ERIC Number: ED425003
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
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ERIC/CASS Virtual Libraries: Online Resources for Parents, Teachers, and Counselors.
Walz, Garry R.; Bleuer, Jeanne C.
The Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) is a federally funded program inaugurated in 1966 to serve as the nation's archive of important education documents. ERIC clearinghouses identify, select, and prepare entries describing education-related materials for the ERIC database; provide information in response to mail, telephone, and electronic requests as part of the AskERIC service; conduct education-related workshops; and publish numerous hard-copy and electronic resources. One of 16 ERIC clearinghouses, the ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Student Services (ERIC/CASS) serves counseling and student professionals as well as parents who have an interest in personal and social factors that affect learning and development. ERIC/CASS has developed virtual libraries to provide online access to full-text documents on topics within its scope. In addition to a virtual library of career development resources developed with the National Occupational Information Coordinating Committee (NOICC), virtual libraries developed in 1997 include: (1) Learning and Achievement; (2) Substance Abuse; (3) School Violence; (4) School-to-Work Transition; and (5) Multiculturalism, Diversity, and Pluralism. To make the libraries easy to search, documents are cross-referenced and can be accessed through four categories: Subject Area, Population, Resources for Parents, and NOICC Resources. (A virtual libraries categories and Web addresses are appended.) (LPP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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