Where to start looking for digital learning materials
Thank you for participating in our research on the use of digital materials and collections in education, if you aren't a partcipant and found this page, welcome. Here is the list of libraries that we promised to get you started. You will notice it is Science/Technlogy heavy, but at the end of the list you will also find libraries and gateways to resources for other fields. And, MERLOT, one of the first links, is a multidisciplinary digital library. This is just a starter list, but there is plenty to look at here.
Here is a brief list to get you started in looking for materials for your teaching and research
For Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
there is a one-stop shop for collections:
Some collections to get things started:
iLuminaa collection of reuasable objects from a variety of disciplines
The Gender & Science Digital Libraryhttp://gsdl.enc.org
LIFE SCIENCE LIBRARIES
BEN - the Bioscience Eduation Networkhttp://www.biosciednet.org
Health Education Asset Libraryhttp://www.healcentral.org
Biology Education Onlinehttp://www.accessexcellence.org/LC/BEOn
EARTH SCIENCE LIBRARIES
Digital Library of Earth Science Educationhttp://www.dlese.org
GROW - Geotechnical, Rock and Water Resources Libraryhttp://www.grow.arizona.edu
SERC - Science Education Resource Centerhttp://serc.carleton.edu/index.html
PHYSICS and ASTRONOMY LIBRARY
comPADRE - Resources for Physics and Astronomy Educationhttp://www.compadre.org/
Mathematical Sciences Digital Libraryhttp://mathdl.maa.org/
NEEDS - National Engineering Education Delivery Systemhttp://www.dlib.org/dlib/april99/muramatsu/04muramatsu.html
Library of Congresshttp://www.loc.gov/index.html
Intute Virtual Training SuiteA United Kingdom web site that offers suggestions for discipline specific information for searching for digital materials. There are many good suggestions here.
Academic Info - Digital Library ListIn looking past the advertising needed to maintain the site, they have a very interesting list of digital libraries and other collections for many academic disciplines.
This page was modified Jan 13, 2009 by Alan Wolf