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Information Literacy Resources for EDUC SEWS: Home
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. Because each library creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different libraries (your school, your public library, or your office).
Provides access to the full text of hundreds of top quality reference books in all major subjects ranging from art and literature to psychology and social sciences to religion and technology, as well as bilingual and biographical dictionaries. Provides access to a multitude of Topic Pages on various subjects, which include subject overviews as well as links to associated journal articles, resources from e-books, and relevant images.
This database contains several online reference books on performing arts including The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre. The collection contains over 100 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works in a fully-indexed, cross-searchable database.
Explore Topics: What Works Clearinghouse
Check out timely topics and current research trends at the What Works Clearinghouse. This is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) and will lead you to lots of articles and resources in ERIC.
The Curriculum Lab is a section of books and resources for teachers focusing on classroom activities, learning games, and other practical exercises. It is currently located in the main library on the second floor in the medical library. Below are a few sample searches showing some titles in the collection. It is also an easy section to browse!
Created by Heather Williams from University of Texas San Antonio
The Article Analysis module was first conceived to serve as an online resource for UTSA’s Academic Inquiry class but was created and released with all online audiences in mind. Students who complete this module will learn about scholarly articles and how they are arranged. First, students watch a 2-minute informational video, then they perform a 2-phase interactive activity reinforcing knowledge gained from the video, and finally they take a quiz to assess their knowledge. Upon completion of the quiz, students are presented with their grade on a printable certificate to turn into their professor. Academic Inquiry faculty provided input that assisted with innovative solutions within this module. The module includes three seamless options so that faculty are able to easily share, embed or integrate this module within Blackboard.