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Make sense of higher education with the flagship newsletter of The Chronicle of Higher Education. It features the best journalism: breaking news, expert analysis, opinion, and advice from COHE. Delivered every weekday morning.
American Psychiatric Association Publishing is the world’s premier publisher of books, journals, and multimedia on psychiatry, mental health and behavioral science. APA offers authoritative, up-to-date and affordable information geared toward psychiatrists, other mental health professionals, psychiatric residents, medical students and the general public. Topics covered include DSM, psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, child and adolescent psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, neuropsychiatry, and more.
C19 Index draws on the strength of established indexes such as the Nineteenth Century Short Title Catalogue (NSTC), The Wellesley Index, Poole's Index, Periodicals Index Online and the Cumulative Index to Niles' Register 1811–1849 to create integrated bibliographic coverage of over 1.7 million books and official publications, 70,000 archival collections and 23.5 million articles published in over 2,500 journals, magazines and newspapers. C19 Index now provides integrated access to 18 bibliographic indexes, including more than three million records from British Periodicals Collections I and II, together with the expanded online edition of the Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century Journalism (DNCJ).
Publishes international research on the education of children, including education challenges, curriculum approaches, education financing and school technology.
The Chronicle of Higher Education has the nation’s largest newsroom dedicated to covering colleges and universities. As the unrivaled leader in higher education journalism, the Chronicle serves readers with indispensable real-time news and deep insights, plus the essential tools, career opportunities, and knowledge to succeed in a rapidly changing world.
Reports and data provided by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Exceptional Design, Advertising, Illustration, Photography, Interactive and Typography, since 1959.
To access Communication Arts, you need to register for an individual account here.
Connected Science Learning - National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) This link opens in a new windowNSTA's Connected Science Learning journal highlights STEM education experiences that bridge the gap between in-school and out-of-school settings.
E-books in subjects including earth and planetary sciences, engineering and computing, life and biological sciences, medical sciences, physical sciences, and social sciences.
English Journal is NCTE's award-winning journal of ideas for English language arts teachers in junior and senior high schools and middle schools. It presents information on the teaching of writing and reading, literature, and language, and includes information on how teachers are putting the latest technologies to work in their classrooms.
Families in Society : the Journal of Contemporary Social Services This link opens in a new windoFamilies in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services (FIS), the first journal of social work research, has been published for over 100 years and has made an enduring impact on innovation and inquiry into the art, science, and practice of social work. A core journal in the field, FIS focuses on micro and macro practice that fosters whole-person well-being and helps individuals, families, and communities to thrive.
Ground News This link opens in a new windowGround News is a platform that makes it easy to compare news sources, read between the lines of media bias and break free from algorithms.
Click here to learn more about Ground News in the classroom.
Hoopla This link opens in a new windowHoopla is only available to patrons who have a Wilmington Public Library card. Wilmington Public Library cards are available for free at the Watson Library during normal business hours.

To access Hoopla, you will need to have your WPL Library card number and your PIN (last 4 numbers of the phone number used to sign up for your card).
The International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology ( IJSEP ) publishes empirical and theoretical contributions in the science of physical activity, human movement, exercise, and sport. The journal’s Editors and Editorial Board encourage researchers and scholars worldwide to submit their work for publication, since the journal emphasizes its international perspective. Innovative applications, cultural and cross-cultural research and position statements of international organizations are especially welcomed.
NSTA's award-winning, peer-reviewed research journal for postsecondary level science educators.
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance This link opens in a new windowThe Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), an official publication of the Society of Health and Physical Educators , is a peer-reviewed, four-color, professional journal. Continuously published since 1896, JOPERD serves as an authoritative, professional source for educators in physical education, sport, recreation, and dance in all settings. It provides the information needed to assist students and clients in learning motor skills, improving fitness, and pursuing physical activity and sport participation safely and appropriately. JOPERD features articles about teaching methods, curriculum, teacher preparation, professional issues, coaching, youth sports, fitness, recreation, and dance. Regular departments offer teaching tips, analysis of lawsuits, technology updates, and viewpoints about the professions.
The Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs began in 1940 as the Quarterly Journal of Studies on Alcohol. It was founded by Howard W. Haggard, M.D., director of Yale University’s Laboratory of Applied Physiology. Dr. Haggard was a physiologist studying the effects of alcohol on the body, and he started the Journal as a way to publish the increasing amount of research on alcohol use, abuse, and treatment that emerged from Yale and other institutions in the years following the repeal of Prohibition in 1933. In addition to original research, the Journal also published abstracts summarizing other published documents dealing with alcohol. At Yale, Dr. Haggard built a large team of alcohol researchers within the Laboratory of Applied Physiology—including E.M. Jellinek, who became managing editor of the Journal in 1941. In 1943, to bring together the various alcohol research projects conducted by the Laboratory, Dr. Haggard formed the Section of Studies on Alcohol, which also became home to the Journal and its editorial staff. In 1950, the Section was renamed the Center of Alcohol Studies.
Kanopy is only available to patrons who have a Wilmington Public Library card. Wilmington Public Library cards are available for free at the Watson Library during normal business hours.

