Use the details that you find in these reference resources to guide further searching (i.e., birth/death dates, name variations, geographical details, key points, vocabulary, bibliographic citations).
American National Biography Online. Biographical dictionary of about 17,500 deceased notable American men and women who have influenced and shaped American history and culture.
Biographical dictionary of modern American educators (1997) eBook from ebrary
Encyclopedia of African-American education (1996) eBook from ebrary
Encyclopedia of American education (2001) Level 2 Call Number: 370.97303 U572 2001
Encyclopedia of education (2003) Level 2 Call Number: 370.3 E564
Encyclopedia of education law (2008) eBook from Sage, and paper copy in the Law Library Reference Collection Ref KF4117 .E53 2008
Encyclopedia of multicultural education (1999) eBook from ebrary, and paper copy Level 2 370.117 M6812e
Higher education in the United States: An encyclopedia (2002) Level 2 Call Number: 378.7303 H6386
Native American education: A reference handbook (2002) Level 2 Call Number: 371.82997 H162n
Browse the 370 call number section for additional titles.
Find Books and Media
Use the Catalog to find books and media items (DVDs, CDs, etc.) at the Mansfield Library. Use WorldCat to find books and media located in libraries worldwide. Request items you find in WorldCat that the Mansfield Library does not own through Interlibrary Loan. The library has a growing collection of electronic books. To only search for e-books in the Catalog, use the Advanced Search and enter "electronic book" (without quotes) into one of the three search boxes. Alternately, search the two main ebook collections: ebrary and EBook Collection on EBSCO.
In addition to the electronic books you can access via the library's subscription databases (i.e., ebrary and EBook Collection), many older books no longer under copyright protection are freely available online. Try one of the following resources if you are looking for a book published before 1923: Google Books, Open Library, Project Gutenberg, or The Universal Digital Library.
Find Scholarly Articles & Historical Newspapers and Periodicals
Education Full Text. Full text articles from 350 journals as well as indexing for over 770 titles. Indexing back to 1983. Full text from 1996-present.
ERIC (Education Resources Information Center). Abstracts and citations to educational-related literature from articles, conferences, meetings, government documents, theses, dissertations, reports, AV, directories, books and more. There are over 1.4 million records in the database. Coverage is from 1966-present..
JSTOR. Full text articles from over 600 core scholarly journals in many fields, including 130 education and 316 history titles. Journals start with volume 1, issue 1 (many of which date back to the 1800s) to roughly 5 years ago.
Project MUSE. Full text articles covering multiple subjects, including articles from 22 education and 68 history journals.
African American Newspapers: The 19th Century. Includes full text coverage of 7 African-American newspapers from 1827-1902.
American Periodicals Series. Covers over 1,100 US periodicals published between 1740 and 1900, including special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, children's and women's magazines.
The Chicago Defender Historical. Includes the complete paper, cover-to-cover, with page and article images from 1910-1975.
Chicago Tribune Historical. Includes the complete paper, cover-to-cover, with page and article images from 1849-1989.
The New York Times Historical. Includes the complete paper, cover-to-cover, with page and article images from September 18, 1851-December 31, 2009.
19th Century U.S. Newspapers. Includes 500 newspaper titles with page and articles images.
The Washington Post Historical. Includes the complete paper, cover-to-cover, with page and article images from December 12, 1877-December 31, 1996.
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