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Guide to Education Resources --- Salem's own guide to education resources General EducationJournal Articles Lesson Plans and Class Preparation Resources Tests/Test Prep North Carolina Education Additional Web Resources General EducationJournal Articles *= Highly recommended Academic Search Premier Magazines and journals on many subjects, includes peer-reviewed and scholarly works. Directory of...


  Guide to Education Resources     ---     Salem's own guide to education resources

General Education Journal Articles
Lesson Plans and Class Preparation Resources ♦ Tests/Test Prep
North Carolina EducationAdditional Web Resources

General Education Journal Articles

*= Highly recommended

Academic Search Complete

Magazines and journals on many subjects, includes peer-reviewed and scholarly works.  

Directory of Open Access Journals
"Free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals" - see: EDUCATION

* ERIC (via NC LIVE)

Indexes over 750 journals in the field of education from 1966 to present 


Full-text articles in over 375 core academic journals with backfiles lacking only the most recent 3 -5 years. 

Literary Reference Center Plus
Detailed information on the most studied authors and their works - from antiquity to present day.
Project Muse

Full-text scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences 

* ProQuest Education

Contains more than 550 titles on education--including primary, secondary, and university-level topics--with nearly 300 in full text. 

ProQuest Research Library

Information from newspapers and periodicals on topics including the arts, business, humanities, health, social sciences, and sciences. 


Index to full-text articles from 38 journals published by the APA and 4 other organizations. 1988 to the present.

Teacher Reference Center An index to popular education resources from periodicals - no full text.
FirstSearch databases include:
Dissertation Abstracts    International  Dissertations and theses from institutions in North America and Europe. Select  "Dissertations" database to search it
Index of leading publications in the field of education
Materials on libraries and information science
Index of articles on the social sciences
Lesson Plans and Class Preparation Resources

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"Daily Life Through History" from the ABC-CLIO eBook Collection

Offers a detailed portrayal of what life was like for ordinary people in different cultures throughout history. Includes lesson plans. 

"Historic Events of the 20th Century" from the ABC-CLIO eBook Collection

This resource invites the reader to discover how events of the last century have shaped today's events. Teacher lesson plans are included. 

Literature in Context

A rich collection of source material that helps students understand the historical dynamics associated with major literary works. 

MAS Complete

A general reference database designed for high school/ junior college. Includes over 460 of the most wanted K-12 magazines, Essential Documents in American History (over 1,000 original historical documents), and 3,000+ charts, tables, graphs.

Middle Search Plus

Designed to assist middle and junior high school students in learning how to research current events and information


A readers' advisory service. Helps readers find new books based on books they've read or topics in which they are interested.

Primary Search

Indexing and abstracting of children's magazines from 1984 to present.  Also includes Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, and more 


Colorful and fun graphical search interface intended for elementary and middle school students.

  Tests/Test Prep

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ETS Test Collection

The ETS Test Collection, the largest in the world, includes an extensive library of 20,000 tests and other measurement devices

LearningExpress Library

Practice tests and tutorials, including the GRE, and Praxis I.  

 North Carolina Education

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North Carolina Curriculum Included are specific Department of Public Instruction goals and objectives for classroom subjects and grade levels for NC.
North Carolina Education Directory Contains contact info for every NC school and school system, employees of the SDPI, organizations and material suppliers. 
North Carolina Public Schools Statistical Profile  Statistical data from NCDPI on students, personnel, and finances. Provides breakdowns by school system
North Carolina Teacher Academy  Links to Internet-based resources for K-12 classroom teachers and educational sites recommended for students and parents. 
NC Dept of Agriculture Kids' Page  Links about NC agriculture for kids 
NC Encyclopedia  Includes links to information that students of all ages request about the state, its history, people, government, and institutions.
Public Schools of North Carolina
Home page for Public Schools of N.C., including the State Dept. of Public Instruction  
--Standard Course of Study K-12 competencies
Teaching Positions in North Carolina  Links to information needed to apply for a job in NC's public schools
 Additional Web Resources

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ALA Great Web Sites for Kids

From the Association for Library Service to Children of the ALA, this site provides links to numerous educational web sites for children.  

APA Documentation

A guide to the APA Publication Manual, 6th ed.  

Best of History Web Sites

Gateway to US history web sites; includes a section on the effective use of primary sources  

Blue Web'n

Links to sites containing lessons, activities, projects, resources, references, and tools in 12 curriculum areas.  

Children's Literature Web Guide

Lists of children's book awards, recommended books, and links for authors and other kid lit websites  

Educator's Reference Desk

Access to the Eric database plus 2,000+ lesson plans, 3,000+ links to online education information and more

ERIC (direct) Citations and abstracts for articles and documents on education research and practice. 

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Database of eBook reference titles

Gateway to Educational Materials

Links to high quality materials including lesson plans, activities, and projects; searchable by subject, keyword, title, or grade level.  

International Children's Digital Library
Online collection of children's books in many languages.
Internet Projects Registry

Clearinghouse for more than 1,000 online collaborative projects, organized by topic and grade  

LD Online

A major source for information, research, news, and informative articles on learning disabilities  

National Center for Education Statistics

Comprehensive and well-organized site for current national and international statistics.  

EBSCO eBookCollection

Search and browse reference resources including encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories, handbooks, thesauri and more.

Practical Assessment Research and Evaluation (PARE)

A U. of Maryland free on-line journal with articles related to assessment, research, evaluation, and teaching practice. Also try: Directory of Open Access Journals - esp. EDUCATION

Start Squad 

An excellent resource for anyone seeking quality web sites for kids.


A free information literacy assessment tool "based on 6th and 9th grade standards."