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Education LibGuide: Lesson Planning

Finding Books: Lesson Planning

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Use the boxes on the right to search TOPCAT, Ebook Central, and Google Scholar for more lesson planning resources!

Lesson Planning Websites

Share My Lesson - Free K-12 learning materials, activities, lesson plans, and Common Core State Standards resources.

Open Educational Resources - Free teaching and learning materials, mostly registered under Creative Commons.

Annenberg Learner - Free interactive and multimedia resources that support K-12 teachers in lesson planning and professional development.

Smithsonian Education - Free lesson plans on Art & Design, Science & Technology, History & Culture, and Language Arts.

PBS Teacher - Free digital content designed for PreK-12 teachers.

NASA Education - Free resources for instructors, focusing mainly on STEM.

Discovery Education - Free K-12 digital media resources that are standards-based, designed for and by teachers.

EDSITEment! - Free humanities lesson plans.

Best Education Websites: Lesson Planning - Additional websites to help you plan the best possible lessons.

Other Databases & Search Tools

Recommended Education Databases

Education Research Complete - Covers from early childhood to higher education, multilingual education, health education, and testing.

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

Novelist - Full-text reviews of fiction titles with read-alike suggestions, discussion guides, and author bios.

Novelist K-8 - Full-text reviews of elementary and middle school level fiction titles, picture books, children's chapter books, and YA titles.

Teaching Books - Portal for online resources for children's and YA books and multimedia, both fiction and non-fiction.

Use the boxes on the right to search these databases now, or check the Education section of the library's Databases by Subject page for more Education research databases.

Other Search Tools

Google Scholar - Search by article title and if we have full text, a link will appear on the right hand side.

WorldCat - Searches libraries around the world. Submit an InterLibrary Loan form to request materials found here.

Relevant & Related LibGuides

Ebooks LibGuide - Downloads, tutorials, and other helpful information on making the most our ebooks.

Citing Sources - Is APA driving you crazy? We can help. 

Basic Search Tools






Education Research Databases

For more Education research databases, check the Databases by Subject page.

Academic Search Premier
Education Research Complete



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