Math Ed Literature Database
This is a searchable, annotated collection of education literature references. We currently house:
How Do I Use This?
- The truly impatient can start typing search strings into the Search Box in the upper right hand corner and start clicking on checkboxes to fill their shopping cart.
- You can go on a Quick Tour and try out a few features.
- If you know how to use the old literature database, you can go straight to the Classic Search Form.
- A more comprehensive manual will likely be written some time in the future. (Vague, huh?)
- You can still use the old database if you miss it.
What's New About This BFC?
Better User Features
- Go on the Quick Tour to see how to do simple searches for words, phrases, AND searches, OR searches and Tag searches.
- Everyone (including non-Editors) can add comments to any page (including problems).
- Changes and comments can be tracked for individual pages and the site as a whole
- (either as RSS feeds or by clicking on RecentChanges in the bottom menu).
- Site web pages will print without navigation bars.
- There is a great little shopping cart for entries.
Better Editor Features
- Authorized Editors can edit problems right in the browser in BibTeX.
- Editors can change and add web pages from the browser.
- They can have reasonable formatting and even have automatic Table of Contents (see this page!).
- Past versions of pages are kept and can be view, compared and restored.
- It’s a LOT easier for Admins to add BibTeX documents.
Old Features We Kept
- There is a web form for entering searches.
- Search results show information right in listings.
- rich, boolean and probabilistic searches
- automatic tagging of entries
- Adding more classified entries.
- better ways to explore tags and their relationships
(2009-08-20) Updated to BFC4 software, with much nicer editing software and a tidier appearance.
- Added shopping cart feature.
- Have the old search form working, sort of.
- Old database transferred successfully.
- BibTeX entries displayed in a pleasing way.
Who's In Charge Here?
Eric Hsu is managing the site and the database software. You can find out more about him at http://math.sfsu.edu/hsu.