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Academic Search Complete
A database of both scholarly and popular publications in a wide variety of disciplines and subject areas, including psychology. Most full text is linked directly in the database; otherwise use the Check for Full Text buttons to check for full text online or in the library.
News Sources through the Trexler Library
This directs you to the subject guide that links to all sources of news provided by the library. Read the description of the database to determine what information is contained within.
Finding Lesson Plans and Critical Pedagogy Lenses: Selected Resources
National Geographic: Education
"Library of National Geographic’s popular education content, highlighting our iconic media and expert resources aligned with education standards. We offer a wide range of free educational resources that bring geography, science, and social studies to life for educators, learners, and their families."
Share My Lesson
"Share My Lesson is a place where educators can come together to create and share their very best teaching resources. Developed by teachers for teachers, this free platform gives access to high-quality teaching resources and provides an online community where teachers can collaborate with, encourage and inspire each other."
Teaching a People's History: Zinn Education Project
"The website offers more than 100 free, downloadable lessons and articles organized by theme, time period, and reading level." To download full lesson plans you need to create an account.
Teaching for Change
"Teaching for Change operates from the belief that schools can provide students the skills, knowledge and inspiration to be citizens and architects of a better world — or they can fortify the status quo. By drawing direct connections to real world issues, Teaching for Change encourages teachers and students to question and re-think the world inside and outside their classrooms, build a more equitable, multicultural society, and become active global citizens."
Scholastic Teacher Resources
Often for a cost, Scholastic directs you to their books and classroom resources.
"Teaching Tolerance provides free resources to educators—teachers, administrators, counselors and other practitioners—who work with children from kindergarten through high school. Educators use our materials to supplement the curriculum, to inform their practices, and to create civil and inclusive school communities where children are respected, valued and welcome participants."
Selected Geography Resources
CIA World Factbook
"Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. Our Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map."
Country,Economy, and Regional Information
"The Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade provides information about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of" hundreds of countries.
Europa World Yearbook
Country profiles and brief statistics by country on a variety of topics, including: area and population, health and welfare, agriculture, industry, trade, transport, education, and more.
World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples
"...you can find information by country about minorities and indigenous communities. Our information is well-researched and verified and provides a unique resource to journalists, governments, UN officials and academics across the globe. "
See the Find Statistics and Data help guide for more resources.
"Search and download a variety of statistical resources of the UN system."
United Nations Statistical Yearbook
"Annual compilation of a wide range of international economic, social and environmental statistics on over 200 countries and areas, compiled from sources including UN agencies and other international, national and specialized organizations."
Tool to interact with U.S. census data.
Statistics in School
Lesson plans, activities, resources related to census data.
World Bank: Data
Worldwide data by topic and country.
Little Green Data Book
Statistics for agriculture, forests and biodiversity, oceans, energy and emissions, water and sanitation, environment and health for countries and regions.
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Photo Day
"The NOAA collection spans centuries of time and much of the natural world from the center of the Earth to the surface of the Sun. Because of this broad base of scientific expertise and the geographic range under which NOAA science and observations are conducted, the NOAA collection includes thousands of weather and space images, hundreds of images of our shores and coastal seas, and thousands of marine species images ranging from the great whales to the most minute plankton."
An amazing tool that visualizes data about opportunity in the United States by identity characteristics. Open the toolbar on the left-hand side and select "Stories" for some curated exploration.
Free, downloadable outline maps of the world.
Ersi: Storytelling with Maps
"Esri publishes story maps with three goals: To showcase interesting and important topics; to explore techniques and best practices for map-based storytelling; and to help enable people to make their own story maps."
Virtual travel around the world.
"Explore the world in 3D."
Google Earth for Educators
"View lesson plans for a variety of grade levels and subjects, discuss Google Earth teaching tactics with fellow educators, see student-created work, and read how other teachers are using Google Earth in the classroom."
Library of Congress Map Collections
"The focus of Map Collections is Americana and Cartographic Treasures of the Library of Congress. These images were created from maps and atlases and, in general, are restricted to items that are not covered by copyright protection."
Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection
Varied collection of current and historical maps from the University of Texas.
U.S. Geological Survey Historical Topography Map Collection
A growing collection of digitized "topographic maps created throughout the Survey's history."
"Collection of world maps, where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject of interest."
Explore the world through images and visualized statistics.
"... literary comics, animations and podcasts about contemporary social and human rights issues, including conflict, racism, migration and asylum. We combine ethnographic research with illustration and photography, adapting personal testimonies into art, advocacy and education materials."
, Film Studies
, Information Science
, International Studies
, Media & Communication
, Political Economy & Public Policy
, Political Science
, Sustainability Studies