Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

The National Center for Children in Poverty at Columbia University has recently introduced a newly updated version of Child Care & Early Education Research Connections. Research Connections. is a free, web-based resource for researchers and policymakers, to promote high-quality research and the use of that research in policy making. The site has been recently enhanced and includes a comprehensive guide for navigating and searching it.

The website features a continuously updated, multidisciplinary database of nearly 9,000 resources, including citations for peer-reviewed journal articles, books, research reports, fact sheets and briefs, grey literature, instruments, and government documents. Research Connections selects, archives, and indexes publications and data relevant to early education and child care research and policy, and provides access to bibliographic information and full text for many resources. In addition, Research Connections offers data and statistics for download and analysis, and tools for quick online analysis of data.

There aren't a whole lot of media-related subject headings in the list I browsed (none for television, for instance!) but I did find: Media Influence, Computer Programs, Literacy Campaigns, Literacy Development, and Health Promotion.

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