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Credo Reference (e-books) Restricted Resource Some full text available
Search across Credo's collection of online reference books including general and subject specific dictionaries and encyclopedias.  Entries are concise, comprehensive and written with the student in mind.

ebrary Academic Complete (e-books) Restricted Resource Some full text available
Search our collection of over 80,000 ebooks!  Read books in your web browser, highlight and take notes, or download sections of books in PDF format.  Accessible off-campus with your Wheelock login.

Teaching Every Student in the Digital Age: Universal Design for Learning
The online version of a book from the Center for Applied Special Technology. Drawing upon new knowledge of how the brain works and new technologies and media now available for teaching and learning, Universal Design for Learning frames a systematic approach to setting goals, choosing or creating flexible materials and media, and assessing students accurately.

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Black Thought and Culture Restricted Resource Some full text available
Superb collection of African American culture and intellectual work throughout history to the present.  Black Thought and Culture includes writings by leaders within the black community, important biographies and events. To find The Black Panther Newspaper, go to the Browse drop-down menu at the top of any page.

National Science Digital Library
"NSDL was established by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 2000 as a free online library which directs users to exemplary resources for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and research." Search their resources directly, browse by topic, alphabetical list, or the interactive visual view (NDSL at a Glance), or select resources by user group such as teachers or librarians.

Videatives (streaming video) Restricted Resource Resource contains video
Videatives compiles high-quality short video clips of children and teachers, along with an informed interpretation from educators and developmentalists, to demonstrate principles of child development, appropriate education for young children, as well as other topics.  Sample topics include spatial relations, child-child and child-teacher communication. The videos and analysis are arranged by subject and age of child.

What Do Teachers Teach? A Survey of America’s Fourth and Eighth Grade Teachers
For this report, teachers were asked about their teaching philosophies, their classroom teaching methods and practices, their academic expectations for their students, and their opinions on other issues of education policy.

Find Articles: Search Databases and e-journals
Academic OneFile Restricted Resource Some full text available
This is a nice place to start if you've just started your research.  Academic OneFile is a great resource for locating materials in variety of subjects, including: the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, arts, humanities and more. Its particular strengths are in peer-reviewed articles on the topics of science and technology.

Academic Search Premier (ASP) Restricted Resource Some full text available
One of the widest-ranging databases in terms of subject coverage, Academic Search Premier is a great starting point for locating articles of all types.  ASP covers social sciences (education, psychology), humanities (art, literature), physical sciences (biology, ecology), as well as other areas.

Educator's Reference Complete Restricted Resource Some full text available
Educator's Reference Complete is an excellent place to search for scholarly articles in the field of education and related topics. Make sure to check off "peer-reviewed publications" under the search box if you want to narrow your results to scholarly articles only.

ERIC Restricted Resource
A great education source, ERIC provides citations and abstracts--and sometimes full text--from scholarly journals, conference proceedings, government documents, theses, dissertations, and technical reports going back to 1966.

Evolution: Education and Outreach
Evolution: Education and Outreach is a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal that is freely available online.  Articles are relevant for K-16 students, teachers, and scientists, and some articles come with unit and lesson plans, as well as multimedia instructional content.  The aim of the journal is to improve communication and teaching about evolutionary theory and principles.

JSTOR Restricted Resource Some full text available
JSTOR is an extensive database of interdisciplinary scholarship from the humanities, social sciences and physical sciences. The database contains full-text articles and books as well as high quality images.

ProQuest Collection Restricted Resource Some full text available
ProQuest Collection includes articles from scholarly and trade journals, as well as newspapers and magazines.  You can search across a variety of publications in social sciences, education, medicine, science, and technology, or you can limit your search to just one of these areas.

ProQuest Social Sciences Restricted Resource Some full text available
ProQuest Social Sciences includes articles from scholarly and trade journals, as well as newspapers and magazines, in the fields of education, social work, sociology, psychology and more.  You can also search education journals separately.

PsycINFO Restricted Resource Some full text available
PsycINFO connects you to international scholarly literature in the psychological, social, behavioral, and health sciences fields.   This database is compiled and maintained by the American Psychological Association (APA).

Sage Journals Online Restricted Resource Some full text available
A great multidisciplinary database, this resource provides access to peer-reviewed journal articles in the humanities, sciences, social sciences, medicine, and technology.

