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Article Databases and Indexes

ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) Restricted Resource openURL
The ERIC database is the premier resource for educational-related literature. It provides access to some 14,000 documents from Resources in Education and over 20,000 journal articles from Current Index to Journals in Education per year. 
Academic Search Premier Restricted Resource Some full text availableopenURL Resource contains images
Academic Search Premier provides full text for nearly 4,600 scholarly publications, including full text for more than 3,500 peer-reviewed journals. Coverage spans virtually every area of academic study and offers information dating as far back as 1975.
GaleGroup Professional Collection Restricted Resource Some full text availableopenURL Resource contains audio
This resource provides access to a collection of more than 300 full-text journals for educators. Search it to find information on arts, psychology, fitness, literature, science, social sciences and more. 
note: Now part of Educator's Reference Center
Educator's Reference Center Restricted Resource Some full text availableopenURL
Contains more than 1,100 periodicals and 200 reports from the U.S. Department of Education. A resource for any educator - from school teachers and administrators to those studying in the field at the collegiate and graduate level. Provides full-text results for nearly half of the journal titles found in ERIC.

Journals and Magazines

SAGE eJournal Premier Collection Restricted Resource Some full text available
A multi-disciplinary collection of scholarly, peer-reviewed full-text journals. Special collection searches are available for Communication, Criminology, Education, Health Science, Management & Organizations, Materials Science, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and Urban Studies. 
WorldandI Journal Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images
WorldandI Journal has global and cultural images and articles.

Newspapers

Chronicle of Higher Education Restricted Resource Some full text available
The Chronicle of Higher Education online includes includes every issue published since September 1989.
Education Week Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images Resource contains video Resource contains audio
News for educators. 

eBooks

TeachingBooks.net Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images Resource contains video Resource contains audio
K-12 resource materials and programs (short movies, audio book readings, book discussion guides, and more) that add a multimedia dimension to reading in the classroom, library, and home.  

Statistics and Data

Data-Planet Restricted Resource Some full text available
Data-Planet Statistical Datasets provides access to an extensive repository of standardized and structured statistical data. Users can chart and map data, compare and contrast time period data, export data, tables, charts, or maps into work product, or use the content to provide context to related content. Statistical Datasets include the following 16 major subject categories:
 
Agriculture and Food; Banking, Finance, and Insurance; Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement; Education; Energy Resources and Industries; Government and Politics; Health and Vital Statistics; Housing and Construction; Industry, Business, and Commerce; International Relations and Trade; Labor and Employment; Military and Defense; Natural Resources and Environment; Population and Income; Prices, Consumption, and Cost of Living; Transportation and Traffic.
 
Data-Planet Ready Reference Restricted Resource Some full text available
Look for statistical national and international overviews
National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES)
NCES collects, collates, analyzes, and reports complete statistics on the condition of American education; conducts and publishes reports; and reviews and reports on education activities internationally. 
UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) Some full text available
Search cross-nationally comparable statistics on education, science and technology, culture, and communication for more than 200 countries and territories

Other Reference Sources

CQ Researcher Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images
CQ Researcher is a weekly publication containing in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Full-text articles are available from 1923.
Learning Express Library Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains video
LearningExpress Library is an educational and career-focused resource. This resource includes LearningExpress Computer Skills Center and LearningExpress Job & Career Accelerator. It contains tutorials, practice tests, and ebooks to help learners in a number of areas.
Gale Student Resources in Context Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images Resource contains video Resource contains audio
Contains reference works, biographies, essays, overviews, primary works, images, and periodical articles. Includes National and State Educational Standards. 
Points of View Reference Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images
Full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of over 250 current issues.  
SAGE eReference Collection Restricted Resource Some full text available
Collection of full-text scholarly reference works covering society, social issues, business and more. 

Government

Minnesota Compass Some full text available
This social indicators project, managed by Wilder Research, provides data and demographic data about Minnesota populations. View reports and manipulate graphs to view information about education, health, income, and much more. Information is drawn from data compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Minnesota Department of Education. 

Images

Britannica Image Quest Restricted Resource Resource contains images
Britannica Image Quest contains approximately three million images from over 50 of the best collections in the world. All images are rights-cleared for non-commercial, educational use—ideal for use in lessons plans, student projects, school Web sites, and beyond.

Print Indexes

Children's Book Review Index
Print Location: Curr Prof 028.52 C387
Dates indexed: 1969 to present. 

