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Thank you to all who helped with my request for a
source for abstracts. My principal was impressed with
the amount of information in such a short time. When I
told him I had spent much time searching the net
(which I did do before I posted the request) and that
he was going to help improve my search skills, his
answer was, "Joyce, if this was easy, I would have
done it myself." Just FYI, he hasnít decided which
yet, but he can get a two week free trial of ERIC,
found at
Joyce Kuzmick, Librarian
Head O'Meadow School, Newtown, CT
Your responses are below:

Let him know that abstract services are not free. ERIC
is the best source for education issues.

HI: He could check out the Internet Public Library
site for magazines:
These might not be "scholarly" enough, or give him
just abstracts, but it's a start.

Reggie Buresh, Librarian
Mahtomedi High School
8000 75th St. N.
Mahtomedi, MN 55115-1795
Voice: 651-407-2157
Fax: 651-407-2125

Our subscription database, EbscoHost, includes
abstracts at the head of  each article. If you're not
a subscriber, perhaps a local college or public
library subscribes. But your principal probably wants
immediate, school access to a "free" site (I'd be
really surprised if such a site
exists, but please post it if you do find one!)

Abstracts of articles (and documents) in many
education journals are included in the ERIC database,
at no charge.

If your public library makes periodical databases
available to remote users, it could be that you have
access already to ProQuest or EBSCO or other
periodical datase.

Cheers. Edith.

Edith Fuller
Librarian, Professional Library
Portland Public Schools
Portland OR 97208

The Gale Database allows this...very expensive though.
Mary Ludwick, Librarian         K-5 Elementary
Owen Elementary, The Colony, Texas (near Dallas)  (school address)

Ebsco --do you have a sState Virtual Library--most of
them contract EBSCO--our middle and high schoolers do
an inordinate amount of  research there. Cb

I'm not sure if this is what you're looking for, but
our Proquest subscription (part of Big Chalk) includes
many professional journals, both abstracts and full
text.  You
can search by using only the professional journal
database, to make your search more on target.
If you have Proquest, perhaps research this as an
add-on, or you may already have this feature.
If you do not have proquest, you can find out more at
Peggy Owens
School Library Media Specialist
Mattituck Jr. Sr. High School
Mattituck, LI, NY

try this one!
Claudio Laferla - Librarian
Malta - Europe

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