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      Database Description Full Text Service
Education Source Extensive collection of education-related resources. Includes full text for more than 1,700 journals, 550 books and conference papers, citations for over four million articles including book reviews and over 100,000 controlled and cross-referenced names of educational tests. Coverage in Education Source spans all levels of education from early childhood to higher education and also includes educational specialties such as multilingual education, health education and testing. Subject matter includes Adult Education, Continuing Education, Distance Learning, Government Funding, Multicultural/Ethnic Education, Social Issues, Student Counseling, Vocational Education as well as many others. Full Text Icon EBSCOhost
Educational Administration Abstracts Includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to educational administration, including educational leadership, educational management, educational research, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. Records are selected from many of the top titles within the discipline, including Journal of Educational Administration & History, American Journal of Education, and Cambridge Journal of Education.   EBSCOhost
ERIC (via EBSCOhost) Educational Resource Information Center, contains more than 2,200 digests along with references for additional information and citations and abstracts from over 1,000 educational and education-related journals.   TexShare icon EBSCOhost
Professional Development Collection Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 550 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports. Full Text Icon TexShare icon EBSCOhost
Academic Search Complete A comprehensive scholarly, multidisciplinary database, featuring thousands of full-text journals. This resource offers coverage of information spanning a broad range of important areas of academic study including: anthropology, astronomy, biology, chemistry, civil engineering, engineering, ethnic & multicultural studies, geology, law, materials science, mathematics, music, pharmaceutical sciences, physics, psychology, religion & theology, veterinary science, women’s studies, zoology, and many other fields. full text icon TexShare icon EBSCOhost
Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database The Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD) offers 900,000 catalog records and more than 130,000 reviews of children’s books and other materials for children. The database can be searched by author, title, subject, keyword or phrase, or across the full text of a review. Searches can be limited by genre (such as biography, mystery, atlases, etc.), language, publisher, and other criteria. The CLCD database also includes entries for more than 200,000 awards, prizes, best book list and reading list entries. Full Text Icon The CLCD Company
Chronicle of Higher Education Accessible only from computers in the Library Reference Area. Ask at the Reference desk for login information.
The online version of the print journal is fully searchable and features daily reports on developments in higher education, information technology, and distance education, as well as regularly updated databases of grant opportunities, job announcements, and links to Internet resources for higher education.
Full Text Icon The Chronicle of Higher Education
Communication & Mass Media Complete CMMC incorporates CommSearch (formerly produced by the National Communication Association) and Mass Media Articles Index (formerly produced by Penn State) along with numerous other journals to create a research and reference resource in the communication and mass media fields. CMMC offers cover-to-cover (“core”) indexing and abstracts for over 300 journals, and selected (“priority”) coverage of over 100 more, for a combined coverage of over 400 titles. Furthermore, this database includes full text for nearly 200 journals. Many major journals have indexing, abstracts, PDFs and searchable citations from their first issues to the present (dating as far back as 1915) Full Text Icon TexShare icon EBSCOhost
Communications Abstracts Abstracts of articles published in the primary professional literature of the communications field   CIOS
CQ Researcher Online CQ Researcher, published online 44 times a year by CQ Press, offers original, comprehensive reporting on and unbiased analysis of issues in the news. Areas covered include health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Full Text Icon CQ Press / SAGE
Dallas Morning News Historical Archive A unique historical digital image collection accessible by keyword and date searching. It documents major events in Texas, the United States, and the world, providing valuable primary source information. Classified and display advertising, photos and graphics are also included. Full Text Icon NewsBank
Directory of Open Access Journals Service that provides access to quality controlled Open Access Journals. The Directory aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use an appropriate quality control system, and it is not be limited to particular languages or subject areas. Full Text Icon TexShare icon TexShare
Dissertations and Theses Contains more than 2 million entries for doctoral dissertations and master’s theses. The database includes citations for materials ranging from the first U.S. dissertation, accepted in 1861, to those accepted as recently as last semester. Since 1997, new publications have been available electronically, and many publications can be ordered through the system for a fee. The database represents the work of authors from over 1,000 North American graduate schools and European universities. Angelo State University faculty, students, and staff have free access to 24 page previews and the full text in PDF format, when available, of all ASU theses published through UMI Dissertation Publishing. Full Text Icon ProQuest
Dissertations and Theses in Texas Hosted institutional repository service, developed by the the Texas Digital Library, which allows Texas institutions of higher learning to preserve and provide wide online access to their scholarly and pedagogic output. Full Text Icon Texas Digital Library
Electronic Collection Online (ECO) A collection of scholarly journals in a variety of subject areas including education, medicine, psychology, science, and technology.  Full text articles are available only for the journals selectively licensed by the Library Full Text Icon FirstSearch
ERIC  (via FirstSearch) Journal articles, papers, reports, speeches, dissertations, and non-print media relating to education, including adult, career, and vocational education, counseling and student services,  disabilities and gifted education, higher education, information and technology, elementary and early childhood education, rural education and small schools, teaching and teacher education, assessment and evaluation Full Text Icon FirstSearch
ERIC (via ProQuest) Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, this database provides extensive access to educational-related literature. The ERIC database corresponds to two printed ournals: Resources in Education, (RIE) and Current Index to Journals in Education (CIJE). Both journals provide access to some 14,000 documents and over 20,000 journal articles per year. In addition, ERIC provides coverage of conferences, meetings, government documents, theses, dissertations, reports, audiovisual media, bibliographies, directories, books and monographs.   ProQuest
