|National Braille Literacy: January Databases|
Uploaded by: Jennifer Govan
Pockets: Databases, Gottesman Libraries' Education Program
Tags: Braille, Databases, Special education
Description/Abstract: Louis Braille, the inventor of Braille, a six dot reading system for the blind, was born on January 4th, 1809. Not in-coincidentally, January is recognized as National Braille Literacy Month by the American Foundation for the Blind and other organizations. In support of courses and research at Teachers College, we highlight research resources that cover the literature of blindness and visual impairments, as well as special education.
Academic Search Premier is a multidisciplinary database providing full text for more than 4,600 journals, including nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals
Education Full Text provides comprehensive coverage of an international range of English-language periodicals, monographs, and yearbooks. Indexing coverage begins June 1983; abstracts are included beginning spring 1994; full text of some journals is available beginning in January 1996.
ERIC is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education to provide extensive access to educational-related periodical literature, ERIC (which stands for Educational Resources Information Center) provides coverage of conferences, meetings, government documents, theses, dissertations, reports, audiovisual media, bibliographies, directories, books, and monographs. In addition to this version, made available via the CSA Illumina platform, also accessible via the U.S. government ERIC site, through Ebsco ERIC, and via ProQuest ERIC on the Columbia University Libraries website.
Digital Dissertations provides subject, title, and author access to almost all American dissertations accepted at an accredited institution since 1861. Masters theses have been selectively indexed since 1962. Abstracts are included for doctoral dissertation records from July 1980 to the present and for masters theses from 1988. In addition, the full text of dissertations published since 1997 (and some from earlier dates) is available.
HaPI (Health and Psychosocial Instruments)provides information on approximately 15,000 measurement instruments (i.e. questionnaires, interview schedules, checklists, coding schemes, rating scales, etc.) in the fields of health and psychosocial sciences.
LLBA (Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts)abstracts and indexes the international literature in linguistics and related disciplines in the language science, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics; coverage from 1973 to present.
PsycInfo covers the scholarly literature in the psychological, social, behavioral, and health sciences.
For additional resources see the Health and Behavior Research Guide on Learning at the Library.