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Tim Siftar

Tim Siftar
Librarian for Information Sci & Tech, School of Education, and Goodwin College
Hours M-F: 9am-5pm
Hagerty Library, Room 134


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Educational Administration

  1. Finding Books
  2. Finding Articles
  3. Reference Books
  4. News
  5. Dissertations
  6. Evaluation and Assessment
  7. Statistics
  8. Web Resources

Finding Books

Searching the Drexel Library catalog for books on educational administration:

Try a keyword search:

school reform | school finance

Try browsing by subject:

Educational Leadership or School Management and Organization

Search just Drexel's e-books:

Advanced Catalog Search (set location = "DU Electronic Books") or this link works too for browsing.

Or search full-text of e-books we have from e-book vendors:

EBrary (has good education collection) or NetLibrary

No luck? Try the following steps:

1.) Identify good books searching all US libraries via: WorldCat

2.) Or search fulltext on: GoogleBooks

3.) Then order books you have identified through Drexel's self-service inter-library-loan: EZBorrow

4.) Or, if the book you want is not in our EZBorrow network, request it via our Inter-Library-Loan system, ILLiad (requires initial quick registration) ILLiad QUESTION: How do distance education students borrow books from the Drexel collection? ANSWER: Request books in the Drexel Library catalog via ILLiad, same as you would an out-of-network book. Be sure to indicate in your profile and request your are a distance ed student. It will be shipped to you via UPS with a return-mail label included. You may renew it two times if no one else has requested it. You are then responsible for the cost of mailing it back to Drexel. Books borrowed from other libraries through EZBorrow or ILLiad will be mailed to you the same way, but you may only renew them once.

Finding Articles

Reference Books

best resourceEncyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration -- ELECTRONIC Presents the most recent theories, research, terms, concepts, ideas, and histories on educational leadership and school administration as it is taught in preparation programs and practiced in schools and colleges today. With over 600 entries, written by more than 200 professors, graduate students, practitioners, and association officials, the two volumes of this Encyclopedia represent a comprehensive knowledge base of educational leadership and school administration.

Encyclopedia of Education -- PRINT and ELECTRONIC Intended to provide a comprehensive description of the enterprise of education both within the United States and throughout the world. Approximately 900 articles offer a view of the institutions, people, processes, and products found in educational practice.

The School Law Handbook -- ELECTRONIC designed to enable educators to confront such issues as the school environment, Constitutional issues, students, personnel, and accountability with information, insight, and initiative.


best resourceThe School Administrator -- ELECTRONIC AASA's monthly magazine provides big-picture perspectives and collegial discussions on a broad range of topics in education, leadership, instructional materials and resources unique to the education community.

Stateline -- WWW A clearinghouse of news headlines, at the state and federal level, covering a broad variety of topics. This link takes you to the education headlines.

Education Week -- WWW The leading education newspaper's website includes a vast amount of free content including news, teacher information, research reports, technology advances and employment resources.

Try looking in the Library's e-journal directory for individual titles that come up with the words "educational administration" Factiva or Lexis Nexis Academic Universe Comprehensive news sources for elusive or late-breaking stories. Factiva is what most corporate PR officers use. Power searching via their elegant interface can take some getting used to. Call the Reference Desk for a quick intro: 215-895-2755


Digital Dissertations -- ELECTRONIC For electronic versions of all dissertations, full-text is available online since 1997. This includes both Drexel-affiliated and non-Drexel authors for most cases  (this is *new* since winter '12). For those minority of Non-Drexel theses not available full-text, they can be requested via our Inter-Library Loan service ILLiad. Great for graduate students to see samples. Also, fyi, the Drexel Archives electronically publishes most Drexel Theses and Dissertations via our institutional repository. This is also how they end up getting listed in Google Scholar.

Evaluation and Assessment

See the separate research guide on this topic.


best resourceNational Center for Educational Statistics -- WWW The primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education

TableBase -- ELECTRONIC This unique resource indexes just the charts & data-tables from a very wide array of full-text sources. Hit or miss, but if your issue has been in the news, you are likely to find supporting data here.

NEA Reports & Statistics -- WWW focuses on US Educational statistics including full rankings by state, average teacher salaries by state and many more reports

best resourceStatistical Resources on the Web - Education -- WWW A vast collection of statistical resources from The University of Michigan's Documents Center.

Web Resources

Education Law Association -- WWW Provides information about current legal issues affecting education and the rights of those involved in education in both public and private K-12 schools, universities, and colleges

best resourceEducation Commission of the States -- WWW Seeks to improve public education by facilitating the exchange of information, ideas and experiences among state policymakers and education leaders.

best resourceAmerican Association of School Administrators -- WWW A professional organization for education leaders whose goal is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children.




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