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ERIC via U.S. Department of Education U.S. Government Source

Index to education, child development, and educational psychology journals, curriculum guides, research reports, conference proceedings, bibliographies, and more. For help with ERIC via EBSCO, see the guide, "How to Use ERIC via EBSCO" (also linked below in the GTL How To Guides section).

Professional Development Collection (EBSCO)

Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of more than 550 high quality education journals in full text, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. Indexing and abstracts are provided for 200 additional journals.


PsycINFO contains more than 1.8 million citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations and technical reports, all in the field of psychology. Journal coverage, which dates back to the 1800s, includes international material selected from more than 1,700 periodicals in over 30 languages. More than 60,000 records are added each year. Contains links to many full text articles in the Library's other databases.


A journal archive covering arts, humanities, and social sciences. Coverage extends until 3-5 years ago. *Current issues may be available in other databases - to see our complete full-text coverage for a particular journal title, use the Magazines/Journal search in the library catalog.

Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)

Provides full text for more than 5,300 scholarly publications, including full text for 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. Coverage spans virtually every area of academic study and offers information dating as far back as 1865.

Research Library (ProQuest)

Provides access to full-text journals across a wide range of subject areas, including business, education, literature, political science, and psychology.

Print Resources

LC call number ranges: LB [Theory & Practice of Education], LC [Special Aspects of Education]

The Comparative Guide to American Elementary & Secondary Schools

REF LB 2817.3 .C65

Encyclopedia of American Education, 2nd ed.

REF LB 17 .U54 2001 [3 v.]

Encyclopedia of Educational Research, 6th ed.

REF LB 15 .E48 1992

Encyclopedia of Special Education, 2nd ed.

REF LC 4007 .E53 2000 [3 v.]

Handbook of Educational Psychology

REF LB 1051 .H2354 1996

World Education Encyclopedia: A Survey of Educational Systems Worldwide

REF LB 15 .W87 2002 [3 v.]

New York State Learning Standards [General Collection, 2nd Floor]

The standards are also available online -- see the section below on the New York State Learning Standards.

Learning Standards for the Arts

NX 284.4 .N7 L4 1996

Learning Standards for Career Development and Occupational Studies

HF 5382.5 .U6 N7 1996

Learning Standards for English Language Arts

LB 1576 .L42 1996

Learning Standards for Health, Physical Education, and Home Economics

RA 440.32 .N7 L4 1996

Learning Standards for Languages Other than English

P 57 .U5 N7 1996

Learning Standards for Mathematics, Science, and Technology

QA 135.5 .L42 1996

Learning Standards for Social Studies

H 62.5 .N7 L42 1996

Textbook Collection (next to Oversize Books, 1st Floor)

Mostly elementary- and middle-school-level textbooks in reading, social sciences, and science. Also includes some high-school and adult-level textbooks.

GTL How To Guides

Finding Children's Literature on Specific Subjects using OCLC WorldCat

How to Use ERIC via EBSCO

Organizations, Associations, and Agencies

Council for Exceptional Children

The CEC is "the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted. "

National Education Association (NEA)

Classroom tips, information on school reform, legislation alerts, and information on education issues.

New York State Education Department (NYSED)

New York State United Teachers (NYSUT)

Represents "500,000 people who work in, or are retired from, New York's schools, colleges, and healthcare facilities."

Phi Delta Kappa International

An international association of professional educators. The website provides links to useful sites, job and career development information, and educational research updates. Also includes selected articles from the Phi Delta Kappan.

Scholarly Societies Project - Education Societies (University of Waterloo)

A directory of professional education societies that maintain web pages.

U.S. Department of Education U.S. Government Source

Teacher Certification

New York State Teacher Certification Examinations (NYSTCE)

Certification exam registration information and preparation guides.

New York State Education Department - Office of Teaching Initiatives

See "Certification" for New York State certification requirements, frequently asked questions, and much more about NY State teacher certification.

Careers and Employment


Agent K-12: Education Week Job Listings


National Clearinghouse for Professions in Special Education

New York

Elementary Schools in New York State (Yahoo!)

NY Dept. of Ed. School District Index


Job Vacancies in PA (PA Dept. of Education)

Pennsylvania School Boards Association

Education Statistics

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) U.S. Government Source

Statistics dealing with youth, education and child development.

Education Statistics at a Glance (NCES) U.S. Government Source

Searchable collection of federal statistical sources in education, including The Condition of Education, Digest of Education Statistics, Indicators of School Crime and Safety, and Projections of Education Statistics to 2013.

Kids Count (Annie E. Casey Foundation)

"A national and state-by-state effort to track the status of children in the U.S." Provides national and state population data on age, gender, households, families, and housing units.

New York School District Information (NYSED)

State Information (EdWeek)

Education-related data for each state and the District of Columbia. Free registration required. For related information, visit the Statistics subject page.

Lesson Plan Websites

For more lesson plans, look under the specific subject areas listed at the top of this webpage.

The Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM)

Lesson plans, curriculum units, and other online education resources.

PBS TeacherSource

Over 4000 free lesson plans and activities for grades pre-K to 12. Related to public television programs.

Smithsonian Education (Smithsonian Institution) U.S. Government Source

A small collection of lesson plans.

Teacher Talk Forum (Center for Adolescent & Family Studies, Indiana University)

Lesson plans and activities, focusing on middle school and high school levels.

New York State Learning Standards

NY State Learning Standards

The website has three options for displaying the standards:

  • Learning Standard Areas: Displays learning standards for specific subject areas. Select the area you want from the drop-down list.
  • Performance Indicator Search Engine: Searches for standards-related competencies by educational level (Elementary, Intermediate, or Commencement [High School]).
  • Learning Experience Search Engine: Lists learning experiences grouped by standard area. No grade level is given for the activities - you have to look at each one to discover which grade level(s) it was designed for.

