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Current statistics & information on No Child Left Behind & the FTCE.

Using Reference Books

1) Reference books CANNOT be checked out by students. They may be used only within the library.

2) Reference books are located in the center of the library, behind the Reference Desk.

3) Pages can be photocopied: 10 cents for a black-and-white page OR 50 cents for a color page.

Polk State College offers printing, copying, and scanning services in the libraries and TLCCs at the Lakeland and Winter Haven campuses and the JD Alexander Center and Center for Public Safety. The self-serve printers accept credit/debit cards and BankMobile cards. They will not accept cash.

There are five ways to print to a self-serve print station:

  • Print via email – email files to print@printme.com and receive a printing code and barcode to use at any print station.
  • Print via cloud-based server – access OneDrive or Google Drive from any print station.
  • Print via USB – access files off a USB from any print station.
  • Print via PrintMe app – download the PrintMe app from Google Play or the App Store and send prints from your mobile device.
  • Print via Polk State computers – send prints from most Polk State computers.

 

Login: PSC eBooks

1) Click on eBook link.

2) Make sure the top menu is set to Polk State College. Borrower ID is your Student ID number. PIN is the last four numbers of your Student ID number.

(NOTE: If your number comes up Invalid or Expired, try again. If you get the same result, go to the Circulation Desk by the front door of the library, or call (863) 297-1000 and ask for the Lakeland campus library.)

Login: PSC Databases

1) Go to www.polk.edu.

2) Go to the top right & click the black Library button.

3) On middle of left-hand side, below black Library bar, click Databases.

4) Make sure the top menu is set to Polk State College.

Borrower ID is your Student ID number. 

PIN is the last four numbers of your Student ID number.

(NOTE: If your number comes up Invalid or Expired, try again.

If you get the same result, go to the Circulation Desk by the front door of the library, or call (863) 297-1000 and ask for the Lakeland campus library.)

5) Go down the list, which is alphabetical by database, and click on the name of your database.

6) Click on Connect to Database button.

Reference Books

The Greenwood Dictionary of Education: REF LB 15 .G68 2003

The Almanac of American Education 2004: REF LB 2846 .A45 2003

PSC eBooks

PSC Databases

Educator's Reference Complete: Multiple magazine/journal articles plus education reports.

On the search screen, first click on to documents with full text box below the search fields, then below that, click on the After option beside by publication date(s) & choose 31 December 2010. When you type in your topics, add at least one other term after "FCAT" or "No Child Left Behind" for specific results, such as "Statistics." NOTE: Each article has an MLA citation at the bottom of it, but you MUST change it to Chicago-style.

Education Full Text: Education articles from 1996 to present.

On the search screen, on the right-hand side below the Clear & Search buttons, first click on the Full Text box, then go to the left-hand side beside it & choose Within last 12 months. When you type in your topics, add at least one other term after "FCAT" or "No Child Left Behind" for specific results, such as "Statistics." NOTE: Articles & citations are generated separately. On your results list, clicking the article title, then clicking the Cite button on the top right corner, will display different citations, including Chicago-style. On the results list, clicking on Full Text below the article title will pull up the article on a new window.

ERIC: PSC's best education article database.

On the search screen, first click on the Full Text box below the search fields, then beside it, change Date Published to January 2011 & November 2011. When you type in your topics, add at least one other term after "FCAT" or "No Child Left Behind" for specific results, such as "Statistics." NOTE: When choosing to print, e-mail, or save, the database can also generate a Chicago-style citation.

LexisNexis Academic: One-stop shopping for journal/magazine/newspaper articles, blogs, TV/radio/cable transcripts, statistics, etc.

On the first screen, choose Power Search at the top left-hand corner. When you type in your topics, add at least one other term after "FCAT" or "No Child Left Behind" for specific results, such as "FCAT AND Statistics." Below the search field, under the Specify Date menu, choose Previous 12 months or Previous year. Below that, choose the Geography link, then click on North America, then United States, then Southeast USA, & finally Florida. At the bottom, under the By Type menu, choose All News (English).

Websites

Subject Guide

Gigi Riggio

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