Education: A Guide to Reference and Information Sources Second Edition / Edition 2

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Overview

Focusing on English-language publications of the last decade, this guide identifies and describes key reference and information sources in the field of education today. In addition to general reference sources O'Brien covers major social science reference sources that have a direct or overlapping relationship to education. Nearly 500 entries are arranged by subject and type of work. Most are new to this work. For example, there are now a number of Internet sources with URL addresses and an increased number of journals, which reflects the increasing reliance on periodicals as information sources. The book has also been completely reorganized, with new chapters covering Educational Technology and Media; Multilingual and Multicultural Education; Adult Alternative, Continuing and Distance Education; Curriculum, Instruction, and Content areas; Educational Research, Measurement, and Testing; and so forth. Excluded are lists of education associations and organizations, general social science refe

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O'Brien (Education and Social Science Library, U. of Illinois, Urbana- Champaign) updates the 1989 guide by Buttlar with new print and Internet sources from 1990-1998, but excludes general social science sources, children's/young adult literature, and educational associations. Entries annotate sources in 14 education areas with new chapters on: educational technology and media; multilingual/multicultural education; adult, alternative, continuing, and distance education; comparative and international education; curriculum, instruction, and content areas; and education research, measurement, and testing. Indexed by author, title, and subject. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563086267
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/15/2000
  • Series: Reference Sources in the Social Sciences Series
  • Edition description: Subsequent
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 206
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

NANCY PATRICIA O'BRIEN is Head, Education and Social Science Library, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign. In 1997, she received the Distinguished Education and Behavioral Sciences Librarian Award from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), American Library Association.

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