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The definitive full-text resource for education, containing more than 1,700 full-text journals with coverage dating back to 1929. Users will find indexing and abstracting for thousands of journals; full text for more than 500 books and monographs, as well as for numerous education-related conference papers; and citations for over 4 million articles, including book reviews. Subjects covered range from early childhood education to higher education, and include specialties such as multilingual education, health education, and testing.

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ProQuest® Education Journals gives users access to over 900 top educational publications, including more than 600 of the titles in full text. The coverage spans the literature on primary, secondary and higher education as well as special education, home schooling and adult education. Many titles are indexed in the ERIC database.

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ERIC, the Educational Resource Information Center, provides access to education literature and resources to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research. With an easy-to-use, searchable, Internet-based bibliographic and full-text database, this resource 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 1,000 educational and education-related journals. 

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This database is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education to provide extensive access to education-related literature. ERIC provides coverage of journal articles, conferences, meetings, government documents, theses, dissertations, reports, audiovisual media, bibliographies, directories, books and monographs.

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Mental Measurements Yearbook (MMY), produced by the Buros Institute at the University of Nebraska, contains information about and reviews of all English-language standardized tests covering educational skills, personality, vocational aptitude, psychology, and related areas. MMY is designed for users who range from novice test consumers to experienced professionals.

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Professional Development Collection, designed for professional educators, provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 full text, high-quality education journals, including: Booklist, Education, Education Digest, Education Week, Educational Leadership, High School Journal, Journal of Education, Journal of Educational Research, Phi Delta Kappan, Reading Teacher, School Library Journal, and many others. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports.

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PsycINFO provides indexing coverage of all document types, including journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations, and technical reports. It contains over 3 million citations and summaries dating as far back as the 1600s. The database is international in scope, covering the academic, research, and practice literature in psychology as well as relevant materials from related disciplines such as medicine, psychiatry, education, social work, law, criminology, social science, and organizational behavior.

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SAGE Publications is an independent international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media. Users can locate education journals by selecting the Browse by Discipline option, then opening the Social Sciences & Humanites menu. SAGE provides access to 90+ journals, with topics such as Autism, Language and Speech, Early Childhood, and Teaching.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library delivers a wealth of education reference content, including multi-volume encyclopedias on Education, references, and specialized reference sources in the subject of Education.

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Based at Rutgers, this database supports early childhood education with sections on research, publications, statistics, and linked documents to websites on early childhood research.  Also lists experts in early childhood development as well as legislators, policy makers, teacher educators and parent activists.

Additional Internet Resources

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ArtsConnectEd is an interactive Web site that provides access to works of art and educational resources from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and Walker Art Center for K-12 educators, students, and scholars. Art Finder, ArtsConnectEd’s searchable environment, is where users can browse the museums’ digitalized items including Works of Art, Texts, Audio and Video, and Interactive Resources.  Art Collector empowers users to save, customize, present, and share items in Art Collector Sets.

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Eduwonk is a blog that focuses primarily on education policy and politics. Beyond the main entries, which always provide direct links to external sources and citations, users can find links to other sites for education news and analysis, policy and political blogs, educational resources and organizations, and other education-based blogs.

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Dedicated to advancing science education, HHMI provides powerful teaching tools for use in high schools, colleges, and universities across the country, free of charge. Explore the array of free educational materials offered by HHMI for science teachers and students, including interactive multimedia, virtual labs, videos, scientific animations, and other teacher resources, in the BioInteractive section.

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The NEA's site is a trove of information about public schools in the US. Topics covered include the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), Education Funding, Minority Community Outreach, and Bullying Prevention. Researchers can also find lesson plans, and information about teaching strategies and classroom management.

Common Core Resources

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This resource can help you "learn why the Common Core is important for your child," "explore the Common Core," and "understand how the Common Core was created." Users can find information about the standards, including state-specific standards.

