Preparing students for a lifelong pursuit of knowledge is an important and challenging undertaking. KYVL supports all the professionals who have taken on the challenge through databases designed to assist in everything from supporting the professional’s own research interests to practical sources that can be used in lesson planning and more.
Below are a few highlights about those resources.
ERIC is an EBSCO database that provides immediate access to information about education, including sources cited in the Current Index of Journals in Education and the Resources in Education Index.
Faculty, teachers, and students of education will find this resource to be a rich collection of data that will make their own research process easier with comprehensive access to information related to every aspect of education.
LISTA – Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts
This bibliographic database from EBSCO provides coverage on subjects such as librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Delivered via the EBSCOhost platform, LISTA indexes nearly 600 periodicals plus books, research reports, and proceedings. With coverage dating back to the mid-1960s, it is the oldest continuously produced database covering the field of information science.
This is useful for information professionals across all library types as well as related fields such as Big Data, and Information and Knowledge Management.
Avid readers would do well to note this database and become familiar with it. It is a quite useful reader recommendation resource. It might even be more reliable than your best friend’s latest recommendation in terms of matching your desire to what’s available.
Novelist is an electronic readers’ advisory resource that assists fiction readers in finding new authors and titles. In includes 90,000 full text reviews, over 36,000 subject headings and a complete spectrum of searching options, including searching by title, by author or simply by describing pertinent plot details.
Teacher Reference Center
Even teachers need to get new ideas and fresh perspectives sometimes, and this reference center can be a source of inspiration.
This index of over 260 titles from the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals, periodicals, and books is now also offered free via the EBSCOhost platform. This database provides coverage on key education topics such as Assessment, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, Science & Mathematics, and more for K-12 Teachers & Librarians.
Access to sources for educators and librarians is now just a tad easier through our updated menus on the KYVL website too.
KYVL Staff, January 10, 2014
KYVL provides all Kentuckians with equitable access to library resources and to a common foundation of quality online information for lifelong learning, working and living.