Educational Leadership Resources Guide
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Academic Complete Ebrary| Usage Help
A growing collection of more than 52,000 titles in all academic subject areas, most published since 2004. NOTE: THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS ARE REQUIRED TO USE THE ADDED FUNCTIONALITY OF THIS DATABASE: Once on the Ebrary website click Sign In link (upper right corner) to utilize the Bookshelf functionality. Also, Ebrary’s Plug-in has to be downloaded by clicking on Ebrary Reader button located by the title.
Academic OneFile (GALE)| Usage Help | Tutorial
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Premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995.
Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)| Usage Help
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Academic Search Premier is the world’s largest scholarly, multi-disciplinary full text database containing full text for nearly 4,500 journals, including more than 3,600 peer-reviewed titles. In addition, this database offers indexing and abstracts for all 8,144 journals in the collection, some dating back to 1965. This scholarly collection offers information in nearly every area of academic study.
Alexander Street Counseling| Usage Help - NEW
Alexander Street Counseling provides the largest and richest online collection of video available for the study of counseling, social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling. The wealth of video and multiplicity of perspectives in these collections allow students and scholars to see, experience, and study counseling in ways never before possible. Collection includes: Counseling and Therapy in Video, Volumes 1-3 and The Video Journal of Counseling and Therapy.
BrowZine| Usage Help - NEW
BrowZine is a tablet application that allows you to browse, read and monitor majority of the Pearson Library's scholarly journals, all from your iPad. Built to accompany your searching needs, items found in BrowZine can easily be synced up with Zotero, Dropbox or several other services to help keep all of your information together in one place. Please note that journals available through BrowZine have a “soft” backfile limit of 2005-Present. If you require older materials, please visit the library website. To learn more, please take a look at this short two minute video: http://thirdiron.com/browzine-ipad-app/video/
Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Education| Usage Help - NEW
Cabell's goal is to help professors, graduate students and researchers to publish their manuscripts in academic journals. This source include: The Directory of Educational Curriculum & Methods (indexes over 790 journals on subjects of Art/Music, Curriculum Studies, Rural Education & Small Schools, and Test, Measurement & Evaluation); The Directory of Educational Psychology & Administration (indexes over 650 journals across various topics: Educational Psychology, Gifted Children, Languages & Linguistics, and Test, Measurement & Evaluation); The Directory of Educational Technology and Library Science (indexes over 420 journals in subjects of: Computer Aided Assessment, Managing Multimedia Production, Library Science Information Resource, and Virtual Learning Environments). These directories provide valuable contact information, review process data, manuscript specifications and guidelines, and publication information for each journal, and more.
Cambridge Journals Online| Usage Help
Cambridge Journals Online is a full text collection of over 250 titles published by Cambridge University Press, covering over 32 subject areas, ranging from Agriculture, Archaeology and Anthropology, Nutrition, to Psychology and Cognitive Science, Religion and Social Studies.
Cambridge Journals Online Mobile| Usage Help
CJO Mobile (CJOm) is an alternative version of Cambridge Journals Online (CJO) that has been optimised for smartphones and other small mobile devices. The design has been streamlined to speed up access and make navigation easier on a small screen. CJOm was developed for the increasing number of the readers accessing from handheld mobile devices with small displays. Users of larger devices, such as netbooks or iPad™, will find they can take advantage of the rich user experience offered by CJO.
Directory of Open Access Journals| Usage Help
Collection of free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals covering all subjects and languages. There are nearly 7,000 journals in the directory, more than 3,100 of which are full-text and searchable at article level.
Dissertations & Theses: Full Text (ProQuest)| Usage Help
With millions of searchable citations spanning 1861 to the present, the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) database is the most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses in the world. Over 2.1 million titles are available for purchase as printed copies. Over 1 million are available in PDF format for immediate free download, and more than 70,000 new PDFs are added to the database each year from 700 academic institutions worldwide.
ebrary Academic Complete| Usage Help
A growing collection of more than 52,000 titles in all academic subject areas, most published since 2004. NOTE: THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS ARE REQUIRED TO USE THE ADDED FUNCTIONALITY OF THIS DATABASE: Once on the Ebrary website click Sign In link (upper right corner) to utilize the Bookshelf functionality. Also, Ebrary’s Plug-in has to be dowloaded by clicking on Ebrary Reader button located by the title.
EBSCOhost Mobile| Usage Help | Tutorial
EBSCOhost's application is tailor-made for the smaller screens of mobile devices, and offers the most important EBSCOhost features and functionality, right in the palm of your hand!
Education Full Text - Wilson| Usage Help | Tutorial
NOTE: All Wilson databases moved to the EBSCOhost platform! Education Full Text™ provides full text of articles from over 350 journals as far back as 1996, in addition to indexing of more than 770 periodicals dating back to 1983. Content includes in-depth coverage of special education and more than 100,000 controlled and cross-referenced names of educational tests. Subject coverage includes adult education, multicultural/ethnic education, teaching methods and much more.
Education Source| Usage Help | Tutorial - NEW
Education Source is designed to meet the needs of education students, professionals and policy makers. 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/Ethic Education, Social Issues, Student Counseling, Vocational Education as well as many others.
