Education Research Guide
Welcome to the Education Research Guide. This guide is to assist students who are taking courses in the Walker School of Education, and can also assist students, faculty, and staff doing research in this area.
This Research Guide will provide information on the most relevant databases to search from, online periodicals we may subscribe to, and websites and open access options for this subject.
If you have questions or would like assistance with your research, please contact the Head Librarian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book recommendations listed by year. Books are selected and reviewed by children. From the International Reading Association.
Book vendor focused on PK-12 education resources for libraries and classrooms. Free, but requires registration.
Allows searching by reading level, interest level, book type (concept book, read aloud, etc.), subject and genre. From Scholastic Books.
Online merchant of books and other educational materials for K-12 schools.
Use the “Collection Development Search” for subject searching. Free, but requires registration.
For outstanding science writing and illustration for children and young adults.
American Indians in Children’s Literature (AICL) provides critical analysis of Indigenous peoples in children’s and young adult books.
For writing and illustrations by and about Native Americans. Includes children’s and young adult categories.
Lists the Caldecott, Newbery, Pura Belpre, Coretta Scott King Awards and many others.
Includes children’s and picture books about Asian/Pacific Americans and their culture.
For children and young adults, in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.
For children’s books translated into English for publication in the United States.
Books for young readers with significant feminist content.
Picture Book, Fiction/Poetry and Non-Fiction categories. Includes both Children’s and Young Adults.
Honors picture books for children.
Recognizes exceptional African American authors and illustrators. Includes children’s literature category.
The purpose of this database is to create a tailored reading list of quality children’s literature or to find out if a book has won one of the indexed awards. I expect the user to be a librarian or a teacher intervening for a child-reader, however anyone may make use of it to find the best in children’s literature including parents, book store personnel, and children and young adults themselves.
For Children’s and Young Adult Science books.
Recognizes authors and illustrators who realistically portray individuals with developmental disabilities in children’s literature.
Sponsored by the Mystery Writers of America. Includes awards for best juvenile and young adult mysteries.
For comic books and graphic novels, including categories for early readers, kids, and teens.
Books for beginning readers.
For children’s science picture books.
The Nebraska children’s choice literary award.
For beginning readers.
Math-related fiction and non-fiction books, including several age groups from Pre-K to Teens.
Honors outstanding children’s literature. Includes some young adult titles.
Recognizes literature that best celebrates the Latino culture.
Award in children’s and young adult literature for excellence in representing the experiences of those with disabilities.
For historical fiction, young adult or children’s books.
Informational non-fiction book for children.
Distinguished writing about the American West. Categories for best illustrated children’s book, juvenile fiction, and juvenile non-fiction.
Links to children’s literature awards in each state.
For children’s and young adults literature relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/trans experience.
Coverage of most academic areas including business, social sciences, general academic, and general sciences.
In-depth, full-text profiles, with more than 32,000 photographs.
Full text reference works and narrative biographies for over 460,000 notable people.
A large database of open access peer-reviewed journals and articles.
Online resource for everything education of all levels and specialties.
Covers all aspects of education published in the journal, book, and grey literature including dissertations and conference proceedings.
Research topics focused on elementary school projects.
This database includes two Arts and Sciences collections with journals from subjects including the social sciences, education, law, criminology, history, etc.
Database created for High School libraries containing magazines, books, biographies, maps, and more.
Reading recommendations for the younger crowd, tools for teachers and parents.
Reading recommendations for fiction and nonfiction titles, book summaries, reviews, and series information.
Database containing magazines pertaining to elementary school research and education.
Illustrated by art students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
eBook reference to biographical collections.
Includes some award-winning online books and accompanying coloring books.
A collection of coloring pages with African Proverbs.
A large collection of open access eBooks.
Collection of text from a wide range of academic disciplines.
Collection of eBooks with a wide range of subjects.
Read more than 500 books online in over two dozen languages.
eBook collection resource for high school students. Topics include history, literature, health, math, science, and more.
eBook collection of general subjects pertaining to elementary school students. Subjects include history, math, science, arts, etc.
Historical children’s literature.
Videos of picture books read by actors from the Screen Actors Guild.
From the University of New Mexico’s Digital Collections.
Create an account using your Midland email.
As a leading authority in education, EducationWeek is the comprehensive cornerstone for educators, policymakers, and business leaders alike.
Edutopia is a trusted source shining a spotlight on what works in education. We show people how they can adopt or adapt best practices, and we tell stories of innovation and continuous learning in the real world.
I Love Public Schools is dedicated to sharing the stories of schools today and capturing the strength and humanity happening in schools today.
The Reading Teacher (RT) provides the latest peer-reviewed, research-based best practices to literacy educators working with children up to age 12. RT’s classroom-ready articles cover topics from curriculum, instruction, and assessment to strategies for teaching diverse populations of literacy learners.
Started by author James Patterson, ReadKiddoRead actively works to identify and celebrate books that create interest and excitement in kids’ reading lives. Includes annual awards, author interviews and videos.
Free-loan described and captioned educational media is available to students who are deaf, blind, hard of hearing, visually impaired, or deaf-blind. This educational media is made accessible to the deaf and hard of hearing via captioning and to the blind and visually impaired via description. With over 4,000 titles (and growing!) available for viewing, the DCMP is continuing to provide equal accessibility to these students and the professionals who serve them. There are no user-registration or service fees. Registration is required.
Search by topic, grade, subject, and content type to find lessons featuring videos, images, and more.
Lesson plans based on movies and films.
The Annual Reports group produces reports each year that summarize data from over 25 surveys administered by NCES and other government agencies.
Archive of digital analysis-ready social science data in multiple software formats including SPSS, SAS, and Stata. Summary statistics for online analysis datasets. Instructional materials for classroom-ready datasets. Searchable bibliographies of data-related literature.
Hundreds of indicators on child well-being.
Report on school equity and accessibility.
Your one-stop location for Nebraska education data, the NEP provides demographics and testing data for all K-12 schools in the state of Nebraska.
Nebraska Public Documents provides free public access to digitized historic annual reports of state agencies in Nebraska for the use of students, scholars, and the general public. Through this digitization project, we provide keyword searching options never before available. Eventually, the intent of the project is to provide access to state government agency reports from 1891 through 1956, with metadata enhancements as funds become available.
The School Attendance Boundary Information System (SABINS) was a National Science Foundation-funded project to provide, free of charge, aggregate census data and GIS-compatible boundary files for school attendance areas, or school catchment areas, for selected areas in the United States for the 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 school years.
Provided by the Institute of Education Sciences, the National Center for Education Statistics provides data on higher education institutions.
Find key data for state/jurisdiction performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) assessments in mathematics, reading, writing, and science at grades 4, 8 and 12 (where applicable). View trends and demographics, download snapshot reports, and compare results for each state/jurisdiction to the nation and to the other states.