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EngageNY is developed and maintained by the New York State Education Department (NYSED). This site contains official information related to the implementation of the New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS), Teacher and Leader Effectiveness (TLE), and Data-Driven Instruction (DDI). This site and its parent organization are dedicated to providing educators across New York State with real-time, professional learning tools and resources to support educators in reaching the State’s vision for a college- and career-ready education for all students.

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Users can find approved additions to the Common Core Learning Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy and Common Core Learning Standards for Mathematics, plus the Prekindergarten Standards. All documents can be accessed on this site. Additional information about the P-12 Common Core Learning Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy is available at EngageNY.

Government Resources

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Resources for K-12 students and for adults.  Provides excellent guide on how the US Government works, and what primary resources are available through the Government Printing Office (GPO).

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US Department of Education products, which include brochures, grant applications, newsletters, posters, and research reports, topics such as Art Education, Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Literacy, Middle Schools, and School Safety. Links to theInnovations in Education book series, reports on the performance and accountability of ED programs, the Helping your Child series for parents of school-aged and preschool children. Some publications are also available in Spanish and there are additional links to resources for Spanish speakers.

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The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is a digital library of education-related resources, sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education. The ERIC online system provides the public with a centralized ERIC Web site for searching the ERIC bibliographic database of more than 1.1 million citations going back to 1966.

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This is the official site for information about Academics (including Common Core standards), School Choices and Enrollment, Offices and Programs, information about individual schools, progress reports and other measures of Performance and Accountability (including data), as well as targeted resources for Parents & Families, Students, and Employees.

Click here for information about the Teach NYC program.

Click here for information about NYC Teaching Fellows.

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The official site for NYSED is a great resource for teachers in NYS. The site provides information about Learning Standards & Curriculum, Instructional Resources, Student Testing & Assessment, No Child Left Behind (NCLB), Teacher Certification, and Professional Development.

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The US Dept. of Education makes freely available statistics on the nation's schools (including report cards), data trends, research studies and statistics on key educational issues, information on grants and policy (including No Child Left Behind), and news.

Systematic Reviews

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Campbell Systematic Reviews is the peer-reviewed online monograph series of systematic reviews prepared under the editorial control of the Campbell Collaboration. Campbell systematic reviews follow structured guidelines and standards for summarizing the international research evidence on the effects of interventions in crime and justice, education, international development, and social welfare.

Campbell Systematic Reviews is published bimonthly. Issues contain reviews only, not protocols or title registration documents. These may be retrieved from The Campbell Library.

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The EPPI-Centre is committed to informing policy and professional practice with sound evidence. As such, it is involved in two main areas of work:

Systematic reviews: This includes developing methods for systematic reviews and research syntheses, conducting reviews, supporting others to undertake reviews, and providing guidance and training in this area. 

Research use: This includes studying the use/non-use of research evidence in personal, practice and political decision-making, supporting those who wish to find and use research to help solve problems, and providing guidance and training in this area.

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The goal of the WWC is to be a resource for informed education decision making. To reach this goal, the WWC identifies studies that provide credible and reliable evidence of the effectiveness of a given practice, program, or policy (referred to as “interventions”), and disseminates summary information and free reports on the WWC website. With over 700 publications available and more than 10,500 reviewed studies in the online searchable database, the WWC aims to inform researchers, educators, and policymakers as they work toward improving education for students.

Professional Organizations

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The Directory is intended to help identify and contact organizations that provide information and assistance on a broad range of education-related topics. Users can perform simple and advanced searches, can search by state/territory, and can browse by organization type.

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Maintained by the National Center for Education Statistics, this site contains links or pointers to the U.S. Department of Education's Education Resource Organizations Directory (a comprehensive list of educational organizations and associations and their Internet addresses), as well as links to other directories and web sites that offer information on a wide range of education-related topics.

Statistics

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The Chronicle takes the measure of higher education in the 2013-14 Almanac, their annual compendium of data on colleges. The Almanac is divided into the following sections: The Profession, Students, Diversity, Finance, Technology, International, and The States. This publication is loaded with statistics, charts, tables, analyses, and interactive tools.

