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New e-books: Gale Virtual Reference Library/Education

New titles have been added to the Gale Virtual Reference Library. Titles have been purchased by Tampa; others acquired by USF Sarasota/Manatee on behalf of all of the USF Libraries.

The following represent the new acquisitions for Education:

The College Blue Book , 34th ed., 6v, 2007

Volumes 1 through 6 (Narrative Descriptions, Tabular Data, Degrees Offered by College & Subject, Occupational Education, and Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, & Loans, Distance Learning) offer detailed descriptions of colleges, including degree programs offered, scholarships, and occupational education programs.

More than 3,000 institutions of higher education, in both the United States and Canada, are described, including universities, senior colleges, two-year colleges, and specialized institutions.

Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration , 2v, 2006

The Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration published by Sage presents the most recent theories, research, terms, concepts, ideas, and histories on educational leadership and school administration. With over 600 entries, the two volumes of this Encyclopedia represent one of the most comprehensive knowledge base of educational leadership and school administration.

Encyclopedia of Education Law , 2v, 2008

The Encyclopedia of Education Law is a compendium of information drawn from the various dimensions of education law and serves as an essential source for research on education law. The entries cover a number of essential topics, including key cases in education law, constitutional issues, theories and legal principles, key statutes, treaties (e.g., the Universal Declaration on Human Rights), curricular issues, educational equity, governance, rights of students and teachers, technology and key legal documents from the U.S. Constitution.

Growing and Knowing: A Selection Guide for Children’s Literature , 2004

Serves as a guide to the selection of books for children, recognizing the vast range of books published and the individual rates of reading and social development of different children. Focuses on the application of reading development theories of the 20th and 21st century to the selection of specific books and covering the characteristics of the various genres of children’s literature, including the classics and award winners. Provides ideas for book promotion within the children’s library or school library and classroom and covers the selection of books for children from ethnic communities throughout the world.

The following purchased titles can be found in the online catalog as ebooks with unlimited access. They are not included in MetaLib as these would be considered “circulating titles”, rather than online reference books.

  • Managing Curriculum and Assessment: A Practitioner’s Guide , 2006
  • Technology Application Competencies for K-12 Teachers , 2008
  • Student Plagiarism in an Online World: Problems and Solutions , 2008
  • Advanced Teaching Methods for the Technology Classroom , 2007
  • Teaching and Learning with Virtual Teams , 2006
  • Making the Transition to E-Learning: Strategies and Issues , 2007

For these resources and other library resources visit http://poly.usf.edu/library.xml. Click on “Search the Databases” (MetaLib) to begin. For the titles not included in MetaLib listed at the bottom of the list, search by author or titles in the online catalog at: http://usf.catalog.fcla.edu/sf.jsp.

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