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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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School Librarianship

  1. Finding Books
  2. Finding Articles
  3. Professional Resources
  4. Collection Development

Finding Books

Finding Articles

  • best resourceERIC on EBSCO 1967-present (see SFX links for full text) — ELECTRONIC Journal articles, agency reports, and much more. The authoritative repository for the teaching discipline published by the U.S. Department of Education. SEARCH TIPS: On the EBSCO platform, try “limiting your results” using the new “Education Level” or “Peer-Reviewed” option. Or, use the thesaurus to identify your terms. Then with the Advanced Search, use the drop down menus to specify your terms as “SU Descriptors,” placing quotes around any search phrases.
  • best resourceERIC.ed.gov - on free web (see “Find in a Library” links for full text) — WEB
    SEARCH TIPS: On the free web platform, use the thesaurus to identify your search terms. Then in Advanced Search, specify your terms as “descriptors” and place quotes around them.
    For help, consult the guide to ERIC resources. I recommend trying your search in both this EBSCO and the free web version of ERIC - results may differ!
  •  Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) — ELECTRONIC Indexes more than 600 periodicals, plus books, research reports and proceedings. Many abstracts lead to full-text via SFX.
  • Library Literature & Information Science Full Text — ELECTRONIC Library and Information Science Journals Indexed from 1982, abstracted from 1984, and available in full text from 1994.
  • Library Literature & Information Science Retrospective: 1905-1983 — ELECTRONIC Indexing of over 1,200 periodicals, with citations to more than 500,000 articles, including book reviews. Search hundreds of periodicals, plus books, book chapters and library school theses.
  • Try subjects such as Children's literature -- Authors and illustrators, Young adults' literature, Individual authors and illustrators.
  • Library and Information Science Abstracts (LISA) — ELECTRONIC Library and Information Science Abstracts is an international abstracting and indexing tool designed for library professionals and other information specialists. LISA currently abstracts over 440 periodicals from more than 68 countries and in more than 20 different languages.
  • Try subjects such as Children - books, Children - libraries, School libraries. Also available in print (Ref Z 671 L618x from 1950-1994)

Professional Resources

  • best resource
  • Educators Reference Desk -- WWW This collection contains more than 1100 unique lesson plans which have been written and submitted to AskERIC by teachers from all over the United States. It includes lesson plans submitted by librarians. In addition, there are several Information Literacy Lesson Plans.
  • best resource
  • Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators -- WWW Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators is a categorized list of sites useful for enhancing curriculum and professional growth. It is updated often to include the best sites for teaching and learning.
  • Media Literacy Review -- WWW This is a bi-annual online resource for educators and others interested in children, adolescents, and media. It provides active links to the world media literacy community. In addition, each edition offers a special feature page focused around a specific issue or theme.
  • Resource Guides for School Library Media Program Development -- WWW Web-based guides of resources gathered by American Association of School Librarians staff and members to assist in answering questions about school libraries that they receive throughout the year. Topics range from issues such as "Copyright" to"School Librarianship as a Career".
  • school-libraries.net -- WWW A list of library web pages maintained by K-12 school libraries in the United States and in countries around the world.
  • Resources for School Librarians -- WWW A collection of online resources has been selected and made available as a way to assist school librarians make effective use of the vast resources of the Internet and World Wide Web.
  • Special Collections Wikiograpy -- WWW A bibliography that briefly identifies collections around the country that are of use to scholarly researchers studying children and their literature.

Collection Development


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