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 Handbooks and Manuals

Digest of Educational Statistics
Statistical information on education from kindergarten through graduate school. Included data on enrollment, number of schools in various categories, faculty, graduates, educational attainment levels, financial aid and employment data

Handbook of Research on Social Studies Teaching and Learning

Provides “a comprehensive view and analysis of research in the field.” (Preface) Identifies areas for further research. Arranged in broad sections such as  “The Student in Social Studies Education” – divided into chapters which have a list of references. Includes name and subject index.

LB 1584 .H275 1992 (Falvey 3rd Floor)

Handbook of Research on Teaching

Eight broad sections: Foundations, Methodology, Subject Matter, The Learner, Policy, Teachers & Teaching, Social & Cultural Context and the Role of the Teacher, and Instruction. Also includes Subject and Name Index. For earlier research see Handbook of Research on Teaching, 3rd ed., Travers, R.M.W., Second Handbook of Research on Teaching, and Gage, N.L. Handbook of Research on Teaching.

LB 1028 .H315 2001 (Falvey 3rd Floor)

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Who's Who in American Education: An Illustrated Bibliographical Directory of Eminent Educators of the United States

Contains brief, biographical entries on educators, administrators, school board members, librarians, program directors and others from every area of the education community. At the end of the volume is a Professional Index which lists individuals by category and then by state and local community. There is also a list of awards in educations with recent recipients.

LA 2311 .W45 (Falvey 3rd Floor)

Encyclopedia of Education
"Intended to provide a comprehensive description of the enterprise of education both within the United States and throughout the world." Approximately 900 articles offer a view of the institutions, people, processes, and products found in educational practice.


Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print (EBSCO)
Mental Measurements Yearbook (MMY) covers more than 2,200 commercially-available tests from Volume 1 to the present in categories such as personality, developmental, behavioral assessment, neuropsychological, achievement, intelligence and aptitude, educational, speech & hearing, and sensory motor. Tests in Print (TIP) provides vital information to users including test purpose, test publisher, in-print status, price, test acronym, intended test population, administration times, publication date(s), and test author(s).

Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)

Contains citations, with abstracts, to both the journal and report literature in the field of education and education-related areas. Journal literature corresponds to Current Index to Journal in Education (CIJE). Report literature corresponds to Resources in Education (RIE). Also contains the complete text of ERIC Digest, documents prepared by ERIC specialists and designed to provide an overview of information and citations to more detailed information on a specific topic for use by teachers, administrators, and other educational practitioners. Includes the complete Thesaurus of ERIC Descriptors. Covers all aspects of education research and resources.

Education Full Text (EBSCO)
Education Full Text™ provides full text of articles from over 350 journals as far back as 1996, in addition to indexing of more than 770 periodicals dating back to 1983. Subject coverage includes adult education, multicultural/ethnic education, teaching methods and much more. Content includes in-depth coverage of special education and more than 100,000 controlled and cross-referenced names of educational tests. ERIC, the government education file, can be searched simultaneously by clicking Open Database Selection Area and selecting ERIC.

Education Administration Abstracts (EBSCO)
Includes bibliographic records covering areas related to educational administration, including educational leadership, educational management, educational research, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.

Dissertations and Theses Global (ProQuest)
A comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses with over 2.4 million dissertations and theses included from around the world.The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full text coverage for older graduate works. Each dissertation published since July 1980 includes a 350-word abstract written by the author. Master's theses published since 1988 include 150-word abstracts. Bibliographic citations are available for dissertations dating from 1637, and more than 65,000 new citations are added to the database every year. Where available, PQDT provides 24 Page Previews of dissertations and theses. In addition, nearly one million are available for download in PDF format. (Digital dissertations and theses are archived as submitted by the degree-granting institution. Some will be Native PDF, some PDF Image).

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