Education

Encyclopedia of the Mind

Description

It's hard to conceive of a topic of more broad and personal interest than the study of the mind. In addition to its traditional investigation by the disciplines of psychology, psychiatry, and neuroscience, the mind has also been a focus of study in the fields of philosophy, economics, anthropology, linguistics, computer science, molecular biology, education, and literature. In all these approaches, there is an almost universal fascination with how the mind works and how it affects our lives and our behavior. Studies of the mind and brain have crossed many exciting thresholds in recent years, and the study of mind now represents a thoroughly cross-disciplinary effort. Researchers from a wide range of disciplines seek answers to such questions as: What is mind? How does it operate? What is consciousness?

Encyclopedia of the Mind, produced by SAGE Reference, brings together scholars from the entire range of mind-related academic disciplines from across the arts and humanities, social sciences, life sciences, and computer science and engineering to explore the multidimensional nature of the human mind.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40808
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The SAGE Encyclopedia of Classroom Management

Alternative Titles
SAGE Encyclopedia of Classroom Management
Description

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Classroom Management raises issues and introduces evidence-based, real-world strategies for creating and maintaining well-managed classrooms where learning thrives. Students studying to become teachers will need to develop their own classroom management strategies consistent with their own philosophies of teaching and learning. This work aims to open their eyes to the range of issues and the array of skills they might integrate into their unique teaching styles.

Key Features: • 325 signed entries organized in A-to-Z fashion across two volumes • Reader’s Guide grouping related entries thematically • References/Further Readings and Cross-References sections • Chronology in the back matter • Resource Guide in the appendix. This encyclopedia covers topics of interest for students who are pursuing a degree or position in the field of education.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40697
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Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Educational Theory & Philosophy
Description

The two-volume Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy introduces readers to theories that have stood the test of time and those that have provided the historical foundation for the best of contemporary educational theory and practice. In addition to interpretations of long-established theories, this work offers essays on cutting-edge research and  definitions of key concepts, ideas, schools, and figures. Features: Over 300 signed entries are followed by cross references and further reading suggestions. A Reader's Guide groups entries thematically. The Reader's Guide, detailed index, and cross references provide search-and-browse capabilities in the electronic version.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40673
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Sage Research Methods Datasets

Alternative Titles
Sage Datasets
SRM datasets
data sets
Description

SAGE Research Methods Datasets is a collection of teaching datasets that can be used to support the teaching and learning of quantitative and qualitative analytical methods used in the social sciences. These are datasets taken from real research projects, but edited and cleaned for teaching purposes. Each dataset will be accompanied by a short clear narrative description of the data and easy-to-follow instructions on how to apply the research method.

Type
Numeric Data
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39995
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Routledge Handbooks Online

Alternative Titles
Routledge Companions
Description

Routledge Handbooks Online is a collection of over 400 handbooks in 18 subject areas, including archaeology, Asian studies, business, classics, communications, criminal justice, economics, education, environment, health, history, law, linguistics, philosophy, politics, psychology, security, sociology, sports and tourism.  

All chapters are searchable, browsable and fully indexed. Chapters can be downloaded as PDFs and are DRM-free. Each book includes an image gallery.

Type
Handbook
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39985
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Shamaa Database (Arab Educational Information Network)

Alternative Titles
قاعدة معلومات شمعة : شبكة المعلومات العربية التربوية
Qāʻidat maʻlūmāt Shamʻah (Shabakat al-Maʻlūmāt al-ʻArabīyah al-Tarbawīyah)
Description

The Shamaa Database includes bibliographic citations for scholarly education literature published in Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, KSA, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, UAE, and Yemen.

Publications covered include books, book chapters, articles, and theses / dissertations in Arabic, English or French on various aspects of education research and practice. 

Where available, abstracts and even full text are included.

The database may be searched using Arabic, English or French search terms.

Arabic interface also available. 

For more details on the project see http://www.shamaa.org/

Type
Article Index
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/33653
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NoveList K-8 Plus

Alternative Titles
Novel List, NoveList, Novel List K-8 Plus
Description

NoveList provides picture book and young adult book information indexed by subject, age, awards won, Lexile Reading Levels, Common Core standards, books made into movies, and other categories.  Provides reviews in each book's description from a variety of sources including School Library Journal, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, and more.  Advanced searching includes the options to search by author's cultural identity and Dewey Decimal system range.  Curated genre descriptions are provided including types of books written by each author.

Type
Article Index
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/32006
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University of Michigan Web Archives

Alternative Titles
UMWA
Description

Provides access to past versions of web sites created by academic departments, administrative units, research groups, cultural institutions, student groups, faculty members, and the athletic department at the University of Michigan.  Created and maintained by the University Archives and Records Program (UARP) of the Bentley Historical Library.  Once a web site begins to be covered, new versions of it are captured and preserved at regular intervals.  Coverage is continuously expanding to additional U-M web sites.  Archived copies of web sites are made available six months after the date of capture.

Type
Database
Coverage
2010 - 6 months ago (Date at which archiving began varies by individual web site. Archived copies of web sites are made available six months after date of capture.)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31522
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International Encyclopedia of Education

Alternative Titles
International Encyclopedia of Education, Elsevier, 3rd edition
IEE
Description

This is the third edition of Elsevier's International Encyclopedia of Education (IEE). Included are over 1,350 articles with coverage of 24 different areas of education scholarship. Some of the topics covered include: teachnololy and learning, demography and social change, globalization, adult learning, etc. Contributors represent over 100 countries and provide multidisciplinary subject coverage. Access to multimedia audio and video files is also included. 

Published in print in 2010, this eight-volume reference work provides a quick and reliable introduction to most topics in education.  Editors-in-chief are Penelope Peterson (Northwestern), Eva Baker (UCLA) and Barry McGaw (McGaw Group).

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31316
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ECAR Reports (Educause)

Alternative Titles
Educause Center for Analysis and Research Reports
Educause Learning Initiatives (ELI)
Description

UM active faculty, students and staff can access Educause subscription-only content by making a personal account, in which you identify yourself as an affiliate of the University of Michigan.  Select the login tab from the upper-right corner of the Educause website and create a personal profile.  Within a few hours, Educause will respond by email with your personal login password.  Log in again, and navigate to the ECAR Research Publications or ELI Reports.

The Educause Library is an international repository for information on the use and management of information technology in higher education.  Educause publications include reports, briefs, books, papers and articles.  In addition, Educause hosts conferences and discussions, blogs and webcasts, on IT in higher education.

Type
E-Book(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30056
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