NY State Learning Standards (AccelerateU)

This site allows users to browse the standards, or search them for keywords. Includes links to NYSED's subject area pages. Overall, the site is much easier to use than the official NYS Standards site. (Some features require free registration.)

Resource Guides for NY State Learning Standards (AccelerateU)

A user-friendly site that offers resource guides for each NY state learning standard. Each guide includes sample activities for different grade levels.

NYSED Office of Curriculum, Instruction and Instructional Technology

Links to seven subject areas, their NYS standards, and curriculum "learning experiences" developed by New York state teachers. Some files are full-text PDF files, which require the Adobe Acrobat Reader.

NYSED - Curriculum Resource Guides on the Web

Links to resource guides for the seven subject areas in the NYS standards. The guides are presented as PDF files, some of which are quite large and may take a while to download.

NY Beacons: The New York State Learning Standards

Focuses on the needs of special education students.

General Websites U.S. Government Source

Information for parents, online activities and help for students.

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids U.S. Government Source

Web sites about the government and by the government for kids, teachers, and parents.

Education (Michigan Electronic Library)

Lists resources by audience (administrators, media specialists, new teachers, etc.) and by topic.

Education Week

News on current issues, events, and trends. Free registration required.

FREE: Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (Dept. of Education) U.S. Government Source

Sites for Teachers

"A list of the best teacher's resource and educational sites on the net," ranked by popularity.

Test Reviews Online (Buros Institute)

Information on almost 4000 commercially available education, psychology, and speech and hearing tests, and where to find them. This is the online version of the Mental Measurements Yearbook. (NOTE: This site replaces the ERIC/AE Test Locator, which was discontinued in December 2003.)

What Works Clearinghouse

The WWC "gathers studies of the effectiveness of educational interventions (programs, products, practices, and policies)" and evaluates them for sound design and credible scientific evidence on what works in education. Founded by the Institute of Education Sciences at the U. S. Department of Education.

Education Websites by Subject


Art Teacher on the Net

ArtsEdNet (Getty Center)

Educator's Reference Desk: Arts Lesson Plans

Replaces the AskERIC Lesson Plans site, which was discontinued in December 2003.

Eyes on Art: A Learning to Look Curriculum

The Incredible Art Department

Learning Resources (Smithsonian Institution) U.S. Government Source

Lifetime of Color: Teach Art

National Standards for Arts Education (U.S. Dept. of Education) U.S. Government Source

NYS Arts Resource Guide

Math Math for Grades K-5 and Grades 6-8 U.S. Government Source

Games, activities, homework help, and lessons.

Ask Dr. Math (The Math Forum @ Drexel University)

Questions asked by teachers and students.  Teaching ideas, discussions and math problems.

Educational REALMS (Ohio State University)

This site contains materials for science, math, technology, and environmental education which were formerly located at the ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education (discontinued in December 2003).

Educator's Reference Desk: Mathematics Lesson Plans

Replaces the AskERIC Lesson Plans site, which was discontinued in December 2003. For Teachers

Lesson plans, educational standards, resources, and freebies.

Mathematics Archives (K-12 Materials)

Mathematics: Study and Teaching (Librarians' Index to the Internet)

A list of useful websites for math teachers.

National Science Digital Library

"NSDL is a digital library of exemplary resource collections and services, organized in support of science education at all levels."


MENC: The National Association for Music Education

Resources, tools, and links for parents, teachers and students.

Yahoo!: Music Education

A wide range of links on musical instruments, teaching methods, and support for music education.

Reading and Language Arts

Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site

"This is a collection of reviews of great books for kids, ideas of ways to use them in the classroom and collections of books and activities about particular subjects, curriculum areas, themes and professional topics."

Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication (Indiana University)

Provides useful links, the full text of government reports, and lesson plans. (NOTE: This site replaces the ERIC Clearinghouse REC site, which was discontinued in December 2003.)

Learn English on the Net - English as a Second Language (Mohawk Valley Library Association)

Web sites that are useful for ESL students. Covers instructional materials and basic subject areas.

Learning Resources (Smithsonian Institution) U.S. Government Source

A small collection of lesson plans. Click in the "Lesson Plans" box and select "Language Arts" from the "Select Subject" drop-down list.

Reading Online (International Reading Association)

Full-text peer-reviewed journal.


Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science Education

Sites that incorporate major federal educational initiatives, lesson plans, and activities in the sciences.

EPA - Environmental Kids Club U.S. Government Source

Games and online activities about the environment for children in grades pre-K through 4.

EPA - Kids, Students and Teachers Page U.S. Government Source

Games, lesson plans, and activities. Environmental grants, scholarships, awards, and laws.

Genetics Education Center (U. of Kansas Medical Center)

Lesson plans, education resources and more on human genetics and the Human Genome Project.

NASA Education Enterprise U.S. Government Source

Science, math, technology, and geography materials specifically for students and teachers.

NASA Quest U.S. Government Source

Lesson plans and information about space exploration, shuttle flights, and famous space missions.

National Science Digital Library

"NSDL is a digital library of exemplary resource collections and services, organized in support of science education at all levels."

Nye Labs Online (Bill Nye the Science Guy)

Features topical episode list, fast facts, summaries, and bibliographies of each show.

Special Education

Learn English on the Net - Learning Disabilities (Mohawk Valley Library Association)

Covers instructional materials and basic subject areas.

NY Beacons: The New York State Learning Standards

Focuses on the needs of special education students.

Special Education Resource Links

From the ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education and the Council for Exceptional Children. Links may be viewed by topic, or in alphabetical order.

Last updated 06-20-08