School Law

Recommended Databases

Available to current students, staff, and faculty of Antioch University New England and the Leadership & Change PhD program of Antioch University.

  • ERIC Comprehensive index to information for education and related fields. Provides full text of many articles and ERIC documents.
  • Education Research Complete Full text database covering scholarly research and information relating to all areas of education.
  • Education Full Text Education Full Text indexes core international periodicals, monographs, and yearbooks in education. Topics include a wide range of contemporary education issues, including government funding, instructional media, multicultural education, religious education, student counseling, competency-based, and information technology.
  • LexisNexis Contains the full text of state and federal statutes.
  • Academic Search Complete Scholarly, multidisciplinary database. Covers topics such as "educational law and legislation," charter schools, and school management.
  • Complete list of databases available through AUNE Library

Information for Alumni of AUNE Education programs

When you graduate from Antioch, you will no longer have access to our subscription resources or library services [alumni have limited borrowing privileges for books, but that's about it]. However, there are other ways to get access to information in your field.

Organizations

Membership in professional organizations usually includes subscriptions to their main publications. For example, members of the National Middle School Association receive Middle School Journal and Middle Ground magazine.

Databases

  • Educators are very fortunate that ERIC, the primary database for education-related material, is freely available on the web. You can continue to search ERIC here (although it has a different search interface than what you've used at Antioch). In addition, the full text of many documents is available for free through this version of ERIC.
  • Award-Winning Children's Literature Over 4,000 titles covering 50 different awards for the best in children's literature.
  • Children's Picturebook Database Searchable database of over 5000 children's picture book abstracts.
  • International Children's Digital Library "...a digital library of outstanding children's books from all over the world. The collection's focus is on identifying materials that help children to understand the world around them and the global society in which they live."
  • The Rudolf Steiner Archive provides free, full text access to works of Rudolf Steiner and related materials.
  • WorldCat, library catalog to the planet, is freely available and the best place to keep up with what books are being published on any topic.

Other websites

  • You are probably already aware of the wealth of information available for educators on the web. As a jumping-off point, you can still use the list of sites we post on the Education research guides (General Education; (Lesson Plans).
  • Often government websites have links to current, full text information. Try Ed.gov, the US Dept of Education website, where you'll find full text PDFs on everything from helping students survive traumatic events to how to get preschoolers ready to read.
  • The Internet Public Library is a fabulous portal to all kinds of information.
  • Google Scholar is a good alternative to Google for finding scholarly literature. It definitely cuts down on the number of results to wade through, and will point you to better information than Google. You will occasionally find links to full text.

TOCs online and Alerts

Many if not most journals provide abstracts online for new and recent issues; and many provide free email TOC [Table of Contents] alerts. At the journal's website you can sign up to receive regular announcements of what's being published. Occasionally journals even put their most recent issue (or more) online; it's worth going to a journal's website to check out just what you can get. JournalSeek has a huge list of journals in all aspects of the various fields of education and links to their websites.

Open access journals

Other tips

  • Use the Interlibrary Loan service of whatever library you are affiliated with.
  • Check to see what access to state university libraries your state might provide for residents.
  • If you've used RefWorks, you might want to investigate Zotero. RefWorks is not available to AUNE alumni. Zotero is a similar kind of citation management program but it's free to anyone (anyone who uses Firefox). It's also much easier to use than RefWorks, and has uses beyond citations and bibliographies for papers!
  • It's hard to find time to keep up with all the ways there are of finding and sharing information, butblogs and listservs!judiciously and sparingly chosen!!can be great for keeping up with the more practical side of what's going on in your field.