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ERIC
contains more than 2,200 digests along with references for additional information from over 980 educational and education-related journals.

Professional Development Collection
is designed for professional educators. This database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 550 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports.

JSTOR
is an Arts and Sciences Collection that offers full-text access to 117 titles in the areas of African-American Studies, Anthropology, Asian Studies, Ecology, Economics, Education, Finance, History, Language & Literature, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Population Studies, Sociology, and Statistics.

Mental Measurements Yearbook
is produced by the Buros Institute, and contains fulltext information about and reviews of all English-language standardized tests covering educational skills, personality, vocational aptitude, psychology, and related areas as included in the print version of the  Mental Measurements Yearbook.

Recommended Websites

The American Library Association
is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with more than 64,000 members. Its mission is to promote the highest quality library and information services and public access to information.

Authors and Illustrators on the Web
includes children’s book authors’ personal websites and websites maintained by fans, scholars, and readers.

Carol Hurst’s Children’s Literature Site
is a collection of reviews of great books for kids, ideas of ways to use them in the classroom and collections of books and activities about particular subjects, curriculum areas, themes and professional topics.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
is issued forty-nine times per year on Friday. Internet access to full-text is available only to subscribers; however, you can browse “Complete Contents” for brief summaries. Pay attention to Ms. Mentor and Jobs (you may find the dream boss for the boss you dislike). NOTE: The Chronicle is also available in full-text in the Lexis Nexis database. There is a time lag of four to six weeks. [Print Call Number 378.1005/C468h]

The Education Index
is an annotated guide to the best education-related sites on the Web. The sites are sorted by Subject and Lifestage, so you can find what you’re looking for quickly and easily.

The Educator’s Reference Desk
builds on over a quarter century of experience providing high-quality resources and services to the education community. From the Information Institute of Syracuse, the people who created AskERIC, the Gateway to Educational Materials, and the Virtual Reference Desk, the Educator’s Reference Desk brings you 2,000+ lesson plans, 3,000+ links to online education information, and 200+ question archive responses.

FinAid
is “the Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid.”

HomeworkLouisiana
HomeworkLouisiana offers FREE online tutoring and academic resources from Tutor.com for Louisiana residents. Students get one-on-one help in math, science, social studies or English from a live, qualified tutor.

Lafourche Parish Public Schools Home Page
is the school board’s virtual attempt to support its mission of providing “all students the opportunity to become fully functioning and contributing members of their society.”

LessonPlansPage.com
has over 2,500 free lessons. You can search for lesson plans that match your criteria by subject, or search for specific topics.

Lesson Plans and Teaching Strategies
contains links to free lesson plans and teaching strategies.

Louisiana Board of Regents
coordinates all public higher education in Louisiana. The Board began operations January 1, 1975, succeeding the Coordinating Council for Higher Education.

Louisiana Department of Education
includes information for administrators, teachers, parents, students, and community members.

The Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance
attempts to encourage and enable every resident of Louisiana to realize his or her career goals and educational aspirations by providing the necessary financial resources to access postsecondary studies.

The Louisiana Resource Center for Educators (LRCE)
is dedicated to supporting innovation in education for students, teachers, administrators, higher education and families. LRCE houses a multi-media lending library of 20,000+ items, which can be searched online. We are a shared resource center for educators in the public, private, parochial, charter, and home school sectors.

The National Center for Education Statistics
is the primary federal enitity for collecting and analyzing education data.

The National Education Association
website has some free, and some members only content.

NelNet
includes college planning tools and college planning resources.

Professional Writing Resources
is a website here at Ellender Library that provides links to information about many print and electronic resources of interest to students and researchers studying the world of professional writing. The print resources are located on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the library, with books and reference works on the 2nd and print journals on the 3rd, while the electronic resources are accessible from any computer on campus, as well as off-site (off-site access is limited to Nicholls students and faculty).

St. Mary Parish School Board
includes school, calendar, workshop, and employment information.

The State Library of Louisiana
is one of your greatest sources for research, cultural, and governmental information, with special emphasis on resources unique to Louisiana.

The Student Guide
is a comprehensive resource on student financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education. Grants, loans, and work-study are the three major forms of aid available through the Department’s Federal Student Aid office. Updated each award year, The Student Guide tells you about the programs and how to apply for them.

Terrebonne Parish School District
has information about the Superintendent’s office, TPSD Curriculum, LA Comprehensive Curriculum, Staff, Departments, Child Registration, School Calendars, School Addresses, and Phone Numbers.

The U. S. Department of Education
has information for students, parents, teachers, and administrators.

Numbers for Nicholls

This information can be found by going to the Site Map on the Ellender Memorial webpage and scrolling to Institutional Research, then clicking Fast Facts. In addition, one could go directly to the Institutional Research Publications page by clicking here, or go directly to the Factbook. These sites contain the bulk of many statistics that might be useful to people in Education.

The National Center for Education Statistics ( NCES) is where IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Statistics) are found. It also has a Peer Analysis Tool which allows you to chose a comparison group and those statistics that are pertinent to the question in hand. By clicking on either the Board of Regents or University of Louisiana links you will find state higher education news and data.

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