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Teaching and learning topics pertaining to students with special needs
The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) reviews the existing research on different programs, products, practices, and policies in education with the goal to provide educators with the information they need to make evidence-based decisions.
This is the publicly available version from the US Dept of Ed. Use the thesaurus to clarify your search terms. It offers full-text of self-published reports. For full-text of scholarly articles just copy/paste the article title into the big search box on the Drexel Libraries home page under the "Articles & More" tab.
Includes ability to limit search results by education level (such as early childhood education or a particular grade) and audience (such as counselors, parents, or teachers)
This database on the EBSCO platform has excellent full text but a less useful search interface than the public ERIC.ED.GOV website which contains more self-published content. Try both to find which works best for you.
Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints (formerly: Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context) is an online library of current event topics: the facts as well as the arguments of each topic's proponents and detractors. Features include Viewpoint articles, access to statistics and government data placed in context, interactive maps, and infographics.
Contains legal, news, and business-related subjects. Newspapers & legal materials are featured, including cases, statutes, and regulations of the U.S. government and the various state governments; includes the legal encyclopedia American Jurisprudence 2nd and American Law Reports; case law from 1789 to present; current statutes and regulations.
Keywords: government, legal, legislation, news
"Special Ed Connection" Ask your course instructor from Drexel's School of Education for the current login details for the departmental account they have for this resource. Or request a trial subscription directly from the vendor. Great news portal and timely updates for conducting legal/regulatory research about: Autism, Behavior and Discipline, Early Childhood, IEPs, Inclusion, LRE, Specific Disabilities, Transition.
LIBRARIAN'S TIP: WestLaw is a good all-purpose alternative for the legal case literature that the School of Education has in the past accessed through the niche subscribers-only "Special Education Connection" portal. WestLaw features an excellent 1-800 research support help line for Drexel users in the event you have trouble finding what you need. Or you can also contact a librarian from the Drexel Legal Research Center.