These are only some of the sources that may be useful to you. Please contact me for help with any of your research, BethAnn Zambella, x1428 or email AskUs.
Search Premier (via EBSCOhost) 1975+.
Education Research Complete. 1990+. (some 1930+). Full text of 1300+ education journals covering early childhood to higher ed, and all educational specialties, such as special ed, counseling, curriculum instruction, and related social issues.
ERIC (via EBSCOhost)
Other databases may be useful to you, depending on your specific topic and approach. The American Psychological Association (APA) indexes and summarizes peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations.AskUs for some customized suggestions.
• It's not always easy to distinguish between scholarly, popular and trade sources. See this handy chart for tips.Find journals
E-Town Journals to see which journals you can get. Some titles are
within the High Library itself (in print, microfiche, or microfilm), others
are available electronically in various databases. If the journal is held,
check to see if the dates you need are available. This is a powerful gateway
to about 33,000 titles!
How People Learn Free online version of the National Academies Press book, How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School.
Learning-theories.com This knowledge base and webliography covers the basics of behavioral, cognitive and constructivist learning theories.
You can find more than books in the catalogs below. You can also find out which journals a library subscribes to, and lists of videos, music, etc
For books, DVD's, etc. not available at E-town, use WorldCat (via FirstSearch), and click on the "Request on Interlibrary Loan" link once you find the item you want.
MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive Sciences Ref 153.03 M679
Evaluating resources, on the Web and off
Evaluating Information Found on the Internet This guide can be applied equally to Internet and non-Internet resources, from Johns Hopkins.
Evaluate Internet Resources UMUC provides a checklist of questions to ask about an Internet resource or any information resource.
Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask UC Berkeley provides a great evaluative framework in a graphically-pleasing chart.
Five Criteria for Evaluating Web Pages A chart from Cornell's Web site.
What's in a URL? IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority) list of generic top-level domain name endings (like .com, .gov).
Writing your Paper
You can get help from a writing tutor at the Center for Student Success/Learning Services at E-town.
Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University can help with any aspect of writing and organizing your thoughts.
University of North Carolina Writing Center offers a great number of handouts to help you begin and finish your paper.
APA Style.org Directly from the American Psychological Association.
Citing Electronic Sources--APA Style From the librarians at Etown.