Guide to Professional Research Tools for Teacher-Librarianship

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Key Article Indexes and Databases

Academic Search Complete http://resources.library.ubc.ca/196 Multi-disciplinary; good starting point; some full text.

CBCA Complete http://resources.library.ubc.ca/900 Canadian content not available elsewhere
---> Our findings:CBCA

Communications and Mass Media Complete http://resources.library.ubc.ca/1042 Access to articles on topics such as advertising, media literacy, language learning, and popular culture.

Education Index Full Text http://resources.library.ubc.ca/91 Articles in journals and yearbooks, mostly U.S. Some full text.

Education Research Complete http://resources.library.ubc.ca/1550 Large collection of full text education journals and includes some books.

---> a great resource which makes use of the user-friendly EBSCO interface for searching; it's easy to limit searches, generate citations, and bookmark resources.

ERIC (Ebsco) http://resources.library.ubc.ca/572 Biggest education index, many links to full text.

Library Literature and Information Sciencehttp://resources.library.ubc.ca/659

---> combination of full-text and abstract ---> liked the new search by subject (sidebar), allowed us to re-frame our search, if needed

Library Information Science Abstracts http://resources.library.ubc.ca/800

Professional Development Collection http://resources.library.ubc.ca/1451 Covers nearly 520 high quality education journals.

PsycINFO http://resources.library.ubc.ca/alphalist/P Major index for psychology, including educational topics. Some full text.

Teacher Research Centre http://resources.library.ubc.ca/1400 Covers some popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines
http://wiki.ubc.ca/TRC_Database Familiar Ebsco format, user-friendly, focused search, practical articles

Web of Sciencehttp://resources.library.ubc.ca/277 A citation index covering social sciences

Repere http://resources.library.ubc.ca/144 Comprehensive source for journal articles in French.

Helpful Online Databases of Books and Children's and Young Adult Materials

BC Books Online http://resources.library.ubc.ca/1590 BC Books Online http://resources.library.ubc.ca/1590

Dual Language Books Database http://www.rahatnaqvi.ca/dldb/database.php

International Children’s Digital Library http://en.childrenslibrary.org/

This free online library is maintained as part of an extensive research project at the University of Maryland. The library has over 4,000 books in 54 different languages from 228 countries.

Library and Archives Canada: All the World’s Children http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/read-up-on-it/015020-033000-e.html

Library and Archives Canada offers a program called “Read Up On It,” wherein librarians and children’s literature specialists select books and resources on a particular theme. In 2003, the theme was “All The World’s Children,” and recommended titles are organized by age and language – a stellar Canadian resource. http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/read-up-on-it/015020-031000-e.html and Aboriginal Stories http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/read-up-on-it/015020-060000-e.html

Worldcat http://resources.library.ubc.ca/84 Link title