Mathematics, Science & Technology Education
The primary database for the education discipline, ERIC is the world's largest source of education information. The ERIC database consists of two files: the Resources in Education (RIE) file of document (ED) citations and the Current Index to Journals in Education (CIJE) file of journal article (EJ) citations from over 750 professional journals. The database contains more than 1 million abstracts (and some full text) of education-related documents and journal articles, with coverage back to 1966.
"Fulltext of over 400 periodicals in the field of Education."--UA database information page.
"EBSCO has created a search interface designed specifically for primary/secondary school students, according to their needs and search abilities ... Important features and functionality of Kids Search include a completely new, visually appealing look and feel; the ability to search by topic, subtopic, or keywords; simultaneous searching across all subscribed databases; the ability to sort results by relevance, as well as by date; the option of filtering search results by source type; and the ability to add search results, images, or persistent links to searches to the Folder. Some databases may include Lexiles in citation information. The Lexile assigned to a result gives an educator an estimate of the reading difficulty of the result, and the approximate grade level reading ability required for comprehension. The grade level does not necessarily reflect the student's actual grade"--Publisher description.
Searchasaurus is a way for young researchers to experience online searching. It is an animated interface with a dinosaur theme that encourages students to enhance and develop basic search methodologies. Searchasaurus includes The American Heritage Children's Dictionary, formatted for the needs of children in grades 3-6; the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia database; and, Image Collection.