Resources for Educators in Illinois

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About this site

This site, compiled and hosted by the Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library, is designed to serve the needs of educators in the state of Illinois, particularly those with ready access to the Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In a library system as large as the University of Illinois', it can sometimes be difficult to find the right resources, so we have made every effort to compile, in one place, information that will be useful for teachers, from finding lesson plans to borrowing books to conducting education research. There are links to a number of high-quality free websites that can be used by anyone.

If you have any comments or questions about this site, or suggestions for additions, we would love to hear from you! You can email us or Ask-A-Librarian.

Take Us To School! Resources for Teachers in Illinois

Access to UIUC Library and Local Resources

Information about obtaining courtesy cards, searching the online catalog, and using resources at other local libraries.


Teaching Resources

Links to research guides, lesson plans, children's literature, and practical advice.


Education Research and Reference Sources

Recommended databases, websites, and library guides for research on a wide variety of education topics.