ScienceDirect Restricted Resource Some full text available
ScienceDirect is a great database for social and behavioral sciences and a wide variety of physical, life, and health science articles as well. Many of the articles are available in full-text.

Springer Journals Restricted Resource Some full text available
Springer journals include many articles in the physical & life sciences, medicine & nutrition, math & engineering, and business & management.  Try browsing using the “discipline” and “subdiscipline” search features to browse for recent articles in your field.

Teacher Reference Center Restricted Resource Some full text available
Teacher Reference Center covers a broad range of topics for K-12 grades and higher education. Topics include curriculum development, current pedagogical theories, literacy standards, elementary education and more.

Search Education Databases
Selected Websites
Afterschool Alliance
The Afterschool Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of afterschool programs and advocating for quality, affordable programs for all children.
Explore resources for universal design at this website.

Common Core State Standards Initiative
The Common Core State Standards Initiative in a collaborative project to define common education standards with a clear and consistent understanding of what students across the United States are expected to learn in their K-12 education. You can download the English Language Arts and the Mathematics standards here.

Learning Through Listening
Provides quick access to lessons and information for K-12 teachers, written or reviewed by educators, that focuses on developing listening skills and meeting the needs of diverse learners.
Rethinking Schools
Rethinking Schools is a public school reform activist organization. Through their publications and educational materials, they hope to improve public education and public school systems in the United States; particularly issues faced by urban schools.
Usable Knowledge
The Harvard Graduate School of Education provides access to information focused on improving education. Topics include Elementary Education, Art Education, Special Education and more. includes resources from a variety of federal agencies, including a searchable database of federal funding sources. While afterschool resources are spread across the Federal government (including HHS, ED, Justice, and others), provides a single location for the public to access this information.
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
You'll find information regarding the American Academy of Pediatrics' many programs and activities, policies and guidelines, publications and other child health resources and more. Using the "Health Topics" tab, users can find information about specific pediatric issues, as well as how to navigate the health system. AAP also posts information about recent research in pediatrics
American Federation of Teachers
The American Federation of Teachers, an affiliate of the AFL-CIO,  represents nearly 3,000 local affiliates nationwide, 43 state affiliates and more than 1.4 million members. Site has access to AFT news and publications.
Annenberg Media Interactives
Lesson plans and Web quests from the Annenberg Institute Online.Activities for history, science, math, language, and the arts for all grades are included.
Association for Childhood Education International
See the Free Resources section for position papers and articles on topics such as inclusive education, standardized testing, play, and helping children cope with crisis, and the Middle Childhood Resources and Parent Resources pages.  Select "NCATE" from the left navigation bar to view the ACEI/NCATE Accreditation Standards.
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
ASCD address all aspects of effective teaching and learning—such as professional development, educational leadership, and capacity building. The "Research A Topic" section is helpful for exploring some of the most current topics in education and curriculum development.
Best Evidence Encyclopedia
What works in education? The Best Evidence Encyclopedia (BEE) from Johns Hopkins University presents reviews of research-proven educational programs to help policymakers use evidence to make informed choices, principals choose proven programs to meet state standards, teachers use the most powerful tools available, and researchers find rigorous evaluations of educational programs.
Boston Public Schools
Web links, school calendars, job opportunities and more for the Boston Public School System.
Bringing Education to After-School Programs
This booklet will provide schools with ideas on how they can use their after-school program in new and effective ways to promote student achievement and meet the needs of their students and community. Each of the activities illustrated. It includes suggestions for additional resources that are available through the U.S. Department of Education.
Center for Media Literacy
Dedicated to promoting and supporting media literacy education as a framework for accessing, analyzing, evaluating, creating and participating with media content, CML works to help citizens, especially the young, develop critical thinking and media production skills needed to live fully in the 21st century media culture. Resources on the site include a MediaLit Kit, a reading room of helpful articles, and best practices for media literacy education.
The website provides access to open, available education content, broken down into modules. Includes educational material on SPSS, humanities topics and more.
Site sponsored by the George Lucas Educational Foundation that features videos and other resources about education topics including integrating technology in education, assessment, project-based learning, social and emotional learning.
Harvard Family Research Project
The HFRP website links you to resources family, community and education.  Browse the Harvard Family Research Project publications for great articles on education topics and more.
Kathy Schrock's Guide For Educators
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators is a categorized list of sites useful for enhancing curriculum and professional growth. Links to subject-specific information, search tools, books, blogs, and presentations are all available.
Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (ESE)
The site provides access to information regarding the Massachusetts educational system from elementary school through secondary education.  The ESE site includes materials and statistics on the MCAS, School Districts, Teacher Licensure, Curriculum and many more standards and assessments.
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
The NAEYC Standards for Early Childhood Professional Preparation Programs are used across degree levels, from associate to doctoral degree programs, and from initial licensure to advanced programs. They are used in higher education accreditation systems, in state policy development, in state approval of programs leading to early childhood teacher licensure, and in program improvement planning.
National Center for Education Statistics
The site contains searchable education statistics published by the U.S. Department of Education.  You can also browse the resources which include, Surveys and Programs, Tables and Figures among many others. See the "School, College, & Library" tab to search for basic information about public schools, private schools, colleges, and public libraries in the United States, and the "Fast Facts" tab for answers to common questions and supporting reports on issues of high interest.
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Standards
The NCATE is the professional accrediting body for teacher preparation.
National Council for the Social Studies
The NCSS supports teachers of social studies for all grades. The site includes a "Resources" tab which contains an online library of articles and classroom activities, lesson plans and curriculum standards for social studies education.
National Council of Teachers of English
A Professional Organization of Educators in English studies, Literacy and Language Arts. Check out the Resources section to find position statements, lesson plans, policy research, and a "hot topics" page.
National Council of Teachers of Math
NCTM is a public voice of mathematics education, providing vision, leadership, and professional development to support teachers in ensuring mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students. The site contains information about standards for education as well as lesson plans and resources for the classroom.
National Education Association
The National Education Association (NEA) is committed to advancing the cause of public education. This site has articles on current issues and legislation in education, as well as lesson plans and classroom management practices.
National Science Teachers Association
The national organization for science teachers from elementary school through college, the NSTA provides professional development, publications, and teaching resources. To find activities, lesson plans and position statements, pick the appropriate grade level under "Choose Your Classroom."
North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL)
A federally-funded educational laboratory ended in 2005, provided high-quality, research-based resources to educators and policymakers. The site provides access to many articles, reports, and bibliographies concerning technology in education.
OER Commons
OER is oriented toward the practitioner and includes open access content. Materials are classified by subject, grade level (K-12 and post-secondary and type. OER is a great resource for course creation or new ideas.
Schott Foundation
Foundation for public education.
Smithsonian Education
This site provides access to lesson plans, Smithsonian resources, and field trip information. Use the "State Standards of Learning" section to browse for educational resources aligned with state standards for each grade and subject.
State Education Agencies
Education agencies and organizations listed by state. These sites will provide information, resources, and technical assistance on educational matters to the schools and the residents.
Teacher's Domain
Teacher's Domain offers a wide range of materials  for educational use, primarily K-12.  The site is broken down into subject areas; History and Social Studies, Science, The Arts, etc.  Each section includes instructional videos, lesson plans and more.  To access the full site for free you will need to register with Teacher's Domain.
Teaching Tolerance
From the Southern Poverty Law Center, this site serves as a clearinghouse for classroom anti-bias materials including activities and teaching kits.

U.S. Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education provides funding, performs research and creates policies and programs for education. Publications, statistics, and policy information can all be found on
Usable Knowledge
The Harvard Graduate School of Education provides access to information focused on improving education. Topics include Elementary Education, Art Education, Special Education and more.
What Works Clearinghouse Some full text available
Reports and practice guides about early childhood education, elementary education, English language learners, adolescent literacy, students with learning disabilities, dropout prevention and other topics. U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences.
When the World is a Dangerous Place: Helping Children Deal with Violence in the News
Article by Dr. Diane Levin, professor of education at Wheelock. This will load as a PDF automatically.
Education Resources
Massachusetts Education Standards
Annenberg Media:
Teaching Reading K-2 Workshops
Teaching Reading 3-5 Workshops

The videos from the Annenberg Media Learner site.  Click on the "VOD" icons next to the descriptions to begin watching the videos.
Documentation Studio - a space [at Wheelock College] for educators to learn about, develop, and exhibit documentation from a variety of learning contexts
Subject Specialist
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Stacy Collins
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Tel: 617-879- 2222

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Adam Williams
Instruction/Research Librarian
Tel: 617-879- 2279

Revised: Feb 21st 2014
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