[University of South Alabama]


Selected Resources


August 2008
(251) 460-7025

 The following is a guide to library resources that may prove useful. It is not an exhaustive list; please consult a reference librarian for help in locating additional materials.  Call or email to


ERIC.  On SOUTHcat Plus, the University Library home page, select Articles, Indexes & Databases.
There are links to full text of articles.  Searching ERIC alone,  you have some useful limiters,
You can limit to empirical research articles by designating reports research.  There is an
online thesaurus for use in ERIC searches.
Professional Development Collection. EBSCO.
Education Research Complete.  EBSCO.
These  three databases, and other relevant EBSCO files may be searched at the same time.
Professional Collection.  Link thorugh Gale/InfoTrac.
Dissertation Abstracts International .  Link through “Articles, Indexes & Databases.” 
Choose D in the alphabetical  list of databases.  No full text (complete dissertations) but you  will
find citations to dissertations and abstracts. Dissertations may be ordered through ILL (Interlibrary
GPO Access.  Indexes selected government documents, including the U.S. Department of Education.
Approach through Government Documents  link
The Library will have many of the titles in its Government Documents depository collection.


Alabama Course of Study.  Alabama education department approved curricula can be
found at this website:  http://www.alsde.edu/html/CoursesOfStudy.asp
Kraus Curriculum.  KCDL Online. http://www.kcdonline.com
This is a commercial site.


Essential Guide to Childrens Books and Their Creators.  Bookstacks PS 490 .E85 2002
Also in Electronic Books.
How's It Going?  A Practical Guide to Conferring with Student Writers
Bookstacks LB 1576 .A6159 2000
Educational and Psychological Perspectives on Stress in  Student, Teachers, and Parents.
Bookstacks LB 1027.5 .P5223 1993
SB & F Best Lists.  Best Books for Children. http://www.sbfonline.com
aka Science Books and Films
Science in Elementary Education. 9th ed.  Bookstacks LB 1585 .G4 2002
Accompanying CD ROM is in Instructional Media Center (same call no.)


ArtEdNet.  Getty Educational Institute. http://www.getty.edu/artsednet
Teaching Writing: Teachers of High School English and First Year Composition.
Bookstacks PE 1404 .T42 2002
Beyond Formulas in Mathematics and Teaching. Bookstacks QA 159 .C48 2000
Information Literacy Standards for Student Learning.  AASL. Bookstacks Z 711.2 I49 1998
Peacebuilding for Adolescents: Strategies for Educators and Community Leaders.
Bookstacks  JZ 5534 .P43 1999
Whose History?  The Struggle for National Standards in American Classrooms.Bookstacks D 16.3 .S96 2002
Southern Poverty Law Centerhttp://www.splcenter.org
Holocaust curriculum and other materials.


Assessing Student Understanding in Science: A Standards-Based K-12 Handbook.
Bookstacks LB 1585.3 .E53 2001
Concise Encyclopedia of Special Education.  Ref. LC 4007 .E53 2002
Dictionary of Multicultural Education.  Ref. LC 1099 .D53 1997
Standards and Schooling in the United States:  An Encyclopedia.
Bookstacks LB 2822.82 .S82 2001
World Education Encyclopedia.  2nd edition.  Ref. LB 15 .W84 2002


Children’s Reading and Mathematics Achievement in Kindergarten and First Grade. 2002
Docs ED 1.102:AC4x
Essential Reading Skills.  Bookstacks LB 2395.3 .M437 2002
Multiple Paths to Literacy: Classroom Techniques for Struggling Readers.Bookstacks LB 1050.5 .G545 2002
Reading Instruction That Works.  Bookstacks LB 1573 .P72 2002


Examining Pedagogical Content Knowledge.  Bookstacks Q 181 .E93 1999
Concerns science education.
Science Framework for the 1996 and 2000 National Assessment of Educational Programs.
NAEP.  Docs ED 1.2:SCI 2/3/1996-2000
Emerging Roles of Evaluation in Science Education Reform.  Bookstacks H 61 .A1 N4 no. 65
National Art Education Association:  Our History.  Bookstacks N 81 .N285 1997
Aiming for Excellence:  the Impact of  the Standards Movement on Music Education.
Bookstacks MT 2 .A36 1996
Incorporating Assessment and  the National Standards for Music Education. Bookstacks MT 3 .U5 N48 2001


USA Catalog Search Examples

Subject searching (browse):


Education curricula                             Education united state curricula
Curriculum planning                           Art study and  teaching
Reading elementary

Keyword searching, with or without boolean operator.  The default search assumes boolean.
For keyword searching with boolean, use quotation marks around phrases: art and “high school”

Curricul? and biology
curricul? and design
Reading and teaching

Reading and  (study or teaching)                     Science secondary               Reading elementary

From the Library home page, select “topic guides,” then “education” for  useful  web  pages.


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