Magazine article Techniques

NET Gain

Magazine article Techniques

NET Gain

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The Internet offers a vast collection of journals, newspapers, briefs and digests to help vocational and technical educators keep abreast of their field. But knowing where to find them can be difficult, so this issue offers an applicable sample of useful publications. Although many publications provide tables of contents or sample articles from print versions, those discussed in this issue provide full text.


The Scholarly Communications Project at Virginia Tech maintains a searchable archive of 20 scholarly journals at, including the Journal of Industrial Teacher Education, the Journal of Technology Education, the Journal of Technology Studies and the Journal of Vocational and Technical Education. All JTE issues since fall 1989 are available on the site; issues for the other journals go back two to four years.

Although the Virginia Tech site is the most impressive full-text collection, a number of other journal sites provide tables of contents or sample articles. The ERIC Clearinghouse for Adult, Career and Vocational Education's "Journals on the Web: A Mini-Guide" at offers links to more than 30 periodicals.


Education Week's site at includes an archive of past issues that is searchable by key word or date. The site also has a daily news feature that includes articles from other online newspapers through Web links. Another useful feature is a comprehensive guide to school-to-work at that provides links to STW articles published in Education Week and other resources on the Web. …

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