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Rohrbach Library’s Databases for Education

Below is a list of some  of Rohrbach Library’s individual, education-related databases. For more information and a complete list of all the databases we have through Rohrbach Library, please go to:

  • BrainPOP – “In classrooms, on mobile devices, and at home, BrainPOP engages students through animated movies, learning games, interactive quizzes, primary source activities, concept mapping, and more.” Topics include, “Science, Math, Social Studies, English Language Arts, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Music, Health, Reading, and Writing. Our content is carefully mapped to the Common Core, aligned to academic standards, and searchable with our online Standards Tool.” (description from vendor) KU’s account provides access only to BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr.
  • Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database – The mission listed on their site: “It is the mission of the Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database Company to provide reliable one search access to all important and relevant information about Pre K-12 media of all types, including reviews from respected publications for those professionals who work with Pre K-12 media. Our goal is to connect our subscribers with information about books, authors and illustrators around the world, and to connect children and young adults with the books that will make a significant difference in their lives.”
  • Education Source (Education Research Complete) – Description from EBSCOhost: “The world’s largest and most complete collection of full-text education journals, this database provides scholarly research and information to meet the needs of education students, professionals, and policy makers. It covers all levels of education — from early childhood to higher education — as well as all educational specialties such as multilingual education, health education, and testing.”
  • ERIC – Educational Resource Information Center. The ERIC Index is a major resource for research in all areas of education.
  • Kids Search – EBSCO has created a search interface designed specifically for elementary/middle school students according to their needs and search abilities. The Kids Search interface combines a state-of-the-art search engine (powered by EBSCOhost) with a child-friendly, graphically-rich design that is both powerful and fun to use.
  • Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print – Mental Measurements Yearbook, produced by the Buros Institute, contains fulltext information about and reviews of all English-language standardized tests covering educational skills, personality, vocational aptitude, psychology as included in the print edition. Tests in Print (TIP) serves as a comprehensive bibliography to all known commercially available tests that are currently in print in the English language. TIP provides vital information to users including test purpose, test publisher, in-print status, price, test acronym, intended test population, administration times, publication date(s), and test author(s).
  • Student Research Center – EBSCO has created a search interface designed specifically for secondary school students according to their needs and search abilities. Student Research Center provides students in secondary schools with the most appropriate research tools for easily obtaining the information that they seek from their EBSCO databases.
  • Discovery Education – From the site: “Discovery Education offers a breadth and depth of digital media content that is immersive, engaging and brings the world into the classroom to give every student a chance to experience fascinating people, places, and events. All content is aligned to state standards, can be aligned to custom curriculum, and supports classroom instruction regardless of the technology platform.”
    NOTE: To use this database, you must set up your own username and password at their site and enter KU’s passcode. Contact Karen Wanamaker from your KU email address to request the passcode.
  • Vocational and Career Collection – Vocational & Career Collection is designed for vocational and technical libraries servicing high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public. This collection provides full-text coverage for more than 350 trade and industry-related periodicals.
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