Web Links - Useful for Library Research
- ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) Directly links to the ERIC database.
Includes full text access to ERIC documents issued from 1993-2004.
- Educator's Reference Desk This
site will give you access to the ERIC
Database and to the AskERIC
- U. S. Department of Education
Includes variety of information dealing with the Dept. of Education
such as press releases, transcripts of speeches and testimony made
by the Secretary of Education, legislative updates, and more.
- California Department
of Education Includes links to all aspects of education in California,
including standards, frameworks, legislation, and grants information.
Official Site of the Los Angeles Unified School District Includes
information on the LAUSD as well as links to demographics, school
homepages, and more.
Educational Thought Provides brief introductions to some of the
major thinkers in contemporary educational thought. Includes biographical
information, links to relevant web sites, and detailed bibliographies
of individual authors.
- EdSource Online An independent,
impartial, not-for-profit organization, that attempts to clarify complex
- The Education Librarian
Contains information and links useful to education librarians and
- Education Resource
Organizations Directory (EROD) Intended to help identify and contact
organizations that provide information and assistance on a broad range
of education-related topics. Designed by the U. S. Dept. of Education.
Graduate School of Education, Gutman Library Education Web Sites
This site is wide-ranging and well organized.
- The Skewl Sites The Best
in Educational Web Sites Selected by practicing teachers, these websites
are divided into primary, intermediate, and/or secondary divisions
and include a brief description. They are not rated.
- Bilingual Research Journal This
is the online version of the Bilingual Research Journal, made possible
by the National Association for Bilingual Education for its members
and the academic community. The full text of the articles are available
in both PDF and HTML. Coverage ranges from volume 21, number 1, Winter
1997, through the current.
- Center for Applied Linguistics
A private, non-profit organization composed of scholars and educators
who use the findings of linguistics and related sciences in identifying
and addressing language-related problems.
- National Clearinghouse for English
Language Acquisition & Language Instruction Educational Programs
The National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education (NCBE) collects,
analyzes, and disseminates information relating to the effective education
of linguistically and culturally diverse learners. The NCBE is operated
by the George Washington University, Graduate School of Education
and Human Development.
Blind & Visually Impaired
- American Printing House for the Blind
Founded in 1858, the American Printing House for the Blind is the
world's largest nonprofit organization creating educational, workplace,
and independent living products and services for people who are visually
Institute - Los Angeles Center "A private, non-profit organization
whose mission is to eliminate blindness and severe sight loss as a
barrier to a fulfilling life." The Sight Center includes a library,
Braille publishing services, a recording department, a store for adaptive
items, and a conference center. Includes links to other Braille centers
and other relevant sites.
- California School for the Blind
Provides intensive, disability specific educational services for enrolled
students who are blind, visually impaired, deafblind, and visually
impaired/multi-disabled, whose primary learning needs are related
to their visual impairment.
- National Eye Institute
Established by Congress in 1968 to protect and prolong the vision
of Americans, the NEI is one of the Federal government's National
Institutes of Health (NIH). The NEI conducts and supports research
that helps prevent and treat eye diseases and other disorders of vision.
Part of the NEI mission is to develop public and professional education
programs that help prevent blindness, reduce visual impairment, and
increase awareness of services and devices that are available for
people with low vision.
- National Library Service for the
Blind and Physically Handicapped The Library of Congress administers
the free program that loans recorded and Braille books and magazines,
music scores in Braille and large print, and specially designed playback
equipment to residents of the U.S. who are unable to read or use standard
print materials because of visual or physical impairment.
- Texas School for the Blind and Visually
Impaired A partner with independent school districts in Texas
to provide instructional and related services to students who are
blind, deafblind, or visually impaired, including those with additional
Children & Reading
- Barahona Center for the Study
of Books in Spanish for Children and Adolescents Promotes literacy
by evaluating children's books in Spanish concerning Latino people
and their culture. The site is in English and Spanish.
Medal Named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator
Randolph Caldecott, it is awarded annually by the Association for
Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association,
to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for
children. This site includes a list of past Caldecott winners and
honor books and a list of the Caldecott books that have been translated
into other languages.
- Children's Literature
Web Guide Gathers and categorizes Internet resources related to
books for children and young adults.
