) National information and referral center that provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, and other professionals. Includes information in Spanish.
- National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center - http://www.nectac.org/
- NECTAC is a national technical assistance center working to support states, jurisdictions, and others to improve services and results for young children with disabilities and their families.
- Office of Special Education And Rehabilitative Services Programs - http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/osep/
- Home page of the U.S. Office of Special Education Programs And Rehabilitative Services with information on its programs, studies, related legislation, etc.
- Office of Special Education Programs Technical Assistance and Dissemination Network - http://www.tadnet.org/placemat
- Links to agencies which provide technical assistance for special education.
- Oregon Office of Student Learning and Partnerships- http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/results/?id=146
- The OSLP is responsible for making sure that students with disabilities receive an education.
Coordinates special education technical assistance efforts across regions and topical areas.
You might also try
- Education Index, located on the index tables in the library, indexes journals in the field of education.
All electronic indexes may be accessed through the library's database page: http://library.chemeketa.edu/information/database.php. Among them are:
- Education Full text includes indexing and abstracts of more than 600 education periodicals (400 peer-reviewed). The full text of articles from over 350 journals is available as far back as 1996.
- ERIC, a government service, indexes and abstracts education journals and many other materials in education. May include full text for ERIC documents from 1993 onwards.
- Gale Educator's Reference Complete indexes over 800 education journals and includes many in full text.
- Gale Academic OneFile and General OneFile index magazines and scholarly journals in many fields.
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