Selected Resources for: Educational Technology and Multimedia

Subject Librarian:

Kimberly Clarke

This subject covers: the study and practice of educational applications of evolving technologies and the effective and efficient use of these various information and communications medias to support and enhance learning. Media examples: paper, transparancies, disks, cables, wires, tapes.

Article Databases and Indexes

Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes

The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database. Includes full text access to over 4,000 scholarly (peer-reviewed) publications back to 1975. A great place to start your research on any topic. Find search tips on their help page.

This is a collection of bibliographies of scientific literature in computer science from various sources, covering most aspects of computer science.

Dissertations and theses from over 1000 universities. Doctoral dissertations are indexed for almost all North American graduate schools and many European universities. Masters theses from selected schools only. Provides bibliographic citations for older titles. Abstracts are included for dissertations since 1980 and for masters theses since 1988. Some dissertations, beginning with 1997 publication dates, are available digitally. These include the University of Minnesota and other CIC member universities.

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.

Journal Citation Reports provides easy access to data that helps you evaluate and compare scholarly and technical journals worldwide. JCR Science Edition contains data about more than 8,000 journals in science and technology. JCR Social Sciences Edition contains data about more than 2,600 journals in the social sciences. Includes the Impact Factor for these journals.

Search within a comprehensive interdisciplinary collection of journal article citations. Subjects generally covered are within Science and technology, arts and humanities, and social sciences . Use the citation web to find articles and journals with the most impact. Coverage runs from 1975 to the present. Helpful tutorials can be found on their website.

Catalogs and Bibliographies


Find books, journals, articles, maps, music scores, sound recordings, films, theses/dissertations, machine-readable data files, and any other materials available in libraries worldwide. This covers all subject areas. Request items through Interlibrary Loan using the ILLiad link on each item's record. WorldCat is produced by OCLC (Online Computer Library Center, Inc.)
The Libraries' subscription to this resource allows for 65 users at any one time. If you get a busy signal, please wait a few minutes and try accessing the site again.

Periodical and Newspaper subscriptions

News Sources

The Chronicle of Higher Education is the number one news and job-information source for college and university faculty members, administrators, and students.

Societies, Agencies, and Organizations

Official Agency & Organization Websites

"The Association (founded in 1981) is an international, educational and professional not-for profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the knowledge, theory, and quality of learning and teaching at all levels with information technology."

"Funded with a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Center for Applied Research in Educational Technology (CARET) is a project of the International Society for Technology in Education, with collaboration with Education Support Systems and the Sacramento County Office of Education."

"ISTE is a nonprofit professional organization with a worldwide membership of leaders and potential leaders in educational technology."

"The International Technology Education Association is the largest professional educational association, principal voice, and information clearinghouse devoted to enhancing technology education through experiences in our schools (K-12)."

Statistics and Data

Statistical Resources

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the United States and other nations.

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

Information on programs, courses, research, faculty, and students.

Offers current Information on mulitimedia for education and links to relevant web sites.

Library Information

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