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Information Media

Library resources for Information Media
Finding scholarly journal articles
Academic Search Premier (all topics) from EBSCO Restricted Resource Some full text availablefindit elm database
Full-text articles in biology, chemistry, education, engineering, humanities, physics, psychology, religion and theology, sociology, etc. Tip: Click the check box to limit to Academic (Peer Reviewed) Journals.

Emerald FullText Restricted Resource Some full text availabledatabase
Full text access to over 100 management, marketing, engineering, and information services journals. 

ERIC (EBSCO) Restricted Resource Some full text availablefindit elm database
ERIC is the primary database supporting research in all areas of education, including psychology, administration, and library science.

Professional Collection (Education) Restricted Resource findit database
The Professional Collection is a selection of more than 300 full-text journals for educators. It offers balanced coverage for any professional educator in the following areas: arts and humanities; child and adolescent psychology and development; drug and alcohol abuse; health/nutrition/fitness; learning disabilities; literature; school law; science and technology; social sciences; and sports/athletic training

Teacher Reference Center Restricted Resource Some full text availablefindit database
Provides indexing and abstracts for over 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals to assist professional educators.
Facts and background information
Available in the Reference Collection on 1st West

Encyclopedia of Children, Adolescents, and the Media
REF HQ784 .M3 E53 2007 Check MnPALS Catalog for Location and Availability
2 vol. A-Z encyclopedia includes articles on a wide variety of issues related to media. Topics include advertising, computers and electronic media, gender and sexuality, television, violence and aggression, and many others. Signed articles includes suggestions for further reading. Index is included in each volume.

Bowker Annual: Library and Book Trade Almanac
REF Z731 .A47 Check MnPALS Catalog for Location and Availability
Annual volumes include News of the Year, National Association and Organization Reports (ALA and others), Legislation, Library Science Education, Research and Statistics, Reference Information, and Directory of Organizations. Latest volume in Reference, others in Circulation.
Note: 1961 -

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science. 2nd edition
Ref Z1006 .E57 2003 Check MnPALS Catalog for Location and Availability
4 vol. Topics include historical topics as well as ones from the contemporary digital age of libraries and information. Articles (some extensive) are signed and include bibliographies for further reading.

Available online

21st Century Education: A Reference Handbook Restricted Resource Some full text availableeref ebook
Highlights the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates facing educators today.

Nation's Report Card Unrestricted Resource
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the largest nationally representative and co​ntinuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas.

National Center for Education Statistics Unrestricted Resource
This official agency site includes: Education Statistics at a Glance which is comprised of The Condition of Education, The Digest of Education Statistics, and Projections of Education Statistics. In addition, there is a searchable database of NCES tables and figures. This search tool lets the user locate all tables/figures published in the inventory of NCES' "Education Statistics Quarterly"; the NEDRC (National Education Data Resource Center) Postsecondary Table Library; and many NCES publications.
Resources for K-12 students
ELM: Electronic Library for Minnesota -- Resources for K-12 Unrestricted Resource Some full text availableelm database
ELM provides access to the following databases for use in K-12 environments: From Gale: InfoTrac Junior Edition for junior high and middle school students InfoTrac Student Edition for high school students Kids InfoBits for elementary school students Junior Reference Collection for junior high and middle school students Student Resources in Context for high school students From EBSCO: MAS Ultra-School Edition for high school students Middle Search Plus for junior high and middle school students Primary Search for elementary school students
Featured recent library books
Connecting libraries with classrooms: The curricular roles of the media specialist
LB2806.15 .B48 2011


The power of media specialists to improve academic achievement and strengthen at-risk students
Z675.S3 J7274 2008

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