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EDU 1021: Education in Society

Citing Your Resources

Doing ethical research means citing sources. It is critical to credit writers for their work and their contributions to your research. To not do so is unethical and leads to plagiarism - unintentionally or not. Here are some sources to help you cite properly and to avoid the problem of plagiarism.

  • Citation of Sources
    This lists citation engines which help you create proper citations as well as providing information on different citation styles.
  • Tips on avoiding plagiarism
  • Turnitin
    Turnitin is a service that faculty and students use to detect and avoid plagiarism in their writing.
  • NoodleBib
    NoodleBib is an online resource that will help you format MLA and APA bibliographies, exporting them directly to your word processing program.

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Altenbaugh, R.J. (Ed.). (1999). Historical dictionary of American education. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
Brief articles about the history of education and biographies of the people who helped shape it.
Reference LB 15 .H57 1999

Guthrie, J.W. (Ed.). (2003). The encyclopedia of education. New York: Macmillan Reference USA.
This new edition of the 1971 classic includes biographical information about important educational thinkers as well as in-depth definitions of important topics and issues. Most entries include brief bibliographies for further research.
Reference LB 15 .E47 v.1–10

Guzzetti, B. (Ed.). (2002). Literacy in America: An encyclopedia of history, theory, and practice. 2 vols. Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO
Coverage includes many very current topics, and includes literacy over the entire life span. Each entry offers a list of related topics for further study as well as a short bibliography.
Reference LC 151 .L487 2002

Kovalchick, A., & Dawson, K. (Eds.) (2004). Education and technology: An encyclopedia. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, Inc.
The entries included in this volume touch on the foundations of educational technology as well as significant persons, theories, and projects.
Reference LB 1028.3 .E17 2004 v.1–2
Brookhaven Reference LB 1028.3 .E17 2004 v.1–2

Leonard, D.C. (2002). Learning theories A to Z. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
This volume provides definitions for “over 500 terms related to learning theories and environments.” Though the entries are brief, this book is useful for locating a topic for further study. The annotated bibliography of selected books and articles is useful, too.
Reference LB 15 .L4695 2002

Palmer, J.A. (Ed.). (2001). Fifty major thinkers on education: From Confucius to Dewey and Fifty modern thinkers on education: From Piaget to the present. New York: Routledge.
Most of the major players are included in these volumes. Each individual’s perspective, ideas, and work is described in an in-depth essay, accessible to students and specialists alike.
Brookhaven Reference LB 17 .F56 2001
Brookhaven Reference LB 17 .F57 2001

Peltzman, B.R. (1998). Pioneers of early childhood education: A bio-bibliographical guide. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
Brief biographies with extensive, annotated bibliographies. A great place to start looking for information.
Reference LB 1139.23 .P45 1998


To locate journal articles you may have found referenced in other sources, use the Journal Locator. This tool will help you determine online availability of titles to which the library subscribes.

Web Sites

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids (GPO)
This database, produced by the Government Printing Office, describes federal government for grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 and teachers/parents. Includes information on the United States, historic documents, branches of government, national versus state authority, how laws are made, elections and citizenship.

Children & Nature New York
Dedicated to the prevention of "Nature Deficit Disorder", the Children & Nature Network (C&NN) was created to encourage and support the people and organizations working to reconnect children with nature. C&NN provides access to the latest news and research in the field and a peer-to-peer network of researchers and individuals, educators and organizations dedicated to the health and well-being of children.

CYFERnet: Children, Youth and Families Education and Research Network
A national network of land grant university faculty and county extension educators,e.g., Cornell, CYFERnet supports community-based educational programs for children, youth, parents, and families.

Education World
Designed for K-12 educators and administrators. Main areas: Administrator's Desk, Lesson Planning, Technology Integration, School Issues, and Professional Development. Access articles, news, contests and resources.

Energy Star Kids
A resource that helps children see where energy comes from, how it is used, and what they can do to conserve it. Links at the bottom available for both teachers and parents.

NYSTE Preparation Guides and Information
This site contains downloadable .pdf test guides, as well as information on registration and score reporting. Dowling also has many of these guides available at our periodicals window. Ask your librarian, or search the Dowling Library Catalog using the search terms: Teacher Certification.

Research from the 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: National Findings
This PDF document researches alcohol, illicit drug use, substance abuse, substance dependence, treatment and more. Contains graphs.

Teacher's Tap Professional Resources for Educators and Librarians
Locate educational standards for any state. Link to educational standard resources, e.g., U.S. National Content Standards, Selected Local and State and Provincial Standards, outcomes, benchmarks and more.

TeacherTube - The 'YouTube' for Sharing Educational Videos
TeacherTube is a terrific resource to share, upload and download educationally related videos and information. Essentially, it is YouTube for teachers. It has a similar look and feel, has a similar interface for uploading, and a similar method to embed videos on other pages.The big difference - this site is dedicated to educational videos. The idea is that if students click on the TeacherTube logo they are taken to a much safer site. TeacherTube's aim is to provide an online community for sharing instructional videos.... in a much safer forum. Diligent efforts are also made to monitor and bring down content that is inappropriate for this forum.

White House for Kids
Especially designed for children, this site offers news and events, games, puzzles, and even includes an area where children can participate in polls.

CIA for Kids
Divided K-5th and 6th-12th, kids can read more about the CIA, play interactive games, and 'help' the CIA solve some puzzles. Throughout this site, there are also some "top secret" things kids won’t find anywhere else...

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