May 26, 2016

INFOdocket: Top Resources for K–12


Looking for new, timely online resources for your K–12 students? Gary Price, an industry analyst librarian and editor of LJ’s INFOdocket, has selected the following recent posts for school librarians. Topics range from current and past presidential debates to German Jewish history. Price is also co-founder and editor of

  1. Keyword Search and View Video from All Presidential and Vice-Presidential Debates (1988-Present)Provides searchable video relating to the debates, along with access to the C-SPAN Video Library, featuring nearly 200,000 hours of coverage from the C-SPAN networks. Includes links to congressional sessions as well as lectures, tours, and author interviews. Highlight: footage of the Nixon-Kennedy debates of 1960.
  1. Milestones: JournalTOCs Now Provides Free Access to Tables of Contents for More than 20,000 Scholarly JournalsA personalized, free service that alerts users (via RSS and/or email) to publication of more than 20,000 scholarly journals. Of interest to older students, faculty, and administrators.
  2. Reference: New Infographic From U.S. Census Looks at School Enrollment, Costs, and Educational OutcomesA fact-filled infographic loaded with numbers, including 1970 and 2010 statistics on these issues.
  3. Wikipedia’s Largest WikiProject Celebrates Its 10th BirthdayFeatures a new article by the people behind Wikipedia’s largest special project, WikiProject Biography.
  4. A New Digital Archive Formally Launches: DigiBaeck – Access Five Centuries of German-Jewish History OnlineThis new archive contains more than 3.5 million pages of digitized documents related to German Jewish History, along with audio, images, and more. Includes a link to a presentation by Brewster Kahle, InterNet Archive founder, at the launch event.

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