Education Week| Usage Help - NEW
Education Week is the leading publication for coverage of K-12 education news for administrators and teachers. The Education Week portal features content from 37 print editions and special, in-depth reports on discipline, common core, assessment, and e-learning, standards. Includes the Research Center which conducts annual policy surveys, collects data, and performs annual analysis including state policy indicators.
ERIC - Education Research (EBSCOhost)| Usage Help
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This guide to published and unpublished sources on education includes over 1,000 sources, from journals, books, theses, curricula, conference papers, and standards and guidelines. (1966-present; updated monthly)
NOTE: If this is an ERIC Document - please check to see if it is available at www.eric.ed.gov before submitting an ILL request.
Films On Demand - Humanities & Social Sciences Video Collection| Usage Help | Tutorial - NEW
Films on Demand, is a resource produced by Films Media Group that streams educational content directly to the web for classroom instruction and research purposes. Pearson Library subscribes to the Humanities & Social Sciences Video Collection with 4,800 full-length videos. Videos from On Demand could be integrated directly into a course website or a course management system and they can be accessed anywhere within our institution's authentication range. If viewed from off-campus users will be prompted to enter a username and password in order to view the embedded video.
First Research| Usage Help
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Provides industry profiles on Construction and Real Estate; Public Services; Education; Recreation; Finance and Insurance; Retail; Food and Agriculture; Services; Healthcare; Manufacturing; Technology and Communications; Transportation; Energy; Storage; and Wholesale. Each topic features reports on specific industry sectors and occupational areas, reviewing the competitive landscape, products, operations & technology, sales & marketing approaches, employment projections and more. First Research State & Province Profiles deliver quarterly employment, real estate and business trends in each of the 50 U.S. States, Washington, D.C. and 10 Canadian Provinces. Reports are updated quarterly.
Google Scholar| Usage Help
Search for relevant scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations.
Journal Citation Reports: Social Sciences Edition - ISI Web of Knowledge| Usage Help | Tutorial
Journal performance metrics offer a systematic, objective means to critically evaluate the world's leading journals. Delivers quantifiable statistical information based on citation data. Helps determine a publication’s impact and influence in the global research community. Includes data about more than 8,000 journals in science and technology, and over 2,600 social science journals.
Literati by Credo| Usage Help - NEW
Provides full-text e-reference books available through the Literati collection as well as news, full-text articles, videos, and images available in Pearson Library’s other subscription resources. With Literati Topic Pages, students can find scholarly, authoritative reference information about all major subjects. Tools like the Literati Mind Map help students to navigate from research prompt to A+ research paper. The Literati collection is comprised of everything from subject encyclopedias to primary source materials, including the handbooks of research and dictionaries found in between. The dynamic tables and high quality multimedia found in this authoritative, citable content engages users while providing them with the context that they’ll need to continue their research in your library’s subject-specific resources.
Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print (EBSCO)| Usage Help
Mental Measurements Yearbook provides users with a comprehensive guide to over 2,700 contemporary testing instruments. MMY series contains information essential for a complete evaluation of test products within psychology, education, business, and leadership. MMY Archive includes all yearbooks with over 7,000 full text reviews. Tests in Print serves as a comprehensive bibliography to all known commercially available tests that are currently in print in the English language. TIP provides vital information including test purpose, test publisher, in-print status, price, test acronym, intended test population, administration times, publication date(s), and test author(s).
PsycARTICLES (EBSCO)| Usage Help
Includes more than 150,000 full-text articles from nearly 80 peer-reviewed journals published by APA and allied organizations, as well as errata and letters to the editor on general psychology and specialized basic, applied, clinical, and theoretical research in psychology, including topics such as: abnormal psychology, addictive behaviors, adult development and aging, comparative psychology , educational psychology, experimental psychology, family psychology, history of psychology, interpersonal relations and group processes, personality psychology, psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, rehabilitation psychology.
PsycBOOKS (EBSCO)| Usage Help
PsycBOOKS, contains of more than 32,000 chapters in PDF from almost 2,000 books published by APA and other distinguished publishers. Includes almost 1,500 classic books of landmark historical impact in psychology dating from the 1600s, and the exclusive electronic release of more than 1,500 authored entries from the APA/Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of Psychology. This database also contains digitized content of historical significance from the Archives of the History of American Psychology (AHAP) collection.
PsycINFO (EBSCO)| Usage Help
Includes journal articles, chapters, books, dissertations, and reports on psychology and related fields. PsycINFO offers more than 3 million citations and summaries dating back to the 1600s, 99% of which are peer-reviewed. Journal coverage from the 1800s to present comes from about 2,500 periodicals.
SAGE Knowledge & Corwin e-Book Collection| Usage Help | Tutorial
SAGE Knowledge is a customized collection of e-books covering the field of Education. CLU’s subscription features 85 full-text titles from the Corwin e-Book Collection and 63 titles from the E-Reference Collection. The Corwin e-books cover the fields of Teacher Education, Special Education, Counseling and Guidance, Educational Administration and Educational Leadership. Titles include works from best-selling Corwin authors such as Charlotte Danielson, Michael Fullan, Kaye Burke, Douglas Reeves, Randall Lindsey, Cara Shores, Carolyn Chapman, Michael Barber, David Sousa, and Jim Knight.
