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Journal Articles

ERIC - Education Resources Information Center Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Index and full-text for peer-reviewed journals, trade publications, research reports, and newspapers in the field of education.

Academic Search Complete Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available Resource contains images
Index and full text of magazines, newspapers, reports, conference proceedings, and scholarly journals in a wide variety of disciplines.

JSTOR Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
An electronic repository of full-text journals in a variety of disciplines, Jstor includes the full text of journals starting from the origin of their publication, but often does not have the most recent 2-5 years.

Professional Development Collection Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available Resource contains images
This database focuses on practical concerns for practicing teachers and is a very good place to look for information to help you apply research in your classroom.

PsycINFO Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Education students will find articles related to developmental psychology in PsychINFO.

Publications in the Field

Find a Publication Unrestricted Resource
Search for a journal, magazine, or other periodical by its exact title, the beginning words of the title, or words within the title. You can also browse by Category for journals in your field of interest.

Reference Materials

Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Educational psychology can be defined as the application of what we know about learning and motivation, development, and measurement and statistics to educational settings (both school- and community-based). Entries draw from a variety of diverse disciplines including human development across the life span, measurement and statistics, learning and motivation, and teaching.

Encyclopedia of Special Education On campus use only
This four-volume encyclopedia set provides information on the education of exceptional children and adults, with increased attention given to those topics that have grown in importance since the previous edition, such as technology, service delivery policies, international issues, neuropsychology, and RTI. Assessment instruments frequently administered in special education settings are discussed.
Call Number: REF LC 4007 .E53 2014

Lexile Framework for Reading: Find a Book Unrestricted Resource
Use Lexile measures or grade level and interest categories to find books for K-12 readers.

Statistics

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Unrestricted Resource
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education. NCES issues numerous publications and datasets each year. These include: early releases, issue briefs, statistical reports, directories, and handbooks of standard terminology. Many publications report the findings of specific surveys, but at least three--Digest of Education Statistics, Projections of Education Statistics, and The Condition of Education--cover the field of education statistics from a broad perspective.

Curriculum Guides and Standards

Benchmarks for Science Literacy Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Benchmarks for science education compiled by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Illinois Learning Standards Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
The Illinois Learning Standards (ILS) define what all students in all Illinois public schools should know and be able to do in each subject at each grade.

Indiana Academic Standards and Resources Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
These standards "have been validated as college and career ready by the Indiana Education Roundtable, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, the Indiana Department of Education, the Indiana State Board of Education, and the Indiana Center for Education and Career Innovation. This means that students who successfully master these objectives for what they should know and be able to do in Math and English/Language Arts disciplines by the time they graduate from high school will be ready to go directly into the workplace or a postsecondary educational opportunity without the need of remediation."

Principles and Standards for School Mathematics Unrestricted Resource
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards website.  Some material available exclusively to NCTM members.

Lesson Planning Resources

Explora Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available Resource contains images Resource contains video
Easy-to-use search tool for student use in finding articles, images and video on a wide range of topics. Results include Lexile score where applicable.

What Works Clearinghouse Unrestricted Resource
The clearinghouse reviews the research on the different programs, products, practices, and policies in education in an effort to answer the question “What works in education?” The goal is to provide educators with the information they need to make evidence-based decisions. Material can be browsed by topics like Children and Youth with Disabilities or English Language Learners.

Explora Educator's Edition Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
The teacher's complement to Explora, this database offers educator tools like lesson planning materials and curriculum standards in addition to articles, books, and reports on a variety of topics.

MAS Ultra Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Designed specifically for high school students, this resource includes articles from popular periodicals, reference books, charts, graphs, maps, and photos. Useful for curriculum planning for secondary education majors

Primary Search Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Index and full-text magazines for elementary schoolers. Includes reading level indicators (Lexile numbers).

Common Core Resources Unrestricted Resource
A collection of linked resources on common core from the Center for the Advancement and Support of Educational Initiatives at Illinois State University. Includes comparison of 1997 Illinois standards to Common Core standards, lesson planning sites, rubrics, and math, science, and music resources.

Primary Source Sets--Digital Public Library of America Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Primary Source Sets are designed to help students develop critical thinking skills by exploring topics in history, literature, and culture through primary sources. Drawing online materials from libraries, archives, and museums across the United States, the sets use letters, photographs, posters, oral histories, video clips, sheet music, and more. Each set includes a topic overview, ten to fifteen primary sources, links to related resources, and a teaching guide.

Read Write Think Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
This website is a partnership between the International Reading Association (IRA), the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), and the Verizon Foundation. It contains free lesson plans and curriculum materials.

Scholastic Lesson Plans Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Free lesson plans provided by Scholastic book publishers.

Literature Guides

A to Zoo: Subject Access to Children's Picture Books On campus use only
offers up-to-date information on fiction and nonfiction picture books for children. Comprehensive and easy to use, it consists of a subject guide, a bibliographic guide, and title and illustrator indexes.
Call Number: CMC Z1037 .L715 2010

Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
This is a collection of reviews of great books for kids; ideas of ways to use them in the classroom; and collections of books and activities about particular subjects, curriculum areas, themes, and professional topics.

Book Award Websites

Abraham Lincoln Award Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
The Abraham Lincoln Award is given annually to the author of the book voted as most outstanding by participating students in Grades Nine through Twelve in Illinois.

Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
The Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award is an annual award given to the author of the book voted most outstanding by students in Grades Four through Eight in participating Illinois schools.

American Library Association Book and Media Awards Unrestricted Resource
The Association for Library Service to Children division of the American Library Association provides recognition to authors, illustrators, and other media creators through numerous awards, the most notable being:

  • Caldecott Medal to the artist of the most distinguished picture book for children
  • Carnegie Medal to the most outstanding video production for children released during the previous year
  • Geisel Award to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the U.S.
  • Newbery Award to author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children

Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) Book Awards and Booklists Unrestricted Resource
Looking for great teen books? Look no further than YALSA's Book Awards and Selected Booklists. While these books have been selected for teens from 12 to 18 years of age, the award-winning titles and the titles on YALSA's selected lists span a broad range of reading and maturity levels.

Notable Tradebooks for Young People Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
The books that appear in these annotated book lists were evaluated and selected by a Book Review Committee appointed by the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and assembled in cooperation with the Children's Book Council (CBC).

Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K–12 Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
The books that appear in these lists were selected as outstanding children's science trade books. They were selected by a book review panel appointed by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and assembled in cooperation with the Children's Book Council (CBC).