An informational resource is the knowledge transmitted or communicated about a particular topic or field and is acquired through electronic, print, and people. Sources of informational resources include:
World Wide Web
Journals and periodicals, found at college, university, and other libraries, provide an excellent resource to acquire information. Many national associations publish journals that reflect the latest research in the field. Learn which journals are recommended for specific topical areas and learn how to abstract the key points from each publication. You and your colleagues may want to start an annotated bibliography file or a database that will enable you to easily access the information you learn in your reading. Also, many journals are available online.
Conferences, workshops, and other events can provide valuable information about interventions and programs. EMSTAC can help Linking Agents learn about events that are consistent with the specific educational needs of their district. The EMSTAC website keeps an up-to-date listing of upcoming activities and events.