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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.

        Annual Reports http://nces.ed.gov/annuals/

NCES Programs and Surveys http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/
Select data from various programs within the Center for Education Statistics.

NCES Quick Tables and Figures http://nces.ed.gov/quicktables/
This search tool lets you locate all tables/figures/charts published in the inventory of NCES' Education Statistics Quarterly; the National Education Data Resource Center (NEDRC) Post Secondary Tables Library; the Condition of Education; the Digest of Education Statistics, and other NCES publications.

National Assessment of Educational Progress http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/
Collects and reports information on student performance at the national, state, and local levels. Assessments are conducted periodically in mathematics, reading, science, writing, the arts, civics, economics, geography, U.S. history, and beginning in 2014, in Technology and Engineering Literacy (TEL). NAEP results are reported in The Nation's Report Card.

Nation’s Report Card http://nationsreportcard.gov/about.asp

NAEP Data Tools http://nationsreportcard.gov/data_tools.asp

International Activities Program nces.ed.gov/surveys/international/
Provides statistical data for cross-national comparisons of education. NCES participates in the International Indicators of Education Systems (INES), an Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) program.

Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
Information from every college, university, and technical and vocational institution that participates in the federal student financial aid programs.

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On this official site, users can find information about Student and School Performance, as well as Population and Demographic data. The site also allows users to search by school or neighborhood to find statistics and data from Progress Reports, Quality Reviews, Annual Report Cards, Budgets, and Attendance.

 

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Detailed data on educational attainment, training, school enrollment, etc.

Certification & Testing

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The NYS Department of Education publishes official information on all stages of teacher certification: choosing your certification pathway, types of certificates and licenses, applying for a certificate, testing, professional development, and substitute teaching. This site also contains links to recently published news and changes to certifications, tests, and pathways.

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Up-to-date testing information (including dates for online and paper tests), test preparation materials, practice tests, online registration, and how to request and release test scores. Tests offered by the NYSTCE are: Literacy Skills Test (ALST); Elementary Assessment of Teaching Skills -- Written Teaching Skills -- Written (ATS-W); Secondary Assessment of Teaching Skills -- Written (ATS-W); Content Specialty Tests (CSTs); Bilingual Education Assessments (BEAs); Communication and Quantitative Skills Test (COST); and Assessment of Teaching Skills -- Performance (ATS-P)(Video).

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In New York, you must take the Praxis® Subject Assessments (formerly the Praxis II® tests) in the area of Speech-Language Pathology. Click the above link to find the minimum qualifying score and to learn more about the test.

Curriculum Guides - Lesson Plans

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This site has classroom resources for grades pre-K-12. Teachers can find assignments, puzzles, and quizzes for math, the sciences, social studies, literature, health, and languages other than English (Spanish, French, German, and Italian); activities organized by month and holiday; ideas for bulleting boards and learning centers; and examples of vocabulary worksheets and critical thinking problems.

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This site, a collaboration between the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Nottingham (UK), is a great resource for mathematics teachers and student teachers searching for resources (lessons, classroom tasks, and assessments) which reflect current Common Core learning standards. Users can search by keyword, can narrow their search to specific grade level, and can even browse for materials based on the specific standard they support. All materials are free and downloadable.

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This is a standards-based site, offering teaching and learning resources. Curriculum section on New York State Learning Standards, searchable by standard area, grade level, course, and key word; thousands of peer-reviewed instructional resources searchable by standard area, grade level, content type, and key word. Links to lesson plans for K-12 classes, by grade level and subject.
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This is the official site for the NYS Education Department's Office of Curriculum and Instruction. Educators can find information about NYS P-12 Common Core Learning Standards, Core Curriculum Guidance for implementing the Core at the local school district level, and Resource Guides for the following subjects: The Arts; Career Development/Occupational Studies; English Language Arts; Health/Phys. Ed/Family & Consumer Sciences; Languages other than English; Mathematics/Science/Technology; and Social Studies.