Films on Demand Films On Demand is a Web-based digital video delivery service that allows you to view streaming videos from Films Media Group anytime, anywhere, 24/7. Choose from thousands of high-quality educational titles in dozens of subject areas. Special features allow users the ability to organize and bookmark clips, create and share playlists, personalize folders. Full Text Icon Films for the Humanities and the Sciences
GPO Monthly Catalog Covers all types of U.S. government documents, including Congressional reports, hearings, debates, and records; judiciary materials; and documents issued by executive departments (Defense, State, Labor, Office of the President, etc.)   FirstSearch
Historical Christian Science Monitor Searchable digital archive offering full-text and full-image access to the newspaper’s complete backfiles from 1908 to 1995. Full Text Icon ProQuest
Historical Los Angeles Times Searchable digital archive offering full-text and full-image access to the newspaper’s complete backfiles from 1881 to 1986. Full Text Icon ProQuest
Historical New York Times Searchable digital archive offering full-text and full-image access to the newspaper’s complete backfiles from 1851 to 2005. Full Text Icon ProQuest
Historical Wall Street Journal Searchable digital archive offering full-text and full-image access to the newspaper’s complete backfiles from 1889 to 1991. Full Text Icon ProQuest
Historical Washington Post Searchable digital archive offering full-text and full-image access to the newspaper’s complete backfiles from 1877 to 1992. Full Text Icon ProQuest
JSTOR Online archive of non-current issues of scholarly journals grouped into multidisciplinary and discipline-specific collections. Full Text Icon JSTOR
Kids Search Interface Is a colorful, easy-to-use search interface for students in grades K-5. Kids Search provides access to magazine articles, pictures, encyclopedias, and a dictionary. The interface facilitates searching by topic, enabling users to easily enter keywords, or select topics or subtopics to search. Users can filter results by source type (magazines, newspapers, biographies, pictures, etc.)  Kids Search covers Book Collection: NonFiction, Ebsco Animals, History Reference Center, Image Collection, Middle Search Plus, Newspaper Source, Primary Search, Science Reference Center, and TOPICsearch.  The Teachers Resources section covers Academic Search Premier, ERIC, and the Professional Development Collection. Full Text Icon TexShare icon EBSCOhost
LearningExpress Library™ (Registration required) Interactive online learning platform that provides patrons with a wide selection of career-oriented and academic resources.
Because this resource provides highly-personalized content, all first-time users are required to create a personal account. Personal accounts created for LearningExpress Library will work for Job & Career Accelerator™ as well.
Full Text Icon LearningExpress
MasterFILE Premier MasterFILE Premier contains full text for 2,005 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. This database also contains full text for more than 320 reference books, 84,074 biographies, 86,135 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps & flags. MasterFILE Premier now offers PDF backfiles (as far back as 1975) for key publications including American Libraries, Foreign Affairs, History Today, Judaism, Library Journal, National Review, Saturday Evening Post, etc. Full Text Icon TexShare icon EBSCOhost
MAS Ultra - School Edition This database provides full text for more than 700 popular general interest and current events publications with information dating as far back as 1975 for key magazines. MAS Ultra – School Edition also provides more than 500 full text pamphlets, more than 350 full text reference books, 84,011 biographies, 83,472 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 192,999 photos, maps and flags. This database is updated daily. Full Text Icon TexShare icon EBSCOhost
Middle Search Plus Provides full text for nearly 140 popular magazines for middle and jr. high 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. Middle Search Plus also contains 84,011 biographies, 83,472 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 192,999 photos, maps and flags. This database is updated daily. Full Text Icon TexShare icon EBSCOhost
PapersFirst Provides access to individual papers presented at conferences worldwide. A major research aid covering every congress, symposium, exposition, workshop, and meeting added to The British Library Document Supply Center’s (BLDSC) vast proceedings collection since October 1993   FirstSearch
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. This database is updated daily. Full Text Icon TexShare icon EBSCOhost
ProceedingsFirst Provides tables of contents of papers presented at conferences worldwide. Each record contains a list of the papers presented at each conference   FirstSearch
PsycINFO Contains more than one million citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations and technical reports, all in the field of psychology. Journal coverage, which spans from 1887 to present, also includes information about the psychological aspects of related disciplines such as medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, anthropology, business and law Full Text Icon TexShare icon EBSCOhost
ScienceDirect® Provides access to more than 1000 scientific, medical and technical journals published by the world’s leading scientific publishers, many in full text. Full Text Icon Elsevier
Searchasaurus Searchasaurus is a colorful search interface for elementary and middle school students. Three EBSCO elementary and middle school databases (Primary Search, Middle Search® Plus, and Book Collection: Nonfiction) can be accessed via Searchasaurus Full Text Icon TexShare icon EBSCOhost
Social Services Abstracts Provides bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development. The database abstracts and indexes over 1,500 serials publications and includes abstracts of journal articles and dissertations, and citations to book reviews   ProQuest
Sociological Abstracts Abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,700 serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers   ProQuest
Student Research Center Aimed at high school students, provides a selection of original reference material, overviews, critical essays, primary source documents and periodicals, and full text from newspapers in a variety of topical areas Full Text Icon TexShare icon EBSCOhost
Teacher Reference Center Index of over 260 titles from the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals, periodicals, and books.   This database provides coverage on key education topics such as Assessment, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, Science & Mathematics, and more for K-12 Teachers & Librarians.   EBSCOhost/Free
Wiley Online Library® Provides full text access to journals, reference works, and books published by Wiley in the field of education. Full Text Icon Wiley
WorldCat OCLC catalog of books, web resources, and other material worldwide (includes records formelry found in NetFirst)   FirstSearch
      Relevant Web Sites
A to Z Teacher Stuff Teacher-created Web site designed to help teachers find online resources more quickly and easily. It offers lesson plans, thematic units, teacher tips, teacher discussion forums, downloadable teaching materials & eBooks, printable worksheets and blacklines, emergent reader books, themes, and more.
