Pew Learning Center & Ellison Library

ODL 320 - Program Planning

Fall 2013, Term I

Professor: Dr. Marty O'Keefe, ext. 3760
Librarian: Heather Stewart Harvey , ext. 3062

Books, Books, and more Books!

  • Use our catalog to find books/ebooks, videos, CDs, etc.            
  • Use WorldCat to find and request books from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan.  If you are overwhelmed by the amount of content in WorldCat, try looking up a book that has already been helpful to you.  Then search by some of the same subject terms.  Or look for the section of the record that says 'More Like This' and click the 'Advanced Options' link.  What you see there should help you find similar materials.                                                              

Find Articles

Finding an article can involve three steps.

 1. Use Databases to find articles or citations. If the citation includes the full-text or image, you can get the article right away. If not, go to Step 2.

 2. Use Journal Finder to see if we have the journal you want. Note: this is the step to go to if you *already have a citation* in hand. If we do, get your article from the source. If not, go to Step 3. You can also view a list of Relevant Journals In Our Collection and then check Journal Finder for access info.

 3. Use Interlibrary Loan to request the article from another library. Please allow time.

Selected Full-Text Databases and Web Sites

 Interdisciplinary databases covering a variety of subjects:

 Education databases:

  • ERIC - citations and abstracts of the international journal and report literature in education and related fields (also includes curriculum documents)
  • Education Full Text 
  • Teacher Reference Center - potential source of relevant articles. Note: this database does not link to Journal Finder, so you will have to manually search Journal Finder to see if we have access to the article. May also include citations to articles with teacher lesson plans.
Science & Social Science Databases:
  • Environment Complete
  • Social Sciences Full Text- indexing and full text access for journals in the social sciences
  • PsycInfo - a comprehensive index of the professional and academic literature in psychology and related disciplines
  • PsycArticles - subset of PsycInfo of full-text articles from the American Psychological Association

  Suggestions for Citation Management:

   Zotero – this is an excellent citation management tool that functions through Firefox,              suitable only for those with their own computer.  This tool integrates into Word or OpenOffice    documents also, with a plugin available here.  


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  • Personal assistance: send me email, call me at ext. 3059, or come see me.                                                                            
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