Education

Welcome!

Welcome to the Richter Library's Guide to Education!

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Hello all, and welcome to the University of Miami Libraries' Guide to Education Resources! The Richter Library offers you a wide variety of resources related to the field of Education, from educational statistics and curriculium mapping materials to popular children's novels that can be used in the classroom.

Getting to know the Library
Subject Specialist

Lauren Fralinger

How to Find the Stacks

To get to the stacks, you must go to the 2nd floor of Richter Library. If you are getting off of the elevator, make a right. If you take the stairs, proceed straight toward the elevators and take a left. The stacks elevators will located down the hall; look for the hanging sign that reads "Stacks Elevators".

Dictionaries
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The Greenwood Dictionary of Education
John W. Collins (Editor); Nancy Patricia O'Brien (Editor); John W. Collins
LB15 .G68 2003 (Richter Reference)
The reference volume contains some 2,600 terms as they apply to educational research, practice, and theory, with a focus on education as it is practiced in the U.S.
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APA dictionary of psychology
BF31 .A63 2007 (Richter Reference)
Contains 25,000 entries and includes terms and concepts drawn from a diverse range of subject areas, including anthropology, computer programming, molecular and population biology, pharmacology, physics, and statistics.
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Learning Theories
David C. Leonard
LB15 .L4695 2002 (5th floor stacks)
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Defines more than 500 terms and identifies the major area of learning theory under which each term falls: behaviorism, cognitivism, constructivism, humanism, organizational learning, or educational technology.
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Historical dictionary of American education [e-book]
Electronic book
Contains more than 350 alphabetically arranged entries on the development of American elementary and secondary education.
Other Reference Resources
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Education
Nancy Patricia O'Brien; Robert H. Burger
LB15 .O27 2000 (Richter Reference)
O'Brien (Education and Social Science Library, U. of Illinois, Urbana- Champaign) updates the 1989 guide by Buttlar with new print and Internet sources from 1990-1998, but excludes general social science sources, children's/young adult literature, and educational associations. Entries annotate sources in 14 education areas with new chapters on: educational technology and media; multilingual/multicultural education; adult, alternative, continuing, and distance education; comparative and international education; curriculum, instruction, and content areas; and education research, measurement, and testing. Indexed by author, title, and subject.
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The Educator's Desk Reference
Melvyn N. Freed; Robert K. Hess; Joseph M. Ryan
LB1028.27.U6 F74 2002 (Richter Reference)
This master guide facilitates educational research using both traditional and electronic sources.
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The almanac of American education.
LA217.2 .A45 (Newest edition in Richter Reference)
Helps you understand and compare the quality of U.S. education at the national, state, and county levels.
E-books
Selection of Education Encylopedias
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Encyclopedia of education
LB15 .E47 vols. 1-8 (Richter Reference)
Offers a complete view of the institutions, people, processes, roles and philosophies found in educational practice in the United States and throughout the world.
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Encyclopedia of Education and Human Development
Stephen J. Farenga (Editor); Daniel Ness (Editor); James A. Borland (Foreword by)
LB15 .E473 2005 (5th floor stacks)
Includes sections on constructs of learning; philosophical, social, & political issues in education; levels in educational practice; physical, motor, & cognitive domains; issues concerning diverse populations; people of importance to theory & practice.
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World education encyclopedia: a survey of educational systems worldwide
LB15 .W87 2002 (Richter Reference)
This country-by-country survey of educational systems provides detailed essays on the histories, legal foundations, and primary and secondary educational systems of 233 countries.
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Early childhood education : an international encyclopedia
LB1139.23 .E272 2007 (Richter Reference)
For educators, professionals, and parents, this reference provides A-Z entries in the first three volumes (with most entries pertaining to the U.S.). Volume Four contains narratives of current approaches to early childhood education in ten countries other than the U.S., providing an international approach to the topic.
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The Praeger handbook of education and psychology
LB1051 .P635 2007 (Richter Reference)
Cognition, mind, counseling psychology, lesson plans, learning styles, and Vygotsky are just a few of the many subjects discussed in this work. It combines effective, traditional knowledge with contemporary insights into the nature of today's schools and students.
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Higher education in the United States : an encyclopedia
LA225 .H54 2002 (Richter Reference)
Surveys the changing landscape of American higher education, from academic freedom to virtual universities, from campus crime to Pell Grants, from the Student Privacy Act to student diversity.
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Education and sociology : an encyclopedia
LC189.95 .E38 2002 (Richter Reference)
This single-volume reference provides readers and researchers with access to details on a wide range of topics and issues in the sociology of education. Entries cover both national and international perspectives and studies, as well as tackling controversial points in education today, including gender inequality, globalization, minorities, meritocracy, and more.
E-journals & E-journal Collections
Core Education Databases
How to Do Searches in a Database

Not sure how to do a good search in a database? Check out the video below!

