Guide to Professional Research Tools for Teacher-Librarianship

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Key Article Indexes and Databases

Academic Search Complete Multi-disciplinary; good starting point; some full text.

CBCA Complete Canadian content not available elsewhere
---> Our findings:CBCA

Communications and Mass Media Complete Access to articles on topics such as advertising, media literacy, language learning, and popular culture.

Education Index Full Text Articles in journals and yearbooks, mostly U.S. Some full text.

Education Research Complete 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) Biggest education index, many links to full text.

Library Literature and Information Science

---> 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

Professional Development Collection Covers nearly 520 high quality education journals.

PsycINFO Major index for psychology, including educational topics. Some full text.

Teacher Research Centre Covers some popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines Familiar Ebsco format, user-friendly, focused search, practical articles

Web of Science A citation index covering social sciences

Repere Comprehensive source for journal articles in French.

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

BC Books Online BC Books Online

Dual Language Books Database

International Children’s Digital Library

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

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. and Aboriginal Stories

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