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Databases (for Bethel Users)

ERIC, the Educational Resource Information Center, is a national information system supported by the U.S. Department of Education, the National Library of Education, and the Office of Educational Research and Improvement. It provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. ERIC provides full text of more than 2,200 digests along with references for additional information and citations and abstracts from over 1000 educational and education-related journals. (source: vendor website)
MAS Ultra - School Edition
Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for more than 500 popular, high school magazines. MAS Ultra – School Edition also provides more than 360 full text reference books, 85,639 biographies,104,481 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 285,912 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.(source: vendor website)
Middle Search Plus
Middle Search Plus provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Middle Search Plus also contains 85,639 biographies, 104,481 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 285,912 photos, maps and flags.(source: vendor website)
Primary Search
Primary Search provides full text for nearly 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990. (source: vendor website)
Professional Development Collection
Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of 520 high quality education journals, including nearly 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports. Professional Development Collection is the most comprehensive collection of full text education journals in the world. (source: vendor website)

Online Resources (free to All Users)

Education World
The result is Education World, the Educator's Best Friend, a resource that includes a search engine for educational Web sites only, a place where educators can find information without searching the entire Internet; original content, including lesson plans, practical information for educators, information on how to integrate technology in the classroom, and articles written by education experts; site reviews; daily features and columns; teacher and principal profiles; Wire Side Chats with the important names in education; employment listings. (Source: website)
Education World: Guide to State Standards
This site provides links to state standards across the country.
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
Presents Federal Resources for Education Excellence (FREE), which provides online information about federally supported education resources in the United States. Lists the federal agencies and organizations that participate in the FREE Working Group. Links to information about arts, educational technology, foreign languages, health and safety, language arts, mathematics, physical education, science, social studies, and vocational education.... (Source: WorldCat)
The Gateway to 21st Century Skills
A consortium effort to provide educators with access to thousands of educational resources found on various federal, state, university, non-profit, and commercial Internet sites. Provides access to lesson plans, curriculum units and other education resources. Resources are searchable by subject or keyword limited by grade level (each K-12 grade, higher education, vocational education, or adult/continuing education). Searchers can also browse keyword or subject lists and link directly to resources. (Source: WorldCat)
Indiana Academic Standards
This site provides Indiana's standards for math, science, English, and Social Studies.
Indiana K-12 School Data
This site provides data about Indiana's K-12 schools.
International Reading Association
Information and resources provided by the International Reading Association, a professional society dedicated to promoting literacy. (Source: WorldCat)
LD OnLine
Includes in-depth articles, a comprehensive listing of resources, bulletin boards, audio clips, plus KidZone, stories and art work by children with LD. Contains information on learning disabilities, learning disorders, attention deficit disorder, ADD, ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, dysnomia, speech disorder, reading difficulties, and special education. (Source: WorldCat)
The Literacy Web
"The Literacy Web is designed to promote the use of the Internet as a tool to assist classroom teachers in their search for best practices in literacy instruction, including the new literacies of Internet technologies"--About screen. (Source: WorldCat)
Literature for Children
Literature for Children is comprised of volumes from the Departments of Special Collections at several of the State University System of Florida libraries. It is a growing collection of digitized titles published predominantly in the United States and Great Britain, from the 17th through the 20th centuries. The collection is of international significance for researchers who study historical, cultural, social and literary aspects of children's literature. The digitization includes a digital color management strategy for the reproduction of colored illustrations, bindings and wrappers. (Source: WorldCat)
Michigan Curriculum Framework
This is a 200 page pdf document that provides Michigan's standards for math, science, English, and Social Studies.
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
National NAEP reports information for the nation and specific geographic regions of the country. It includes students drawn from both public and nonpublic schools and reports results for student achievement at grades 4, 8, and 12. (Source: WorldCat)
National Center for Education Statistics
NCES is the primary federal entity collecting and analyzing education-related data for the United States and other nations. The NCES catalog can be searched to locate NCES publications and data products, many fulltext or available for download, including The Condition of Education, The Digest of Education Statistics, TIMSS (Third International Mathematics and Science Study) and the NAEP (Nation's Report Card). (Source: WorldCat)
National Science Digital Library
A digital library of resource collections and services, organized in support of science education at all levels. (Source: WorldCat)
PBS Teachers
Presents educational materials for teachers who want to use Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) programs in the classroom. Includes resources on arts, health, social studies, mathematics, science, and technology. TeacherSource also locates and matches more than 1,300 lesson plans and activities to 46 sets of national and state standards. (Source: WorldCat)
"TeachableMoment.Org provides educators with timely teaching ideas to encourage critical thinking on issues of the day and foster a positive classroom environment. Topical activities are available for elementary school, middle school, and high school levels. Topics include current domestic & international events, conflict resolution, and intercultural understanding." (Source: WorldCat)
Teacher's Domain : Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teacher's Domain is a multimedia digital library for K-12 science and social studies teachers and students. The website includes classroom-ready resources, media-rich lesson plans and professional development resources organized by grade level, discipline and subject. (Source: WorldCat)
Web English Teacher
Annotated list of Web sites compiled by Carla Beard. "Presents the best of K-12 English/Language Arts teaching resources: lesson plans, WebQuests, videos, biography, e-texts, criticism, jokes, puzzles, and classroom activities."--"About" page. (Source: WorldCat)