January Databases: Braille Literacy
By: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Published: 01/05/2015
Uploaded: 02/05/2015
Uploaded by: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Pockets: Databases, Gottesman Libraries Archive, Gottesman Libraries' Education Program
Tags: Braille, Databases, Research and Information

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Description/Abstract: Did you know that Louis Braille, French educator and inventor of a system of reading and writing for use by the blind or visually impaired, was born on January 4, 1809 and that January is thus widely recognized as National Braille Literacy Month?

We highlight important research resources that shed light on the history and relevance Braille, a system of raised dots that is still in use today and supplements options for text-to-speech conversion.

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.

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 ProQuest platform, ERIC is also accessible via the U.S. government ERIC site and through Ebsco ERIC.

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.

Education Research Complete provides indexing and abstracts for more than 2,100 journals, as well as full text for more than 1,200 journals, and includes full text for nearly 500 books and monographs.

JStor offers a high-quality, interdisciplinary archive to support scholarship and teaching. It includes archives of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work. JStor Arts and Sciences Collection (IV) provides a strong focus on the professions of business, education, and law, and also includes titles in psychology and public policy and administration.

JStor Health and General Science Collection features important historical scientific journals and seminal publications in the health sciences, and it offers published scientific research from as far back as 1665. The collection includes publications of the Royal Society of London, which extend back to the seventeenth century, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, which dates from the early twentieth century. A cluster of titles in nursing and epidemiology is also available through the Health and General Sciences Collection today.

Professional Development Collection is designed for professional educators and provides a highly specialized resource of nearly 520 high-quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. The database also contains more than 200 educational reports.

PsycINFO covers the scholarly literature in the psychological, social, behavioral, and health sciences.