Education Teacher Resources 

  • Annenberg Learner  - provides access to professional development materials for educators. 

  • Best Of History - "Contains annotated links to over 1200 history web sites as well as links to hundreds of quality K-12 history lesson plans, history teacher guides, history activities, history games, history quizzes, and more."

  • Book Collection Nonfiction: Elementary School Edition (Ebsco)  - is a rich research database for school and public libraries. It contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for more than 1,290 popular nonfiction books. The database includes high interest titles on animals, weather, holidays, Native Americans, United States, Canada, biographies, civics and more.

  • Book Collection Nonfiction: High School Edition (Ebsco) - is a rich research database for school and public libraries. It contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for more than 2,440 popular nonfiction books. The database includes high interest titles on careers, health, ethnicity, disabilities, technology, biographies, music, science, history, civics and more.

  • Book Collection Nonfiction: Middle School Edition (Ebsco) - is a rich research database for school and public libraries. It contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for more than 3,100 popular nonfiction books. The database includes high interest titles on careers, health, ethnicity, disabilities, technology, biographies, history, science, women, civics and more.

  • Discovering Collections (Gale) - Covers core curriculum areas, including history, literature, science, social studies, and more with reference material, primary sources, creative works, video and audio clips. Also provides an integrated national and state curriculum standards search with content correlated to the standards.
     
  • E-Books (EBSCO) - Online electronic books available on a wide variety of topics. 
     
  • Education Full-Text - H. W. Wilson indexes and abstracts articles of at least one column in length from English-language periodicals and yearbooks published in the United States and elsewhere. English-language books relating to education published in 1995 or later are also indexed.  Abstracting coverage begins with January 1994; full-text coverage begins in January 1996.
     
  • ERIC -Education Resources Information Center  - (Ebsco) ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center contains more than 1.3 million records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966.  This database provides citations to education literature and resources.
     
  • eThemes (Morenet) is an extensive database of content-rich, age-appropriate resources organized around specific themes for classroom use. 
     
  • Finding Missouri: Our History and Heritage  - Each of the 18 videos focuses on a single topic and lasts approximately 10-15 minutes. They are designed for use by students and teachers in Missouri’s schools.  [Funded by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the Historical Preservation Section of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.]
     
  • GEM - Gateway to Educational Materials - Provides educators with quick and easy access to thousands of educational resources found on various federal, state, university, non-profit and commercial Internet sites.  It contains a variety of educational resource types from activities and lesson plans to online projects to assessment items. 

  • Job & Career Accelerator - (MOREnet) puts everything you need to land a job in one place. You can: Explore over 1,000 different occupations ; Discover the career that's best for you ; Search local and national job and internship postings ;Create professional resumes and cover letters ; Practice and master interviewing skills ; Get valuable job-search tips and advice at every step ;Organize and track your job-search progress, etc.

  • Journal Finder – provides easy access to all online full-text journal titles contained in all of Westminster’s resources.  You can search by title or subject and then link directly to the appropriate database for additional searching.  

     
  • Learning Express Library - (Morenet- ) Contains over 300 online academic and licensing practice tests including SAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT, Advanced Placement, civil service, military, real estate, law enforcement, citizenship, TOEFL, ESL and basic skills for elementary, middle and high school skills improvement and much more. Test preparation materials span ages from elementary through adult. This testing resource also provides instant scoring and customized feedback. 
     
  • Library Homework Center  - From Multnomah County Oregon Public Library –provides K – 12 homework help and other tools.

  • MAS Ultra - School Edition (Ebsco) - Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines. MAS Ultra – School Edition also provides more than 360 full text reference books, 85,670 biographies, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.
     
  • Middle Search Plus (Ebsco) - provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Middle Search Plus also contains 84,774 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and a School Image Collection of photos, maps and flags.
     
  • Missouri Digital Heritage Initiative  - Access to a wide variety of digitized collections. More than 6.8 million records can be accessed through Missouri Digital Heritage, including the collections of the Missouri State Archives, the Missouri State Library and other institutions from across the state.

  • Netsmartz.org - Morenet interactive, educational safety resource from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® and Boys & Girls Clubs of America for children (ages 5-17), parents, guardians, educators and law enforcement that uses age-appropriate, 3-D activities to teach children how to stay safer on the Internet.

  • Primary Search (Ebsco) - Primary Search provides full text for more than 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990.

  • Professional Development Collection (Ebsco) -- Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports. Professional Development Collection is the most comprehensive collection of full text education journals in the world.
      
  • Research Starters – Education (EbscoHost) - provides study and research guides designed specifically for advanced high school students, college students and selected graduate students. Comprehensive, concise topic summary articles, of about 3,000 words in length, are written by researchers, scholars and other subject matter experts.

  • Science Reference Center (Ebsco) -  comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text science-oriented content. Designed to meet every student's science research needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources.  Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife. Science Reference Center also satisfies the demand for standards-based content by providing teachers and librarians with articles correlated to state and national curriculum standards. 
     
  • Scientific Living  - Includes two minute movies on the solar system, outer space, space technology and space, time, etc. A discussion sheet, worksheet and script sheet are available for each episode for easy integration into the classroom. [Sponsored by Missouri Public School Media in partnership with Missouri State University.]
     
  • Tree of Life  - Collaborative effort of biologists from around the world to provide information about the diversity of organisms on Earth, their evolutionary history, and characteristics.
     
  • Video Conferencing Resources for the Classroom  

  • Workforce Skills for 21st Century Success (MOREnet) - Tutorials on commonly used software applications including Microsoft and Adobe.
        

SPECIALTY SEARCHES

Kids Search
Designed specifically for elementary/middle school students according to their needs and search abilities. The Kids Search interface provides a child-friendly, graphically-rich design that is fun to use.  Kids Search makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results. Results can be easily sorted by source type - -magazines, reference books, photos, flags, etc.

(Student Searches: Book Collection - Nonfiction, Middle Search Plus, Newspaper Source, Primary Search and Science Reference Center.)

(Teacher Resources Screen Searches: Academic Search Elite, ERIC and Professional Development Collection.)

Searchasaurus
Designed for users in elementary or middle schools. It is an animated interface with a dinosaur theme that encourages students to enhance and develop basic search methodologies. Searchasaurus offers Lexile limiters (reading level), making it easy for students to read and research only appropriately challenging materials.  Searchasaurus makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results.

(Student Searches: Book Collection - Nonfiction, Middle Search Plus, Newspaper Source and Primary Search.)

(Teacher Resources Screen Searches: Academic Search Elite, ERIC and Professional Development Collection.)

Student Research Center
Designed specifically for secondary school students, according to their needs and search abilities. It makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results. Results can be easily sorted by source type—magazines, reference books, photos, flags, etc.

(Student Searches: Book Collection - Nonfiction, Mas Ultra - School Edition, Middle Search Plus, Newspaper Source and Science Reference Center.)

(Teacher Resources Screen Searches: Academic Search Elite, ERIC and Professional Development Collection.)