EDC316 Early Childhood Development & Learning 2012
Instructor: Assist. Prof. Mark Jackson, Reference & Online Resources Librarian
Bloomfield College subscribes to at least three online databases suitable for research in the field of education. These databases provide research articles that ARE NOT usually available on the Web. Briefly, these are articles written by experts in the field of education, are usually peer reviewed, provide bibliographies and citations, and involve research statistics or studies. ProQuest and Academic Search Premier will often provide full text articles, including graphs and charts. ERIC is primarily a bibliographic citation index and sometimes provides the full text of an article.
What is a scholar? Google Scholar [http://scholar.google.com/] provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research.
Our test search example will be technology and learning in an early childhood education setting. This article from the New York Times discusses this issue: In Classroom of Future, Stagnant Scores
Some other examples:
If you need additional help, I encourage you to email me at email@example.com – If you need to spend time with me, I will be happy to make an appointment with you. Best wishes, Mark Jackson – Reference and Online Resources Librarian