- The Cooperative Children's
Book Center (CCBC) Established in 1963, is a unique gathering
place for books, ideas, and expertise in the field of children's and
young adult literature. It is a noncirculating examination, study,
and research library for Wisconsin school and public librarians, teachers,
early childhood care providers, university students, and others interested
in children's and young adult literature. The CCBC is committed to
identifying excellent literature for children and adolescents and
bringing this literature to the attention of those adults who have
an academic, professional or career interest in connecting young readers
Scott King Book Award This award is presented annually by the
Coretta Scott King Committee of the American Library Association's
Ethnic Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table. The award (or
awards) is given to an African American author and an African American
illustrator for an outstandingly inspirational and educational contribution.
The books promote understanding and appreciation of the culture of
all peoples and their contribution to the realization of the American
dream. The award is further designed to commemorate the life and works
of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to honor Mrs. Coretta Scott King
for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and
- International Children's Digital
Library This site is in progress. It is a five year international
project that began late 2002 and is intended to be a digital library
freely available to children worldwide. More than 10,000 children's
books from more than 100 cultures will be included eventually.
- International Reading Association
Links to useful resources on various aspects of literacy including
those of other organizations, teacher/parent resources, adult and
family literacy resources, and information about research centers.
Article archives include highlights from past issues of Reading Today.
Includes lesson plans, information about standards, and web resources
Medal Named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery,
this is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to
Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author
of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for
children. This site includes a list of past Newbery winners and honor
books and a list of the Newbery books that have been translated into
Pictus Nonfiction Award (NCTE) The National Council of Teachers
of English, through the Committee on the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding
Nonfiction for Children, has established an annual award and up to
five honor books for promoting and recognizing excellence in the writing
of nonfiction for children. The name Orbis Pictus, commemorates the
work of Johannes Amos Comenius, Orbis Pictus—The World in Pictures
(1657), considered to be the first book actually planned for children.
The Committee also works to promote the use of nonfiction children's
books in the classroom.
Belpre Award This award, established in 1996, honors a Latino/Latina
writer and illustrator whose works best portray, affirm, and celebrate
the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature
for children and youth. The award is named after Pura Belpré,
the first Latina librarian from the New York Public Library. As a
children's librarian, storyteller, and author, she enriched the lives
of Puerto Rican children in the U.S. through her pioneering work of
preserving and disseminating Puerto Rican folklore.
Family Book Awards Honor an author or illustrator for a book that
embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child
and adolescent audiences. Three annual awards each consisting of $5000
and a framed plaque, will be given annually in each of the following
categories: birth through grade school (age 0-10), middle school (age
11-13) and teens (age 13-18). The book must emphasize the artistic
expression of the disability experience for children and or adolescent
audiences. The book must portray some aspect of living with a disability
or that of a friend or family member, whether the disability is physical,
mental or emotional.
- Starfall A learn-to-read website
offered free as a public service. Primarily designed for first grade,
but also useful for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and second grade.
- ASSIST (Statewide Student Transfer
Information for California) A computerized student-transfer information
system that can be accessed over the World Wide Web. It displays reports
of how course credits earned at one California college or university
can be applied when transferred to another. ASSIST is the official
repository of articulation for California's colleges and universities.
With funding from the California State Legislature, ASSIST was created
in 1985 under the guidance and counsel of the three California postsecondary
educational segments: the University of California, the California
State Universities, and the California Community Colleges.
- Universities Around the World Searchable
database of Universities around the world. This database is based
on "World List of Universities 1997," published by the International
Association of Universities. You can select to search by country,
or in the case of the United States, by state. With either search
you can also limit by keyword.
- Web U.S. Higher Education
Provides links to other accredited institutions in the United States.
- Homeschool World Provides
information for parents and students interested in homeschooling and
educators who need to know about homeschooling practices in the U.
S. and worldwide.
Lesson Plans & Instructional Resources
- Education World Provides
assistance to all educators, particularly K-12 instructors. Includes
subject links and weekly features. Sponsored by American Fidelity
- EduHound Everything for Education
K-12 Provides a prescreened database directory of K-12 Educational
Links categorized by subject, alphabetically from a list of clickable
keywords, and additionally providing numerous link pages to selected
pertinent resource areas.
- Gateway to Education Materials
Provides access to high quality lesson plans, curriculum units and
other education resources on the Internet.
Created by a group of librarians to address concerns about the role
of public libraries in guiding young users to valuable and age appropriate
web sites. Please note that KidsClick! is not an Internet filter.
It is intended to guide users to good sites.
