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Index and full-text for peer-reviewed journals, trade publications, research reports, and newspapers in the field of education.
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Index and full text of magazines, newspapers, reports, conference proceedings, and scholarly journals in a wide variety of disciplines.
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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 Restricted Resource Some full text available
This database focuses on practical concerns for practicing teachers and is a good place to look for information to help you apply research in your classroom.
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Index and full text of journal articles, book chapters, full books, dissertations, and technical reports in psychology and related fields.


Wiley Online Books Restricted Resource
Over 3000 full-text books that can be narrowed by subject.
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Publications in the Field

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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 Special Education
Print Location: REF LC 4007 .E53 2014
This four-volume encyclopedia set provides information on the education of exceptional children and adults, with attention to topics like assistive technology, service delivery policies, international issues, neuropsychology, and RTI. Assessment instruments frequently administered in special education settings are also discussed.
A to Zoo: Subject Access to Children's Picture Books
Print Location: CMC Z1037 .L715 2010
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.
Lexile Framework for Reading: Find a Book
Use Lexile measures or grade level and interest categories to find books for K-12 readers.
What Works Clearinghouse
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.


Illinois Learning Standards
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
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."


National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
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.

Book Award Websites

Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award
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
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