Skip to content

James Madison University
Libraries

Hours, Contacts & Maps

Subject Guides

Education Guide

Education Databases

____________________

Praxis Study Guides

____________________

Education Guide

Education Guide Home Page

STEP 1-Background Info | Step 2-Start with a few sources | Step 3-Find more sources |

 


Use your new knowledge from Step 1 to search for more info.  Most likely you will have to try multiple searches to find what you really need.  (Without struggle there is no progress, right?)


 

STEP 2 - Start with a few sources

------------Research Databases------------

Tip #1 - The keywords you search with should be the major concepts of your topic.  Be more specific if you are finding too much, pull back to the bigger concept if you aren't finding enough.  Try narrowing your search using Subject Headings.

Articles (Most Popular)


Offers more advanced search features than the free version. Includes links to selected full text articles. Uses the same underlying thesaurus as the free ERIC site. [more info]
Search through more than 1,300 full text journals on educational research...
[more info]
Covers multiple subjects in addition to Education, including Humanities and Social Sciences, with indexing, abstracting, and full text. [more info]
Index and full-text source for scholarly journals and magazines. [more info]
Combined search includes ERIC, Education Research Complete, OmniFile Full Text Mega, Academic Search Complete, and Teacher Reference Center.  Click on the [more info] link for search and browse tips. [more info]

Teaching Resources (Most Popular)


Over 50,000 K-12 web-based digital videos from Discovery Education. [more info]
STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) Connect is the Captivating Real-World STEM Curriculum and Career Development Resource from Discovery Education. Click on JMU student or staff links to set up user account. [more info]
Log in with your JMU eid/password to be taken to access information. BrainPOP features animated videos, interactive worksheets, experiments, and quizzes that can be used in the classroom.  All content aligns with state learning standards. [more info]
Thinkfinity.org is a free website containing grade-specific, standards aligned teaching and learning resources for K-12 classrooms.  Includes lesson plans, games, videos, worksheets, primary sources, and interactives.  Produced by the Verizon Foundation and its content partners. [more info]
Educational, online videos in many subjects. Select from the list and then look for the VoD (Video On Demand) icon for the free content. Free registration required. [more info]
Multimedia resources that provide supporting information on children''s and young adult books, such as interactive book activities, author interviews, themed bibliographies, book readings, and more. [more info]
Contains the complete Encyclopaedia Britannica, Britannica Student Encyclopedia, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, as well as videos, blogs, news, research tools, and links to editor-selected websites. [more info]
Facts and overviews of historic events and issues since 1940. Content includes full text articles, essays, maps, photographs, and historic documents. [more info]
Full text summaries describe the latest scientific discoveries and the fundamental... [more info]
Streaming video collection of teaching demonstrations, lectures, documentaries, and primary-source footage of students and teachers in actual classrooms. It will give education faculty, students, and in-service teachers a single source for research-based videos. [more info]

Statistics and Datasets

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences, is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education. [more info]
The Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. This current edition is published by ProQuest and contains information from 2013 onward. [more info]
Access social, political, economic, and health data compiled by the US Census Bureau from 1878-2012.  Data sources include government agencies, private organizations, and professional associations. [more info]
Passport GMID is an online market research tool containing global information on consumer spending, industry information, country profiles, and much more.
Users will be asked to login with their JMU eid and password.
[more info]

PreK-12 Literature & Media Resources


CLCD provides a single source for information about PreK-12 books and media. Extensive search options, including genre, age, grade level, series, and awards. [more info]
Multimedia resources that provide supporting information on children''s and young adult books, such as interactive book activities, author interviews, themed bibliographies, book readings, and more. [more info]
JMU Library Catalog (LEO) is the online catalog of materials in James Madison University Libraries. [more info]

------------Books------------

Tip #2 - Use the major concepts of your topic as your search words.  If you find one great book, you are in luck, because books with a similar call number, shelved near that book, will be on the same topic.

Tip #3 - Every book is assigned Subject Headings.  Use the Subject Headings to find similar books.  Click on the Subject tab to search the Subject Headings, or click on a relevant Subject Heading attached to the best books that you find. 

Books


JMU Library Catalog (LEO) is the online catalog of materials in James Madison University Libraries. [more info]
Catalog of over 62 million titles cataloged by libraries worldwide ... [more info]

------------Videos------------

Tip #4 - When searching in the JMU Library Catalog, underneath the search boxes, change the Material Type to "Video/Film" to only search for videos. 

Videos


JMU Library Catalog (LEO) is the online catalog of materials in James Madison University Libraries. [more info]
A growing collection of educational video programs in all subject areas, licensed by Media Resources and included in the Madison Digital Image Database (MDID). [more info]
Streaming video collection of teaching demonstrations, lectures, documentaries, and primary-source footage of students and teachers in actual classrooms. It will give education faculty, students, and in-service teachers a single source for research-based videos. [more info]
A streaming video resource containing thousands of educational videos in 8 subject areas.  Includes access to archival films and newsreels. [more info]
Over 50,000 K-12 web-based digital videos from Discovery Education. [more info]
STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) Connect is the Captivating Real-World STEM Curriculum and Career Development Resource from Discovery Education. Click on JMU student or staff links to set up user account. [more info]
Educational, online videos in many subjects. Select from the list and then look for the VoD (Video On Demand) icon for the free content. Free registration required. [more info]
Web-based software training for more than 110 applications students and educators use every day. [more info]
You will be asked to log in with your eid and password. Find streaming video tutorials on over 2,000 courses in 3D animation, audio, business, CAD, design, development, photography, video creation, web design, and more. [more info]

 

Printer icon Printer Friendly Version
Off Campus Access

Education Librarian
Jonathan Paulo

Jonathan Paulo
paulojr@jmu.edu
(540) 568-6899
Carrier 128

I am happy to help you! 

Please contact me!

 

Chat requires JavaScript.

 

Cite Sources
Academic Department

 

Have a suggestion? Need Help? Ask Jonathan Paulo.
This page last reviewed by Jonathan Paulo on 09/12/11.
  
Contact Us | Contact Webmaster | Giving to JMU Libraries | Staff Directory | Working at JMU Libraries


©2014 | Electronic Resources Terms & Conditions | JMU Privacy Statement
This page may be monitored with Google Analytics.
Last updated: Wednesday, August 29, 2012

James Madison University logo
Libraries and Educational Technologies logo