Happy Saturday! My name is Susan Kistler and I am the Executive Director for the American Evaluation Association. I contribute each Saturday’s post to the aea365 blog.
AEA members receive as part of their membership, free online access to four journals – AEA’s own American Journal of Evaluation (AJE) and New Directions for Evaluation (NDE), as well as Evaluation and the Health Professions (EHP) and Evaluation Review (ER).
Hot Tip: Subscribe to AEA Contents Alerts – whether you are a member or not*, it is an easy way to stay abreast of what is happening in the field. AEA has aggregated the Table of Contents alerts from these four journals so that you need to subscribe only once, rather than four times. You will receive the table of contents from each of the four journals via email or RSS (you choose!) as an issue becomes available online. See an example, and subscribe, at http://www.eval.org/Publications/journalfeed.asp.
Hot Tip: For AEA members and others with access to these journals, be sure to search the journal archives. Each journal’s online access includes over 20 years of back content. The journal archives are a ripe repository of research into the field, case examples with lessons learned, and information about what works, what doesn’t, and why.
Cool Trick: AJE, NDE, and ER, are all on the SAGE Journals Online platform. When you find an article of interest online in any of these three journals, you also have free access to any other articles in ANY journal published by SAGE that is referenced in that article – just click through on the reference link.
*If you aren’t a member of the American Evaluation Association, consider joining today. Our 6,000th member will join at some point this month and receive a great surprise! Learn more about AEA at http://eval.org/.