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Last Updated: Aug 19, 2014 URL: Print Guide

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How do I find . . . ?

Peer-reviewed journal articles?

Use One Search or a specialized database and then limit your results to "peer-reviewed." The articles and databases tab above provides access to the most useful specialized databases for education. Alternatively, if you want to know whether a specific journal title is peer-reviewed, use Cabell's, which is also listed under the articles and databases tab above.

Full-text articles?

Many articles are already available full-text in the databases; however, if you locate an article with no PDF or HTML full-text, use the "Find-It" link to see if another full-text copy is available elsewhere in a different database or if the library owns a print copy. If neither option is available, submit a request for the article from Interlibrary Loan.

Books and ebooks in education?

On the library homepage, use the Catalog to search for books and ebooks by topic or title. Ebooks will provide a link. Print books will have a call number. Use the library maps to find the location of a call number in the library.

Mezzanine A?

Many of the education books are located on Mezzanine A, which is accessible from the Lyceum side of the building. Ask at the circulation desk next to Starbucks for directions to the stairway to the Mezzanines.

Educational tests and assessments?

Select the Mental Measurements Yearbook  under the articles and databases tab above. This print/online series reviews commercially available tests and surveys. It contains descriptions and reviews to many current instruments such as DIBELS and Accuplacer. To locate actual instruments, use a specialized database (such as PsycINFO, ERIC, or Academic Search Premier) to retrieve articles where the instrument is provided in the appendix.

Keep Current on Education Topics

  • NY Times -- The Learning Network
    "The Learning Network provides teaching and learning materials and ideas based on New York Times content. Teachers can use or adapt our lessons across subject areas and levels or contribute their own ideas."
  • NY Times -- Education News
    Stay current by reading the NY Times' education section.
  • TED Talks -- Education
    "How do we reinvent education? These TED Talks explore the latest thinking — from teachers, parents, kids — on how to build a better school."
  • TED Ed -- Lessons Worth Sharing
    Use TED Ed to construct a classroom lesson around any TED Ed, TED, or YouTube video

Focus on Education: Digital Collections

The Mississippi Education Journal                     Modern schools brochure                        MEA Newsletter Vol. 3, No. 4

  • University of Mississippi Digital Collection--Education
    The Mississippi Education Collection contains articles, newsletters, and miscellaneous documents related to education in Mississippi. Items were created between 1924 and 2000. The collection has been digitized in its entirety.
  • Mississippi State Textbook Commission
    The collection consists entirely of the typed minutes of the Mississippi State Textbook Rating and Purchasing Board (1940-46), the Mississippi State Textbook Purchasing Board (1946-1981), and the Mississippi State Textbook Procurement Commission (1981-1987). Occasionally letters and other documents appear in the record.

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