ERIC Number: ED162634
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Databases and Clearinghouses: Information Resources for Education. Information Series No. 130.
Bina, James V.; And Others
Databases and clearinghouses useful in education are described in this two part document. The first section contains one-page summaries of 55 databases of interest to people in education. The types of information provided by the various databases are indicated, including bibliographies, funding information, statistics, government publications and proceedings, and specific subject areas. Information for each database includes acronym, name of database, major area(s), subjects covered, size of database, date established, publications/print journals, update frequency, thesaurus/search aids, types of source documents, forms of retrievable information, document copies available, information contact, and systems/vendors. The topic question "How can the reading ability of adults be improved?" was used in searching 20 of the databases. Samples from this search follow the entries for each appropriate database, and a reading guide is provided. The second section contains one-page summaries of 12 clearinghouses and provides such information as acronym, major functions, services, publications, a brief description, date established, sponsor, types of source documents, forms of retrievable information, principal clients, and an information contact. (Author/JPF)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.