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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:



       Try also:   testing 


Technology in schools

            Try also:    computer-assisted instruction
                               instructional systems


Curriculum guides

            Try also:    lesson planning


Special education

           Try also:    remedial teaching
                              special needs children
                              learning disabled


Bilingual education

            Try also:    dual language
                               ESL or ESOL

Learning styles

            Try also:   Cognitive styles


Discipline in the classroom

            Try also:   classroom management


School safety

            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.






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






Teacher Tube

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..

U.S. Department of Education

            Information on Federal funding    and policy

Texas Education Agency

            State funding, standards,  curriculum. Information on teacher certification

State Board for Educator Certification

Teacher Vision

       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:


Texas Education Agency, Testing Service

Study guides can be downloaded for free , or you can order a printed version for $15, plus tax, shipping and handling.

Ed Publishing & Consulting

Extensive study guides available for purchase. Books range in price from $20-$60.




            Library of Congress Classification

            Research Collection and reference

                        L—Education (General)

                        LA—History of education

                        LB—Theory and practice of education

                        LC—Special aspects of



            Dewey Classification

            Non-fiction Collection and reference

                        370—Education (General)

                        371—School management; special education

                        372—Elementary education

                        373—Secondary education




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