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Teachers and students now have full-access to PBS LearningMedia's new student portal and productivity tools. These new tools make it easy to create personalized learning experiences for students to explore inside and outside of the classroom. K-12 students now have a dedicated place to access trusted content, homework support, and custom coursework. Users can search, as well as browse by standard (National and/or Common Core) and grade & subject (pre-K through 13+; arts, math, ELA, sciences, among others). Tools such as lesson builders, the quiz maker, and storyboards, make it easier than ever for students to connect with curriculum concepts.

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This site allows teachers to download and use lesson plans, classroom materials, powerpoint presentations, quizzes, and much more (there are currently over 200,000 curriculum resources freely available). All materials found on this site are posted and shared by educators. Teachers can find resources on topics such as Arts, English Language Arts, Foreign Languages, Health, Math, Physical Education, Science, and Social Studies, for K-12, as well as Special Populations (English Language Learners, Students with Disabilities, and Gifted and Talented Students). There is also detailed information about Common Core Standards.

Resources for Children

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This is an easy-to-use general reference database designed specifically to engage and guide younger students.  Students of all ages use eLibrary Elementary's search interface to find the answers they need from more than 390 magazines, newspapers, books, and transcripts—plus thousands of maps, images, educator-approved websites from Homework Central®, and audio/video titles.

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Includes lesson plans, curriculum standards and links to useful resource sites.

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Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with easy-to-use functionality and content.  Users will find easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic to give students research ideas; topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research; 60,000 top videos from the Associated Press, the world’s leading news agency; text-to-Speech for HTML articles to assist struggling readers or those learning English; full-text translation available in more than 30 languages for HTML articles.

 

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Kids InfoBits is a database developed especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Featuring a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, the most popular search method is moving from a broad subject to a narrower topic using the subject-based topic tree. The curriculum-related, age appropriate, full-text content is from the best elementary reference sources and magazines. This database covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more. (This is a Gale database.)

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Kids Search is designed specifically for children in grades K-8. Kids and teachers can search by keyword as well as by topic (such topics include Animals, Health, Math, Science, and Sports). Users can also search within Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, use the databases dictionary, and search for images. Educators can find information about curriculum standards, and can search and browse by state and type of standard. (This database will expire in June 2016. Explora takes its place.)

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Brought to you by USA.gov, Kids.gov is the official kids' portal for the U.S. government. The site links kids, parents, and teachers to information and services on the web from government agencies, schools, and educational organizations, all geared to the learning level and interest of kids.

Kids.gov is organized into four audiences: Kids (Grades K-5), Teens (Grades 6-8), Teachers and Parents. Each audience tab is divided into educational subjects like Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Government, Health & Safety, and History.

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Newsela is an innovative way to build reading comprehension with nonfiction that's always relevant: daily news. Newsela makes it easy for an entire class to read the same content, but at a level that’s just right for each student. This product's Common Core-aligned resources keep students engaged with quizzes that test critical thinking and close reading. From astronomy to zoology, there is something for every student’s taste and every teacher’s subject area. You can automatically assign articles to students: see who read the story, passed the quiz, and took notes, all in a single screen. The teacher/administrator binder records student results and displays reading-level achievement in a crystal-clear, visual format; drill down to see results by specific Common Core standard.

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Searchasaurus is an exciting and easy way for young researchers to experience online searching. It is an animated interface with a dinosaur theme that encourages students to enhance and develop basic search methodologies. Students will be riveted by the colorful, animated interface, complete with erupting volcanoes and a dinosaur guide, as they gather information on a wide range of topics. Educators can find information about curriculum standards as well, and can search and browse by state and type of standard. (This database will expire in June 2016. Explora takes its place.)

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Put primary sources in your students' hands! The new Library of Congress Student Discovery Sets bring together historical artifacts and one-of-a-kind documents on a wide range of topics, from history to science to literature. Interactive tools let students zoom in, draw to highlight details, and conduct open-ended primary source analysis. Full teaching resources are available for each set.

High School Collaborations

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