NC: North Carolina Teachers' Network Features lesson plans and
WebQuests created by North Carolina teachers. May be searched by grade
level and subject area.
- Middle School Net Developed
and administered by Judy Horn, an instructional technology specialist.
Site focuses on curriculum resources and is organized by broad subject
- ReadWriteThink A partnership
between the International Reading Association (IRA), the National
Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), and the MarcoPolo Education
Foundation. The site Includes K - 12 standards-based lesson plans
that are research-based and include detailed instructional plans.
The lessons are written for the teacher but include student-ready
materials such as worksheets, interactives, and reviewed Web resources.
All site content is organized around The IRA/NCTE Standards for the
English Language Arts.
- S.C.O.R.E. (Schools of California
On-line Resources for Education) A Web-based classroom resource
which links to quality Internet resources and teacher-developed lessons
in mathematics, science, history/social science, and language arts.
Supports California's content standards and curriculum frameworks
and promotes information literacy.
Education The education site for the Smithsonian Institution,
it includes lesson plans, online resources, and other teaching materials.
- TeachersNetwork.Org A nationwide,
non-profit education organization maintains this site. Includes lesson
plans, daily classroom specials, and offers grants and fellowships.
School Psychology & Test Reviews
- California Association of School
Psychologists (CASP) Founded in 1953 CASP is a statewide membership
association for school psychologists in California. CASP represents
the profession for legislative audiences, government officials, and
other policy-making bodies. CASP provides continuing professional
development, publishes a quarterly magazine, and an annual research
- Mental Measurements
Yearbook Test Reviews On-line Provides free information on more
than 4,000 commercially available tests including current publisher
information. May be searched by keyword or by using the alphabetic
or category listings by test title. More than 2,000 of the tests have
been reviewed by the Buros Institute and can be ordered on-line.
- National Association of School
Psychologists (NASP) Represents and supports school psychology
to enhance the mental health and competence of all children. A useful
resource for members, parents, and educators.
- School Psychology Resources
Online Provides more than 1,000 links to information on topics
pertinent to school psychologists, educators, and parents.
Science and Math
- DLESE The Digital Library
for Earth System Education Funded by the National Science Foundation,
includes lesson plans, scientific data, visualizations, interactive
computer models, and virtual field trips.
- ENC Online The mission of the
Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science Education
(ENC) is to identify effective curriculum resources, create high-quality
professional development materials, and disseminate useful information
and products to improve K-12 mathematics and science teaching and
learning. This site includes curriculum resources, links to other
useful sites, and articles.
- National Science Digital Library (NSDL).
The National Science Foundation's online library of resources for
science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education and research.
Resources available include images, video, audio, software, journal
articles, and lesson plans.
- Common Core of Data A comprehensive,
annual, national statistical database of information on public schools
and school districts in the United States. It gives data for more
than 17,000 school districts and in excess of 95,000 public elementary
and secondary schools.
- Kids Count A national
and state-by-state effort to track the status of children in the U.S.
A project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
Center for Education Statistics Primary federal entity for collecting
and analyzing data that are related to education in the U. S. and
other nations. Includes links to The Condition of Education and Projections
of Education Statistics to 2013.
- California Learning Resource
Network Attempts to provide a one-stop information source that
enables California educators to identify supplemental electronic learning
resources that both meet local instructional needs and embody the
implementation of California curriculum frameworks and standards.
Technology & Society The journal of the International Forum
of Educational Technology & Society has the full-text of issues
and includes a call for articles.
- EdWeb "Exploring
Technology and School Reform" is the theme of this site, created
and developed by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting's Andy Carvin.
- International Society for Technology
in Education (ISTE) This nonprofit professional organization promotes
appropriate uses of information technology to support and improve
teaching, learning, and administration in K-12 education and teacher
education. It is the home of the National Educational Technology Standards
(NETS) Project and the National Center for Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers
to Use Technology (NCPT3).
of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) Part of U.S. Department
of Education, OVAE provides recent information on career and technical
education, adult education and adult literacy. It supports evaluation,
demonstration, technical assistance and national research. Resources
on the site include research reports, examples of effective programs,
and professional development.
- Vocational/Career and
Technical Education Resources Resources on this comprehensive
site include links to general information about vocational education,
career and technical education, and workforce preparation. You will
also find resources for history of vocational education, current legislation
news, statistics, associations, organizations and vocational teacher