The language used in the library catalog and databases may not coincide with the language used in the education field. If you do not find the information you seek using one term, try a different term or combination of terms. Here are some synonymous terms you can try:
AssessmentTry also: testing
Technology in schoolsTry also: computer-assisted instruction
Curriculum guidesTry also: lesson planning
Special educationTry also: remedial teaching
special needs children
Bilingual educationTry also: dual language
ESL or ESOL
Try also: Cognitive styles
Discipline in the classroom
Try also: classroom management
Try also: school violence
Schools safety measures
Be very specific in your language; add words such as “public”, “private”, “elementary”, “middle school”, and “United States” to narrow your search.
JOURNAL, NEWSPAPER & MAGAZINE ARTICLES:
ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) - citations and abstracts of education related journals, documents and digests from the U.S. Department of Education
LearningExpress Library—online practice tests based on official exams, including TExES PPR tests
Professional Development Collection—full text education journals and reports
ProQuest Databases—Articles from journals, magazines, national newspapers including the Houston Chronicle and National Public Radio (NPR) selected programs.
Academic Search Complete—Articles from journals, magazines, newspapers on a variety of topics.
Teacher Reference Center—Index of 280 popular teacher and school administrator trade journals
Vocational & Career Collection—full text coverage for nearly 350 trade and industry related periodicals
HELPFUL INTERNET RESOURCES:
This is a source for short videos on topics from art to technology. Search by subject. Includes comments from teachers who have used the videos..
Information on Federal funding and policy
State funding, standards, curriculum. Information on teacher certification
Lesson plans, printables and more
TExES Study Guides
TExES study guides are available for check-out from the many libraries in the Lone Star/Harris County consortium.
To find these guides, search the catalog by typing the word “texes” in the Keyword Anywhere search box.
If you are looking for a particular subject test, such as math, add that subject name in the search box. (eg, texes math* - the asterisk at the end of the word indicates that you are looking for all possible endings to the word—in this case, it will search for the words “math” and “mathematics”)
You can also add grade level indications to further narrow your search. (eg, texes math* 4-8)
If you know the test number, use it in your search. (eg, texes 115)
If you are short on time:
The TExES study guides are in high demand, and you may have to wait some time for the guide you need to become available. Below are a few websites where you can get a copy of your own:
Study guides can be downloaded for free , or you can order a printed version for $15, plus tax, shipping and handling.
Extensive study guides available for purchase. Books range in price from $20-$60.
CALL NUMBERS FOR EDUCATION RESOURCES:
Library of Congress Classification
Research Collection and reference
LA—History of education
LB—Theory and practice of education
LC—Special aspects of
Non-fiction Collection and reference
371—School management; special education
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