Faculty Participation > Getting started with digital libraries

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:



Logo the National STEM Digital Library http://nsdl.org http://nsdl.org

Some collections to get things started:


GENERAL LIBRARIES

MERLOT

http://www.merlot.org

iLumina

a collection of reuasable objects from a variety of disciplines
http://www.iLumina-dlib.org

The Gender & Science Digital Library

http://gsdl.enc.org


LIFE SCIENCE LIBRARIES

BEN - the Bioscience Eduation Network

http://www.biosciednet.org

Health Education Asset Library

http://www.healcentral.org

Biology Education Online

http://www.accessexcellence.org/LC/BEOn


EARTH SCIENCE LIBRARIES

Digital Library of Earth Science Education

http://www.dlese.org

GROW - Geotechnical, Rock and Water Resources Library

http://www.grow.arizona.edu

SERC - Science Education Resource Center

http://serc.carleton.edu/index.html


PHYSICS and ASTRONOMY LIBRARY

comPADRE - Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education

http://www.compadre.org/


MATHEMATICS LIBRARIES

Mathematical Sciences Digital Library

http://mathdl.maa.org/

Math Forum

http://mathforum.org/


ENGINEERING LIBRARY

NEEDS - National Engineering Education Delivery System

http://www.dlib.org/dlib/april99/muramatsu/04muramatsu.html


NON-STEM LIBRARIES

Library of Congress

http://www.loc.gov/index.html

Intute Virtual Training Suite

A United Kingdom web site that offers suggestions for discipline specific information for searching for digital materials. There are many good suggestions here.
http://www.vtstutorials.ac.uk/

Academic Info - Digital Library List

In 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.
http://www.academicinfo.us/digital.html

https://mywebspace.wisc.edu/alanwolf/web/getstartedwithdls.doc

This page was modified Jan 13, 2009 by Alan Wolf

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