Global Studies Librarian
303 International Studies Building MC-402
910 South Fifth Street
Champaign, Illinois, 61820, USA
Mondays - 3:00-5:00 p.m. Main Library/Wednesdays - 1:00-3:00 Center for Global Studies
Other times by appointment
Finding Books and Journals
Library catalogs are used for two purposes. First, if you know exactly what you are looking for
- an exact title or author - you can use the catalog to locate your material. This works for book
titles and journal titles. Second, you can use library catalogs to discover material that might be
helpful to you by doing subject and keyword searching. Here is
a list of library catalogs you may want to
use to find information about globalizing the curriculum and global studies. If you are not a
member of the Illinois campus community, contact your local school or public library to see if they
can help you obtain the material you need.
Some of the subject terms you might want to search for include:
Some Helpful Print Resources
These titles are available in the Reference Collection of the Education and Social Science
Library at the University of Illinois, and most of them can be found at local colleges and
universities if you don't have a copy at your institution. A more in-depth guide to print resources
in education can be found at the
Education & Social Science Library.
African American Education Data Book - This source contains a wealth of
statistical information about African American students in the American educational system.
Statistics include, but are not limited to, performance on a variety of standardized tests,
employment status relative to education, and level of educational attainment.
Biographical Dictionary of American Educators - Compiled and written by several
hundred American educators, this source contains biographical information for approximately 1,665
individuals who have established themselves as leading figures in the field of education.
A Digest of Supreme Court Decisions Affecting Education - This ready reference
source focuses on U.S. Supreme Court cases directly affecting students and staff in public and
private schools from kindergarten through grade 12. The topics included in the seven chapters of
the work deal with school district governance and finance, church state relationship in education,
student rights and responsibilities, employee rights and responsibilities, discrimination,
disability, national origin, race and sex issues, civil rights cases, special rules, and procedural
parameters. A glossary, an appendix, a table of cases and an index are included.
The Encyclopedia of Education - This eight-volume encyclopedia provides detailed
explanations for many of the terms and concepts related to the study of education. In addition to
the general information provided by this source, its 8th volume provides detailed entries for court
cases, legislation, and international agreements that have influenced the history of
Greenwood Dictionary of Education - Recently published (2003), and containing over
2600 terms, this source is the first comprehensive dictionary of Education created in over a
quarter of a century. It is an incredibly valuable source for information on the foundations and
fundamental concepts related to the field.
Key Concepts in the Philosophy of Education - Key Concepts in the Philosophy of
Education is a guide to the key terms and concepts pertaining to the history and philosophy of
education. An introduction provides a survey that discusses the relevance of the subject. Over 150
concepts are described and analyzed in this book, which also contains an extensive
Statistical Handbook on Racial Groups in the United States - This book is one of
the best sources for demographic statistics (broken down by race) in the United States. Divided
into several major categories, statistical information is available for issues and topics such as:
education, employment, family, health, sex, fertility, and contraception, religion, crime, and
political participation. Statistics are complied using information from the U.S. Bureau of the
Census, the National Survey of Family Growth and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics among other
Some Helpful Electronic Resources
The following electronic resources include statistical publications, index and abstracting
services, and other electronic resources for work in K-12 education.
Subscription (check with your nearest academic library for availability if you are not a member
of our community)
Education Full Text - Indexes and abstracts articles from
English-language journals and yearbooks published in the U.S. and elsewhere. English-language books
relating to education published in 1995 or later are also indexed. Abstracting coverage begins with
January 1994. Abstracts describe the content and scope of the source documents. Full-text coverage
begins in January 1996.
Awesome Library - The web site
of the Awesome Library covers material from arts to technology. This site provides lesson plans for
most subject areas and includes links to other informational sources that can be drawn upon to
create original lesson plans. The extensive listings about multicultural holidays and current
events are especially useful.
Filamentaly - Includes educational sites
in twelve subject areas, including the arts, business, foreign languages, science, vocational
education, and more. Sites are categorized as web-based tutorials, activities, projects, unit and
lesson plans, hotlists (lists of links), reference sources and tools, and other resources. It
allows users to browse by subject area or type of site, or to conduct searches by grade level, type
of site, subject, Dewey number, or keyword. Sites are rated according to a five-star system and are
Caretakers of the Environment International
- According to the mission statement, CEI tries to establish a worldwide network of secondary
school teachers and students who are actively concerned about environmental issues and who are
willing to do something about these issues through their education and their action-taking.
CyberSchoolBus - A very
rich site with materials provided by the United Nations to assist the teacher and learner this
includes curriculum materials, general information, news, games and quizzes, and links to
Digest of Education
Statistics - This is one of the many publications found at the site supported by the National
Center for Education Statistics. It is the authoritative site for statistics on almost every aspect
Digital Cultural Heritage Community
Curriculum Units - The Digital Cultural Heritage Community Project contains links to curriculum
units supplied by 3rd, 4th and 5th grade teachers. Units on communities, the U.S. Constitution, the
French in Illinois, and Westward Expansion are just a few of the topics you will find covered
Education World - Created to
provide a "home" for educators on the Internet. Lesson plans, research materials, and newsletters
are a few of the resources included on this site. Searching the term global studies might provide
some interesting material.
ERIC - A national education database sponsored
by the U.S. Department of Education. Presently the largest education database in the world, ERIC
contains over 1,000,000 citations covering research documents, journal articles, technical reports,
program descriptions and evaluations, and curricular materials in the field of education. In
addition to ERIC subject descriptors and extensive abstracts, limited full-text to selected items
is available. Covers 1966-present.
Gateway to the 21st Century - Also sponsored by the
Department of Education and provides access to a large amount of free materials that can be used in
GlobalSchoolNet - From the
website: "Global SchoolNet's mission is to support 21st century learning. We engage teachers and
students in meaningful project learning exchanges with people around the world to develop literacy
and communication skills, foster teamwork and collaboration, encourage workforce preparedness and
create multi-cultural understanding." This resource for educators is an iEARN based project.
Education Checklist - A self-assessment tool that provides questions regarding students for
teachers, about schools for principals, teachers, and community leaders, for local school systems
through superintendents, curriculum directors and academic specialists, as well as questions for
state education agencies.
- May also provide some interesting materials for the classroom. Although targeted at an advanced
audience, much of the information and several of the links on these pages might find their way into
iEARN - Unites over 6000
schools from 92 countries working on joint classroom projects via Internet (see Projects on their
International Partners or Projects
Place - Provides a clearinghouse for international projects related specifically to
education. You can search for a project to participate in or begin your own.
Thinkfinity - This site is supported by the Verizon
Foundation. You can browse resources by theme or subject, and also search for specific materials.
This site includes games, maps, activities, booklists, and more under the educatorís resources, but
there are also resources for students, parents, and afterschool activities.
Peace Corps - This
particular link to the site of the Peace Corps provides access to classroom resources based on
their experiences in many parts of the world. The Educators section includes access to lesson plans
and an e-newsletter subscription.
Teacher's Page of
Lesson Plans - Compiled at the University of Alberta, this is a list of web sites containing
lesson plans on various subjects, including art, math and science, environmental education, English
as a Second Language, and Social Studies. Includes links to sites with subject archives, lesson
plans utilizing the Internet, and lesson plans from Canada.
A great way to develop understanding about other cultures and countries, newspapers provide us
with the ability to compare and contrast what is being said by and about children around the world.
newspaper links lead to English language
versions of these publications.