K-12 Resources

Britannica Learning Zone Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images Resource contains video Resource contains audio
The Britannica Learning Zone offers an engaging online tool for early-childhood learning. The activity-centered learning environment has been designed for Pre-K to 2nd grade students. This resources supports classroom curricula and helps students build technology skills.
Britannica School: Elementary Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images Resource contains video Resource contains audio
Britannica School: Elementary offers age appropriate resources for elementary students. New and revised articles are added every day providing up-to-date information that is carefully crafted to meet students' needs at various reading levels and correlated to Lexile reading scores. Britannica School also supports Common Core State Standards for English and Language Arts, helping students develop the skills of reading and evaluating diverse texts and multimedia resources.
Britannica School: High School Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images Resource contains video
Britannica School: High School offers age appropriate resources for high school students. New and revised articles are added every day providing up-to-date information that is carefully crafted to meet students' needs at various reading levels and correlated to Lexile reading scores. Britannica School also supports Common Core State Standards for English and Language Arts, helping students develop the skills of reading and evaluating diverse texts and multimedia resources.
Explora Kids Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images Resource contains video Resource contains audio
Contains elementary school-appropriate magazines, encyclopedias, dictionaries, and images. Includes Primary Search and Middle Search Plus databases.
Explora Teens Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images
Contains middle and high school-appropriate magazine, journal, and encyclopedia articles and also includes primary source documents, reference books, and multimedia. Includes Middle Search Plus, MAS Ultra - School Edition, Consumer Health Complete, Health Source - Consumer Edition, and Science Reference Center databases.
MAS Ultra School Edition Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images
Popular high school magazines as well as encyclopedias, newspapers, primary source documents, and an image collection. Included in Student Research Center.
Middle Search Plus Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images
Popular magazines, biographies and historical essays, primary source documents, and reference books for middle school students. Included in Explora Kids and Explora Teens databases.
OER Commons Open Educational Resources Some full text available
Open textbooks: There are tens of thousands of freely available open education resources (OER) and open textbooks, and a wide variety of tools to help you discover them. 
OpenTextBooks University of Minnesota Some full text available Resource contains images
Open source textbooks from the University of Minnesota.
Primary Search Restricted Resource Some full text available
Popular elementary school magazines as well as encyclopedias and dictionaries written for kids, plus an image collection of photos, maps, and flags. Included in Explora Kids database.
Research in Context Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images Resource contains video Resource contains audio
For middle school researchers, contains authoritative content from books, images, biographies, audio, video, magazines, newspapers, creative works, primary sources, and more. Topics include cultures, government, people, U.S. history, sports, world history, geography, literature, science, and social issues. Alignment to standards—Contains national and state curriculum standards for grades 6 to 12 in language arts, social studies, and science.
Student Edition Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images Resource contains audio
High school students, full-text articles magazines, newspapers, reference books, historical images and maps
Britannica School: Middle School Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images Resource contains video Resource contains audio
Britannica School: Middle School offers age appropriate resources for middle school students. New and revised articles are added every day providing up-to-date information that is carefully crafted to meet students' needs at various reading levels and correlated to Lexile reading scores. Britannica School also supports Common Core State Standards for English and Language Arts, helping students develop the skills of reading and evaluating diverse texts and multimedia resources.
GaleGroup Discovering Collection Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images Resource contains video
This resource for high school students covers reference sources in the core curriculum areas of Literature, History, Biographies, Science, and Social Studies 
note: Now part of Research in Context
GaleGroup Junior Reference Collection Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images Resource contains audio
A comprehensive, cross-curricular database for schools and libraries featuring current, relevant, organized, and easy-to-read information covering science, biographies, authors, multicultural topics, and people and places. 
note: Now part of Research in Context
GaleGroup Kid's Edition Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images
This periodical database is designed for elementary school students, with easy access to full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, and more. 
GaleGroup Kid's InfoBits Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images
Kids InfoBits meets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It features a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface to magazine, newspaper and reference content for information on current events, the arts, and more.
InfoTrac Junior Edition Restricted Resource Some full text availableopenURL Resource contains images Resource contains video Resource contains audio
Designed for junior high and middle schools. Includes age-appropriate content from magazines, newspapers, and reference books. It contains over 300 full-text general interest and curriculum-related magazines, thousands of full-text newspaper articles from USA Today, KnightRidder/Tribune News Service, and United Press International; reference books; and broadcast transcripts. 
note: Now part of Research in Context
InfoTrac Student Edition Restricted Resource Some full text availableopenURL Resource contains images Resource contains video Resource contains audio
Designed for secondary school students, providing instant access to screened, age-appropriate content from magazines, newspapers, and reference books. It includes over 1,000 full-text curriculum related and general interest magazines, 17 full-text ready reference books, historical images and 300+ full-color Rand McNally maps, and broadcast transcripts.  
Science Reference Center Restricted Resource Some full text availableopenURL
This resource provides full text access to hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources covering the areas of biology, chemistry, environmental and life sciences, and more. Each article is correlated to state and national curriculum standards.  
Science Reference Center - Graphical Interface Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images
(Alternative interface for Science Reference Center) Science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources covering numerous science topics for middle and high school students. Included in Student Research Center and Kids Search databases 
Teacher Reference Center Restricted Resource Some full text availableopenURL
Provides indexing and abstracts for over 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals to assist professional educators. 
WorldandI Kids Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images Resource contains video
WorldandI Kids includes a broad range of thought-provoking reading in the areas of current affairs, the arts, science, literature, global culture studies, philosophy, religion, economics, social commentary, and more. Schooling at Home page features 2,000 columns discussing practical issues and teaching methods for home schooling families. Topics range from hands-on activities to current news to the social aspects of homeschooling.  
WorldandI School Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images Resource contains video
WorldandI School has global and cultural images and articles.
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