Professional Resources

Use the links below to connect with professional information and resources.
Note this Disclaimer: Many links below lead away from the Salamanca City Central School District’s Web site. Once you have left the District’s Web site, any other Web sites or pages accessed are not under the control of the District and the District is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites. Any Web links are provided to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the site by the District.

CA BOCES Learning Resources
Search the CA BOCES catalog for educational resources that can be used in the classroom, including science kits, class sets of books, digital media and videos, and professional development resources. BrainPop, Khan Academy, Castle Learning, Learn360 and other resources are also available from this site.  Also, resources for the Common Core are available here, including links to EngageNY, and information on the modules.  Username and password required to reserve materials.  If you do not have an account, you can create on by using an email link on the site.   You can also email the high school library staff, and we can reserve materials for you.
Search the CA BOCES catalog for books and other resources that may be available in other school libraries in the area.
Copyright Information
Find here a brief description of copyright and Fair Use guidelines.  Also, find links to additional resources and information.
EBSCO's Free Databases
Free access to academic articles in four of EBSCO's databases:  European Views of the Americas: 1493-1750; Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts (LISTA); Teacher Reference Center; and GreenFile.

Encyclopedia Britannica Online
In addition to excellent content for students, this subscription service also provides resources for educators. Username and password are available in the high school library.

ERIC: Education Resources Information Center
Access professional journal articles covering a wide range of educational topics, dating as far back as 1966.

INFOMINE: Scholarly Internet Resource Collections
Access scholarly articles on the sciences, business, economics, government, math, maps, engineering, math, cultural diversity, social sciences, humanities, and visual & performing arts.

New York State Department of Education
This site is New York State’s portal to educational information.

      *Virtual Learning System
        Access New York State learning standards, resources, and news.

      *Curriculum and Instruction
       Access learning standards and core curriculum.
Use this link to access professional journals listed below.   Once in ProQuest, click Education and Careers, then ProQuest Teacher Journals.  The dates listed after the titles are the dates for which full-text articles are available.  Abstracts and citations are available for the current issues for most publications.  Dates were last checked on 10/3/2015. 
Access Information: 
Option 1:  Go to the library's OPAC page and click Subscription Databases.  Look for ProQuest (Multiple Database/DirectPlus/NYDirectPKG).  The usual database password is required. 
Option 2:
Use the links on this page to go directly to the ProQuest page.  This access method requires a special username and password which is available in the Jr/Sr High School Library.
  • The Book List (1 Oct. 1997 - current)
  • Childhood Education (1 Feb. 1988 - 1 Nov. 2014)
  • The Clearing House (1 Nov. 1991- 1 Nov. 2010)
  • Coach and Athletic Director (1 Jan. 1989 - 1 Dec. 2008)
  • The Education Digest (1 Jan. 1988 - Current)
  • English Journal (1 Jan. 1988 - Current)
  • The High School Journal (1 Feb. 1997- Current)
  • The Horn Book Magazine (1 Jan. 1992 - Current)
  • Instructor (various dates)
  • Mailbox Teacher (1 Nov. 1996 - 1 Apr. 1999)
  • The New England Journal of High Education (1 Apr. 1998 - 1 Jan. 2010)
  • Phi Dela Kappan (1 Jan. 1992 - 1 Apr. 2010)
  • School Library Journal (1 Jan. 1996 - Current)
  • School Library Monthly (1 Oct. 2002 - 1 May 2014)
  • School Talk (1 Feb. 1998 - 1 Jul. 2011)
  • Teacher Librarian (1 Nov. 1996 - Current)
  • Teaching Children Mathematics (1 May 1997 - 1 Oct. 2003)
  • Teacher Pre K - 8 (1 Jan. 1994 - 1 May 2007)
  • Tech & Learning (1 Jan. 1988 - Current; some gaps in coverage)
  • Voices from the Middle (1 Feb. 1997 - Current)
Teacher Tap
This site is a resource designed to help educators “address common technology integration questions by providing practical, online resources and activities.” Hosting both original ideas as well as convenient collections of helpful Web links, Teacher Tap provides information useful to educators in all levels and disciplines.

The Thoughtful Classroom
This is the official site for The Thoughtful Classroom resources.

       *Marshall County Schools Thoughtful Classroom Strategies
        This site provides online resources using Thoughtful Classroom strategies.