Just beware of the sock puppet. ;)

Citation Linker

Do you already have a citation?

If you have the title of the journal, the volume, issue, date of publication or the title of the article, check out UM's Citation Linker. Enter the information you have into Citation Linker, and let it take you directly to the article you need.

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Additional Databases

Don't see what you need in the Core Education Databases section? Education topics can cross a wide variety of disciplines. Check out these databases for further help.

Education Databases

You can also use databases in other subject areas to help you find what you need. Going to be an art teacher? Check out our Art and Art History Databases. Biology teacher? Look at our Biology Databases. Just use the drop menu on the Databases page to navigate to the subject you prefer.

What are Citations?

What is a citation? Simply put, it's the information about the book or article that you're looking for or using. If you already have a citation, you're halfway to finding it. Let's do an example.

Say you're looking for this article:

Dickinson, R. (2006). Harry Potter Pedagogy: What We Learn about Teaching and Learning from J. K. Rowling. Clearing House: A Journal Of Educational Strategies, Issues And Ideas, 79(6), 240-244.

The citation is made up of several parts: The Author. (Publication Year). Title of Article. Title of Journal, Volume (Issue), Pages.

The most important part of the citation is the Title of Journal, followed by the Volume, Issue, or Page numbers. If you have a citation, your next step is to go to Citation Linker.

Enter the information you have into Citation Linker.

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Click on "Look Up". This will take you to a new page, with several sources that have the journal Clearing House and the right volume and issue number.

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Click on the word Journal under the Full Text column. Any one of the links will take you to a database that contains the article you are looking for. From here, simply find the correct year, volume, and issue number, which will take you to your article.

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Citation Linker

Do you already have a citation?

If you have the title of the journal, the volume, issue, date of publication or the title of the article, check out UM's Citation Linker. Enter the information you have into Citation Linker, and let it take you directly to the article you need.

Citation Linker

 

Activity Books

To locate books on activity programs or activities for the classroom, go to the library catalog and perform a subject search using any of the following suggested terms:

  • Activity programs in education
  • Study and teaching
  • Children's Libraries Activity Programs
  • Education Primary Activity Programs
  • Special Education Activity Programs

Other terms can be used to help narrow down searches to specific subject area programs, such as "Study and Teaching Science" or "Study and Teaching English".

Lesson Plans
Curriculum Planning Books

To locate books on curriculum planning, go to the library catalog and perform a subject search for "curriculum planning".

Other suggested subjects:

  • Curriculum evaluation
  • Curriculum change
  • Education curricula
  • Lesson planning
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Total Learning
Joanne Hendrick; Patricia Weissman
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Curriculum Planning
Forrest W. Parkay; C. Glenn Hass
LB2806.15 .C868 2000 (5th floor stacks)
 
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Understanding and Shaping Curriculum
Thomas W. Hewitt
LB1570 .H5 2006 (5th floor stacks)
 
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The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction
F. Michael Connelly; Ming Fang He; JoAnn Phillion
LB2806.15 .S24 2008 (5th floor stacks)
 
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Curriculum Mapping
Kathy Tuchman Glass; Bena Kallick (Foreword by)
LB2806.15 .G565 2007 (5th floor stacks)
 
Educational Videos for the Classroom
The Education Curriculum Collection

Preparing for student teaching? Performing field experiences? Just wondering what books and textbooks are used in Miami-Dade schools?


The library holds UM's Education Curriculum Collection, which includes K-12 textbooks used throughout Miami-Dade classrooms. Feel free to browse through the collection. Follow the link provided here for the full list.

Education Curriculum Collection at the Richter Library

Looking for the "Education Curriculum Library"? The Education Curriculum Library is housed by the School of Education in the Merrick Building.

More Resources for Teaching and Learning

The American Association of School Librarians has compiled a Best Websites for Teaching and Learning list. Check out the variety of resources, which assist teachers in incorporating digital storytelling, social networking, curriculum collaboration and more into lessons.

AASL's Best Websites for Teaching and Learning

U.S. Education Statistics
International Education Statistics
  • EdStats
    The World Bank's database of education statistics brings together data collected by various national and international organizations.

  • Eurydice
    An information network on education in Europe established by the European Commission and its member states.

