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Education 362 Course Research Guide

Research resources to help you develop "the knowledge and skills necessary to provide effective instruction based on inter-disciplinary social studies standards for children, ages 3-8."


Use these databases to search for scholarly articles describing best practices in teaching social studies.

Education Abstracts
Index and abstracts covering contemporary education issues. more information

Education Research Complete
Index, abstracts and full text of articles and other publications in education research. more information

Educational Resources Information Center. Index and abstracts of articles, books, and documents covering education research and practice. more information

Databases available to all Ohio K-12 students/teachers through INFOhio [What is INFOhio?]
Use these databases with your students in class or to find information or learning objects for activities. These databases are available to all Ohio K-12 students through INFOhio.

Kids Search (Grades K-5)
A new interface from EBSCO, designed for students in grades K-5. Searches the following EBSCO databases: EBSCO Animals, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, Middle Search Plus, Newspaper Source, Primary Search, TOPICsearch, Academic Search Premier, ERIC, and Professional Development Collection.

American National Biography| off-campus access
A biographical resource on more than 18,000 people from all eras who have influenced and shaped American history and culture. more information

Annals of American History
Full text of over 2000 primary documents and multimedia files covering American history. more information

Encyclopædia Britannica School Edition
Access to the Encyclopædia Britannica, Britannica Student Encyclopedia, and Britannica Elementary Encyclopedia. more information

Primary Search (for elementary school students)
Index, abstracts, and full text for popular elementary school magazines. more information

Searchasaurus (for elementary and middle school students)
Graphical interface for elementary and middle school students. more information

Scholarly Journals

Browse these scholarly journals if you are having a difficult time coming up with a topic for your research article summary.

Professional Journals

Use these journals to get ideas when creating lesson plans. The most recent issue is displayed on the first floor. Older issues are shelved downstairs.

  • Social Education
  • Social Studies and the Young Learner
  • Social Studies
  • YC: Young Children

Finding Children's Literature

Find books in the catalog by doing a subject search for Children's literature
Find bibliographies in the catalog by doing a subject search for Children's literature -- Bibliography

  • 60 years of notable children's books (Stacks: Z1037 .S59 2003x)
  • Best books for children : preschool through grade (Juvenile Reference: 6 011.62 .G4785)

Find book reviews in Education Research Complete by searching for DE "CHILDREN'S books"

Primary Sources and Social Studies Content Web Sites

Use these web sites to find primary source materials to use when creating activities and lesson plans.

Ohio Memory
Primary sources that document Ohio’s past from prehistory to the present.

American Memory from the Library of Congress
A digital library of written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.

America’s Historical Documents
Digital images from the National Archives of the most important documents in U.S. history.

Smithsonian Institution
Collection of high quality on-line exhibits based on Smithsonian collections.

Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government for Kids
This site introduces the U.S. Federal Government.

FirstGov for Kids
Links to Federal kids' sites along with some of the best kids' sites from other organizations all grouped by subject.

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