The Reference Desk

The Internet is an excellent reference tool, but it is only one of the many resources available to teachers and their students. The references below will be very helpful to teachers, students and media specialists. Other materials should always be incorporated into lesson plans and projects. Use the references below as a means to enhance instruction and make learning fun.

Booklist is the digital counterpart of the American Library Association's Booklist magazine. A valuable resource to be sure!

Reading Online-An Electronic Journal of the International Reading Association  

This is an Internet journal which offers the latest developments in the reading field. It also facilitates communication among classroom teachers, college-level faculty, researchers, and policy makers. Instructions for submitting articles are posted as well.

International Association of School Librarianship (IASL)

A Worldwide group providing information on conferences, activities, programs, library news, articles, and links to other library resources.

Library Servers via WWW

Libweb currently lists over 8000 pages from libraries in 146 countries.

Peter Milbury's School Library and School Librarian Web Pages

An extensive guide to Web pages either created or maintained by school librarians for the entire schools or just for themselves.

The Internet Public Library

Research on the use of Internet and networked technologies in the public library setting

Writing for the Web: A Primer for Librarians

This paper is a general introduction for librarians on how Web documents are created and discusses the basic HTML concepts and terminology.

Journal of Technology Education

The Journal of Technology Education provides a forum for scholarly discussion on topics relating to TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION (not to be confused with "educational technology" or "instructional technology"). Manuscripts should focus on TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION theory and research. In addition, the Journal of Technology Education publishes book reviews, editorials, guest articles, comprehensive literature reviews, and reactions to previously published articles.

Technology Review Magazine

MIT's National Magazine of Techonology & Policy. This magazine is published eight times a year by the Association of Alumni and Aluminae of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Journal of Industrial Teacher Education

In 2010, Journal of Industrial Teacher Education (JITE) was renamed Journal of sTEm Teacher Education (JSTE). JITE was issued three times annually by the National Association of Industrial and Technical Teacher Educators (NAITTE).

Popular Mechanics Magazine

The PM Zone. Here Popular Mechanics, a magazine that for 93 years has documented the dreams and deeds of those who believe technology will transform the world for the better, is itself transformed. They have gone all out to make the Zone a Web site unmatched in quality and depth of content. There are more than 1,000 pages here. More are added every weekday. And in keeping with Popular Mechanics' tradition of rendering the technically complex transparent, they are going to tell you step-by-step how to make the most of what's there, and elsewhere on the Web.

Launched in October, 2004, Campus Technology replaced the highly respected Syllabus magazine, a recognized leader in the coverage of technology on campus since 1988. Campus Technology is the only monthly publication focusing exclusively on the use of technology across all areas of higher education. Campus Technology provides in depth coverage of specific technologies and their implementations.

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