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August 2012

Limited full-text in ERIC

Full-text in ERIC is currently limited as the  US Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) fix privacy issues encountered in the ERIC database. Below is a link to the ERIC website for further information.

IES representatives indicated that most scholarly journals in full-text are available. Full-text access to ERIC documents will be suspended until the US Department of Ed and IES fix the privacy issues.

While the Department of Ed and the IES work out the ERIC issues, try some of these other great education resources below.

Education Research Guide  or the Early Childhood Education Guide– Wheelock College Library’s own collection of general education and early childhood education resources including online databases and select websites.

List of some relevant databases:

Proquest Social Sciences

Sage Online

Educator’s Reference Complete

Teacher Reference Center

If you have any questions or encounter any issues please contact or contact me directly at the information below.

Adam Williams
Instruction/Research Librarian
Wheelock College Library

Comics and Graphic Novels

Stop by the Library and check out our new display featuring comic books and graphic novels from our collection! Comics are moving from the Sunday paper to the classroom as educators explore ways in which they can be used to engage readers and develop literacy skills.

If you’re interested in exploring this topic, the Library offers access to a number of e-resources via the website. Below are a few of the full-text articles that are available through the Library’s databases.

Gillenwater, C. (2009). Lost Literacy: How Graphic Novels Can Recover Visual Literacy in the Literacy in the Classroom. Afterimage, 37(2), 33-36.

Bitz, M. (2004). The Comic Book Project: Forging alternative pathways to literacy. Journal Of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 47(7), 574-586.

Jacobs, D. (2007). More than Words: Comics as a Means of Teaching Multiple Literacies. English Journal, 96(3), 19-25.

Hall, J. R. (2011). Books Worth Reading: Engaging Material–Comics in the Classroom. Change: The Magazine Of Higher Learning, 43(2), 39-43.

Mouly, F. (2011). Visual Literacy. Children & Libraries: The Journal Of The Association For Library Service To Children, 9(1), 12-14.

McVicker, C. J. (2007). Comic Strips as a Text Structure for Learning to Read. Reading Teacher, 61(1), 85-88.

Hall, J. R. (2011). Books Worth Reading: Engaging Material–Comics in the Classroom. Change: The Magazine Of Higher Learning, 43(2), 39-43.

Versaci, R. (2001). How Comic Books Can Change the Way Our Students See Literature: One Teacher’s Perspective. English Journal, 91(2), 61.