To access Kanopy, you will need to have your WPL Library card number and your PIN (last 4 numbers of the phone number used to sign up for your card).
Language Arts is a professional journal for elementary and middle school teachers and teacher educators. It provides a forum for discussions on all aspects of language arts learning and teaching, primarily as they relate to children in pre-kindergarten through the eighth grade. Issues discuss both theory and classroom practice, highlight current research, and review children's and young adolescent literature, as well as classroom and professional materials of interest to language arts educators. (Published September, November, January, March, May, and July)
LinkedIn Learning is only available to patrons who have a Wilmington Public Library card. Wilmington Public Library cards are available for free at the Watson Library during normal business hours.

To access LinkedIn Learning, you will need to have your WPL Library card number and your PIN (last 4 numbers of the phone number used to sign up for your card).
For more than 100 years Ohio History, an annual peer-reviewed journal, has published scholarly essays, research notes, edited primary documents, and book reviews spanning the political, military, social, economic, ethnic, archaeological, architectural, and cultural history of Ohio and the Midwest. In addition, the journal publishes essays on subjects concerning the nation and the Midwest with an Ohio focus. Now under the editorship of Donna M. DeBlasio, Ohio History continues this venerable and useful scholarly work in its second century. Manuscripts and all correspondence concerning editorial matters should be submitted electronically to
The OT Toolbox is YOUR therapy toolbox, filled with tools for occupational therapy activities, OT interventions, and child development resources.
Designed to support the healthy development of children, you’ll discover hands-on OT activities, tools for therapists, and intervention ideas to support kids, as well as the OT professionals, educators, and parents that strive to help kids thrive.
Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport (RQES) publishes scientific research focusing on human movement as it relates to exercise and sport. The journal is particularly interested in theoretically-driven rather than descriptive work and the expectation is that a paper must significantly advance and impact on knowledge within the field. The journal accepts quantitative and qualitative work that presents new information, substantiation or contradiction of previous findings, or an application of new or improved techniques. The journal is currently not accepting narrative reviews unless invited or with prior approval from the Editor. The journal does accept systematic and meta-analytic reviews from leading research groups and scientists. The goals of RQES are to provide a scholarly outlet for knowledge that: (1) contributes to the study of human movement, particularly its cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary nature; (2) impacts theory and practice regarding human movement; (3) stimulates research about human movement; and (4) provides theoretical reviews and tutorials related to the study of human movement.
Up-to-date overviews of classic and current research across the Humanities, Social Sciences, Education, Psychology, Engineering, and Built Environment from Routledge and CRC Press.
Over 480 streaming videos on topics including counseling research methods, counseling setting/client groups, theory and approaches, counseling skills, and professional issues.
ScienceDirect combines authoritative, full-text scientific, technical and health publications with smart, intuitive functionality so that users can stay informed in their fields and can work more effectively and efficiently. ‚Äč

With high-quality journals, books and reference content, the ScienceDirect platform uniquely supports an uninterrupted workflow so researchers move seamlessly among books and journals and across topics and disciplines.
Social Education, our flagship journal, contains a balance of theoretical content and practical teaching ideas. The award-winning resources include techniques for using materials in the classroom, information on the latest instructional technology, reviews of educational media, research on significant social studies-related topics, and lesson plans that can be applied to various disciplines. Departments include Looking at the Law, Surfing the Net, and Teaching with Documents. Social Education is published 6 times per year: September; October; November/December; January/February; March/April; and May/June.
Social Work with Groups is a one-of-a-kind resource for social work educators, students, field instructors, supervisors and practitioners, and allied professionals, who are actively engaged in community and clinical practice. The journal offers readers fresh examples of evidence-guided group work with diverse populations in multiple settings through a combination of vivid practice illustrations and sound theoretical concepts. In addition, Social Work with Groups presents innovative approaches for classroom and field instruction.
Sports Business Journal (SBJ) sits at the epicenter of the sports industry. SBJ provides the news, the networking and the data to equip the most powerful executives in sports business to make more informed decisions, deals and partnerships. SBJ’s award-winning media content is delivered via multiple media platforms, unparalleled networking opportunities through its hallmark events and awards and market-leading data.
Supports broad curriculum for sciences, humanities, business, technology, medicine, and law by providing perpetual access to e-books from Columbia, Harvard, California, Stanford, Toronto, and University of Pennsylvania university presses. Additional leased access to backfile content from these presses as well as Rutgers and Penn State university presses.

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