2. Professional Development
Teacher Reference CenterThe Teacher Reference Center (TRC) provides indexing and abstracts for 280 (mostly peer-reviewed) periodicals. Topics include: Assessment, Best Practices, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, School Administration, Science & Mathematics, and Teacher Education.
Professional DevelopmentA comprehensive collection of full-text education journals, including: Booklist, Education Digest, High School Journal and School Library Journal. This database also contains over 200 educational reports.
ERICComplete database on educational materials from the Education Resources Information Center (ERIC). ERIC contains more than 1.4 million records and links to more than 337,000 full-text documents from ERIC back to 1966. ERIC indexes two different kinds of publications:
•Journal Articles (EJ accession numbers)
Use the Find it! button to locate possible full text or click one of these options at the bottom of the listing
•ERIC Documents (ED accession numbers)
These reports, government studies, and conference papers can often be found in full text online from 1993 - to the present.
If you want to see an advance search in the ERIC database along with a review of the EBSCO interface full text, citation and email features I recommend this watching this 3 minute video put together by Eastern University in St. Davids, PA.
1. Conduct an advanced search in the Teacher Reference Center to find articles about “Technology Education” and “Alaska”. How many results were returned? From the results limit your search to full text and published after 2008. Look the list (it should be less than 10 articles).Select and article from the results, using the EBSCO citation feature, copy and paste the APA citation from the article you chose into your blog post for this lesson. Need help with the advance search? Check out this 3 minute video from EBSCO.
2. Next search ERIC for “Technology Education” and “Alaska”, how many results were returned? Refine your results to full text and published after 2008. How many results are returned? Look for a title in the results list that does not have a PDF or HTML full text link.
Note that to view the full text you can click on the title to open the record details, in the availability selection there should be a link to the full text. There is also a link to the full text in the search results list under the title.
3. Now search Professional Development to find articles about “Technology Education” and “Alaska”. How many results were returned? From the results limit your search to full text and published after 2008. Looking at the results list are some of the titles familiar? Was there overlap from your earlier searches?
4. From the EBSCO interface, click New Search (in the upper left corner) and click on choose databases, check ERIC, Professional Development and Teacher Reference Center.
Conduct one last search for “Technology Education” and “Alaska”, how many results were returned? Refine your results to full text and published after 2008. How many results are returned? On you blog post for this lesson, share your thoughts about the value of searching an individual educational resource compared to searching all three databases simultaneously.