SAGE Premier| Usage Help
The SAGE Premier package includes leading international peer-reviewed titles, including high-impact research journals published on behalf of over 245 scholarly and professional societies. SAGE journals cover a wide range of subject areas, including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, and medicine. SAGE Premier includes access to 550+ SAGE journal titles, comprising over 264,000+ full-text articles.
SAGE Reference Online| Usage Help
Provides access to ten excellent reference titles. The selected subject encyclopedias are indexed and searchable and include all tables, charts and images from the print editions. Subjects include anthropology, children and the media, counseling, educational leadership, environment and society, geography, green energy, play in society, psychological assessment, and sports medicine.
Sage Research Methods Online| Usage Help | Tutorial
SAGE Research Methods Online (SRMO) is a research tool supported by a newly devised taxonomy that links content and methods terms. It is the place to go for independent research in social science methods, delivering material across the breadth of this area of: quantitative methods, qualitative methods, mixed methods and research design. SRMO contains 600 books and reference titles, 140+ journal articles and 15+ videos, and the entire "Little Green Book" and "Little Blue Book" series.
SCOPUS| Usage Help
SCOPUS is an abstract and indexing database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources which includes 45.5 million records, 70% with abstracts, from over 19,000 journals, many with full-text links. Perform literature searches and keep current with what is going on within your area of interest. This database includes the ability to search for authors and citations as well as patents and web resources.
Social Science - ProQuest Research Library| Usage Help | Tutorial
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Search periodicals on social science subjects such as anthropology, culture, criminology, political science, social welfare, urban development, and more in this ProQuest Research Library module. Expand your search by including other ProQuest social science databases.
SocINDEX™ with Full Text (EBSCO)| Usage Help
SocINDEX™ with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive database for research in sociology, encompassing all sub-disciplines and closely-related areas of study. The index features more than 2.1 million records with subject headings from a 20,000-term sociological thesaurus. In addition, the database provides abstracts for more than 1300 "core" journals, and data from over 450 "priority" coverage and 2900 "selective" coverage journals. This resource includes full text for more than 870 journals, dating back to 1908, and full-text for more than 830 books and monographs and 16,800 conference papers. Searchable cited references are also provided.
Web of Science: Arts & Humanities Citation Index| Usage Help - NEW
Arts & Humanities Citation Citation Index (through Web of Science) is a multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the arts and humanities. Deliveres essential information from more than 1.700 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals. Provides faculty and students with quick and powerful access to the bibliographic and citation information for journal articles in the arts & humanities they need to find research data, analyze trends, journals, and researchers, and share their findings. Coverage of current information and retrospective data from 1993 to the present.
WilsonWeb Mobile| Usage Help
WilsonWeb Mobile provides “anytime, anywhere” access to WilsonWeb databases, marrying the versatile searching, trusted information, and practical tools for which WilsonWeb is renowned with smart-phone convenience. WilsonWeb Mobile tools such as the ReadSpeaker text-to-speech converter, emailing of results, library co-branding and more multiply the benefits of having WilsonWeb as near as your cell phone.
From Electronic Journals
The ACSD is a community of educators, advocating sound policies and sharing best practices to achieve the success of each learner. Through their publication they share new methods and tactics to thrive as a leader in an educational environment.
Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice
Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice (EM:IP) publishes articles that illuminate issues in educational measurement and inform the practice of educational measurement. Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice is aimed at practitioners and users of tests and includes information about proven practices in testing, news of interest to the educational measurement community, and organizational news of the National Council on Measurement in Education. Not as technical as its companion, the Journal of Educational Measurement, EM:IP addresses a broad public that includes NCME members, school personnel, other professional educators, legislators, and interested citizens. Its primary purpose is to promote a better understanding of and reasoned debate on timely measurement issues of practical importance to educators and the public. Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice is a vehicle for improved communication among NCME members, and between NCME members and others concerned with educational measurement issues and practices.
International Journal of Leadership in Education
The International Journal of Leadership in Education is an international Journal for the publication of theoretical and practical discussions of educational leadership. It provides a forum for researchers and practitioner-researchers' to consider conceptual, methodological and practical issues in a range of professional and service settings and sectors. The journal publishes cutting-edge research on instructional supervision, curriculum and teaching development and educational administration. It offers a broad definition of leadership, including teachers as leaders, shared governance, site-based decision-making and community-school collaborations. Each edition of the journal features articles which fall within four broad categories (though others may be considered):
Journal of Educational Measurement
The Journal of Educational Measurement publishes original measurement research, provides reviews of measurement publications, and reports on innovative measurement applications. The topics addressed will interest those concerned with the practice of measurement in field settings, as well as be of interest to measurement theorists. In addition to presenting new contributions to measurement theory and practice, JEM also serves as a vehicle for improving educational measurement applications in a variety of settings.
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