Bartleby Free, full-text searchable database incorporating a rich collection of classic works of reference, verse, fiction, nonfiction, and quotations
Bedford Bibliography for Teachers of Writing The electronic Bibliography contains all of the entries found in the fifth edition of the print version and provides an index of authors with links to each entry
Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood Fully-refereed, free, international research journal. The journal provides a forum for researchers and professionals who are exploring new and alternative perspectives in their work with young children (from birth to eight years of age) and their families.
Digital Classroom The National Archives’ gateway for resources about primary sources, activities and training for educators and students.
Education Policies Analysis Archives This site, created by Arizona State University, provides full text materials on education policy. You can search this site and also browse only the abstracts to find an article.
Educator’s Reference Desk From the Information Institute of Syracuse, 2,000+ lesson plans, over 3,000 links to online education information, and over 200 responses from the AskEric archive.
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence FREE provides access to hundreds of Internet-based education resources including teaching activities for all grade levels and a variety of subjects.
From Now On Education Technology journal for engaged learning and literacy in education technology.
Gateway to Educational Materials A Consortium effort to provide educators with quick and easy access to thousands of educational resources found on various federal, state, university, non-profit, and commercial Internet sites.
InfoUSA - Links to Education Resources Extensive list of hyperlinks to selected sites and resources that provide a rich spectrum of information about education.
Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators Categorized list of sites useful for enhancing curriculum and professional growth. It is updated often to include the best sites for teaching and learning.
Learning Page The Library of Congress offers classroom materials and professional development to help teachers effectively use primary sources from the Library’s vast digital collections in their teaching.
Library in the Sky Database of interesting and useful educational Web sites for those involved in education. Find the information you want through the “search” feature, the “User Tabs,” by Department, or Materials. Magazine Articles on Education A searchable, browsable directory of magazine articles related to education topics that are available online. Topics covered include: Business School; College; Distance Learning; Pre-College; Research; Technology in Education; Training. Updated every few days.
National Center for Education Statistics “NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data that are related to education in the United States and other nations.” Look here for statistical information on all levels of education. The site includes an encyclopedia of education statistics, an FAQ, activities for children, and a catalog of NCES publications.
PBS Teacher Explore K-12 classroom content and professional development from PBS. Includes searchable lesson plans, activities and a ton of resources such as movies in a wide range of content areas.
Special Education Resources on the Internet Collection of Internet accessible information resources of interest to those involved in the fields related to Special Education.
STAAR™ Resources The resources on this website provide information and sample test questions to familiarize Texas educators and the public with the design and format of the STAAR assessments. The information is intended to help educators understand how the new STAAR program measures the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) curriculum standards. These resources are intended to support, not narrow or replace, the teaching of the TEKS curriculum.
Teachers First Provides a rich collection of lessons and web resources for K-12 classroom teachers, their students, and even students’ families. Materials are arranged by subject area and grade level, making it easy to locate lesson plans and associated web resources quickly.
Texas Education Agency Standard Reports Statistical information about Texas students and staff as well as district financial data at the state, region, county and district level for multiple years.
Texas Education Network The purpose of the Texas Education Network, TENET, is to advance and promote education in Texas by providing a transparent communications infrastructure which can be used to foster innovation and educational excellence in Texas. TENET, authorized through the leadership of the 71st Texas Legislature and developed by the collaborative efforts of the Department of Information Resources, the Texas Education Agency, and The University of Texas, provides a nationally recognized equitable, cost-effective information and communication resource for Texas educators and children.
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) TEKS are the center of the Texas curriculum and define the basic content of the instructional and assessment program. TEKS outline the knowledge and skills required of every student on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills tests.
Web Sites and Resources for Teachers Created by two elementary education professors at California State University, Northridge, this site offers curriculum resources for K-12 classroom use. Lesson plans and instructional activities are included.