Selected Resources for: Literacy

Subject Librarian:

Kimberly Clarke

clark078@tc.umn.edu

Literacy topics including literacy, literacy education, & reading and writing education. To obtain a full understanding of certain literacy topics, it is important to study the various controversies related to those topics. Some ESL (English as a second language) topics will be found here, however ESL is not the primary focus of this page.


Article Databases and Indexes

Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes

The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database, Academic Search Premier provides full text for thousands of scholarly (peer-reviewed) publications.

Indexes nearly 600 education journals as far back as 1929. Includes book reviews.

United States and Other Countries: For Education Topics use ERIC CSA for Find It access to U of M e-journals; ERIC is the Education Resources Information Center. It provides access to education-related journal and non-journal literature. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, it provides full citations and abstracts for journal articles, books, curricula, government documents, dissertations, reports, and other educational materials.

LLBA covers all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Complete coverage is also given to various fields of linguistics including descriptive, historical, comparative, theoretical and geographical linguistics.

Since its establishment in 1914, PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service) has chronicled issues in the public debate through highly selective coverage of a wide variety of sources, including references to monographs, periodical articles, notes and announcements, government documents, policy reports and analytics. Addition of the Archive to our current PAIS International database extends comprehensive access to public and social policy information.


Catalogs and Bibliographies

Catalogs

This resource is licensed by the MINITEX Library Information Network with state appropriations from the Minnesota Higher Education Services Office (MHESO) and the Minnesota Department of Education

Covers all subjects.

Provides bibliographic citations of books, serials, manuscripts, maps, music scores, sound recordings, films, theses/dissertations, and machine-readable data files published worldwide. Provides holdings information for nearly 30,000 libraries. Producer/Publisher is OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.

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General Reference Sources

Encyclopedias


Yearbooks

Published by the Department of Curriculum & Instruction, College of Education & Human Development, University of Minnesota


Internet Resources

Web Sites


Societies, Agencies, and Organizations

Official Agency & Organization Websites

Comprehensive resource site includes "database of adult literacy programs, resources, services and activities across Canada. It also links with other services and databases in North America and overseas".

A professional organization "dedicated to promoting high levels of literacy for all by improving the quality of reading instruction".

"The Early Literacy Initiative evolved from a long-standing focus on literacy and children's literature at the University of Minnesota. Reading is the foundation for much of learning and research shows early literacy and sustained attention to literacy instruction is critical to success in school".

NIFL is an independent organization working to build and strengthen literacy in the U.S.

"A national panel to assess the effectiveness of different approaches used to teach children to read".


Style Manuals and Writing Guides

Bibliography Software

RefWorks is a web-based citation manager that allows you to create your own databases of citations by importing references from MNCAT and other databases, and then in seconds automatically generate bibliographies in all major styles (MLA, APA, Turabian, Chicago, etc.).


University of Minnesota

Related U of M Web Sites

Literacy Education as a field of study here at the U of M.


Library Information

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