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Education: Subject Guide: Start Here

This guide will point you to various education-related resources available through Southwestern.

Databases: Education

Search these databases for peer reviewed articles and more.

Education Web Resources

Center for Multilingual, Multicultural Research
Multicultural megasite from the University of Southern California with extensive links and resources.

The Children's Literature Web Guide
Gathers together and categorizes a broad array of Internet resources related to books for children and young adults. The site is well organized, updated regularly and has its own search engine.

Discovery Education - School Resources
Home of the Lesson Plans Library. Includes other useful features for classroom use. (Department of Education)
A fully searchable, comprehensive site from the U.S. Department of Education. Arranged into major categories such as Research & Statistics and Grants & Contracts. Very useful A to Z Index .

FREE: Federal resources for educational excellence
Incredibly content rich site of teaching and learning resources provided by more than 30 federal agencies.

The Knowledge Loom
Review research, identify best practices, and participate in online events and discussions and discover supporting organizations and resources. A content rich site.

LD Online
Interactive guide to learning disabilities for parents, teachers and children.

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
The essential place to go for extensive statistics on American education.

The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
NICHCY provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, and other professionals. Especially useful here is an extensive list of resources by state.

PBS Teachers
Includes over 3,000 free lesson plans and activities.

SERI: Special education resources on the Internet
A site with very extensive listings created to make online Special Education resources easily and readily available in one location.

Smithsonian Education
Central education website of the Smithsonian Institution with lesson plans and other resources for educators.

Teachers Network is a nationwide, educational non-profit organization. The website offers lesson plans and other helpful resources. One section is devoted to information specifically For New Teachers.