  • International Comparisons in Education
    Links to data from international comparisons in education, and to various reports compiled from this data by the National Center for Education Statistics.

  • International Education Statistics Websites
    A select list of links to country's statistics web pages compiled by the National Center for Education Statistics.

  • OECD Education Database
    Database of key education indicators including enrollment, graduation rates, staffing, and educational expenditures. Data can be correlated by a number of variables including country, date, educational level, gender, and type of institution.

  • UNESCO Institute for Statistics
    Education statistics cover pre-primary, primary, secondary, post-secondary non-tertiary, and tertiary education. Includes education indicators on enrollment, literacy, staff, education expenditures, and gender disparities.

  • World Bank Education
    Portal to the World Bank's education pages.
More questions about social data?

If you have questions about how to use ICPSR or how to locate other social data, please contact Mei Mendez, our social data librarian.

Mei Mendez
Latin American & Caribbean Studies,
International Studies, Sociology & Social Data Librarian
Phone: 305-284-2040
Email: meimendez@miami.edu

FTCE Test Prep Guides

The University of Miami Libraries tries to keep the most recent test preparation guides for the Florida Teacher Certification Examinations. Test preparation guides are available to help candidates prepare for the FTCE tests. These guides are each approximately 30 pages in length and include a list of competencies and skills tested and sample test items.

To locate guides, go to the IBISWEB library catalog and perform a subject search for "Florida teacher certification examination--study"; or, perform a keyword search for FTCE and YOUR SUBJECT (i.e. FTCE and Biology)

Did you know...?

All of the computers located in the Information Commons (1st floor of Richter Library) have the SPSS and SAS software installed.

FTCE Test Prep Guides

The University of Miami Libraries tries to keep the most recent test preparation guides for the Florida Teacher Certification Examinations. Test preparation guides are available to help candidates prepare for the FTCE tests. These guides are each approximately 30 pages in length and include a list of competencies and skills tested and sample test items.

To locate guides, go to the IBISWEB library catalog and perform a subject search for "Florida teacher certification examination--study"; or, perform a keyword search for FTCE and YOUR SUBJECT (i.e. FTCE and Biology)

The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Educational Researcher

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American Educational Research Journal

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What are RSS Feeds?

RSS is a protocol that lets users subscribe to online content using a "reader" or "aggregator." Internet users tend to settle on preferred information sources. RSS allows users to create a list of those sources in an application that automatically retrieves updates, saving users considerable time and effort.

What is RSS?
7 things you should know about RSS (Educause)

RSS Readers:
Bloglines

Google Reader

List of web-based feed readers

New York Times--Education

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Older UM Theses & Disserations

To locate University of Miami PhD Theses and Dissertations:

Go to the IBISWEB Advanced Search Page

Enter your search term(s)

Under "Material Type", select "UM Theses"

Contact the Department of Special Collections to locate masters theses.

Managing your Citations
Online Citation Help
A Quick Guide to Plagiarism

What is plagarism?

Ideas - and the words that express them - can belong to people. So when you use someone else's words and ideas, especially in your essays and written assignments, you have to tell people where you got your ideas and quotes from. If you don't cite your sources, it's considered a type of stealing.

Don't be an idea thief!

Use the links and videos on this page to learn what plagiarism is, and why your professors don't want you to do it.

Reference Resources
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Encyclopedia of Special Education
Cecil R. Reynolds; Elaine Fletcher-Janzen
LC4007 .E53 2000 (Richter Reference)
Includes alphabetized entries covering the full gamut of special education research and practice. Entries include biographies, reviews of assessment instruments and teaching approaches, cross-cultural issues, legal issues, overviews of specific learning disabilities, and much more.
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Dictionary of Special Education and Rehabilitation
Glenn A. Vergason; M. L. Anderegg
LC3957 .V47 1997 (Richter Reference)
Includes more than 2,000 definitions, as well as sections on abbreviations, acronyms and legal terms, directories of pertinent associations and national centers, periodicals and journals, and sources of legal assistance. Although designed to facilitate introducing students to special education and related fields, this dictionary is useful to anyone seeking to understand and use a basic educational, medical, legal, and psychological vocabulary as applied to special education and rehabilitation.
Journals Covering Children with Learning Disabilities
Journals Covering Gifted Children
Journals Covering Children with Physical Disabilities
Journals Covering Psychology and Behavioral Issues
How to use the class guides

Course-specific guides have been created for certain classes. Hover over the "Class Guides" tab and select the course you need from the drop-down menu.

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