9: An Annotated List of Reference Websites
Education: General Educational Resources and Directories
U.S. Department of Education
The home page for the Department of Education has many links
and directories for finding current educational policy, education
topics in the news, priorities of the President and the Secretary
of Education, national educational efforts, speeches, a calendar
of events, and other timely information. This site also includes
a page of the most requested items on such topics as financial aid,
educational statistics, and educational grants.
National Library of Education
The National Library of Education, the research arm of the
U.S. Department of Education, has approximately 100,000 items in
collections which must be accessed in person.
Sponsored by several corporate sponsors, this Website offers
a database indexing over 100,000 Web sites with a K-12 focus. The
site includes lesson plans, directories of schools and colleges,
news stories, professional development, and many additional sources
to the Internet: Education
"The Librarians' Index to the Internet is a searchable, annotated
subject directory of more than 7,000 Internet resources selected
and evaluated by librarians for their usefulness to users of public
Librarian on Education
This site includes hundreds of links for local and national
organizations, as well as home pages from many teachers, schools,
and school districts. This is "a librarian's choice of the best
of the Web."
Broad categories of this well-known search engine lead to thousands
of educational sites. K-12 links are particularly extensive, but
all included sites seem well-chosen and up-to-date.