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Research Guides

ED677, Special Education - Amy Schleigh Hayes | Brian Friedlander

Education Resources handout
- Victoria Wollny, Spring 2012, Education & Human Services Settings - Pat Schall

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Online Reference Sources

Print Reference Sources

  • Fifty major thinkers on education : from Confucius to Dewey (REF 370.922 F469m)
  • Patterson’s American Education (REF 370 P277)
  • Encyclopedia of Special Education (REF 371.903 E563r)

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Films on Demand Education Videos
Nearly 500 films related to education. Each video is broken down into 2-6 minute clips, called segments.

Research Guide for Education

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  • ERIC
    The pre-eminent database of published research in education, ERIC contains nearly 1.5 million records and over 450,000 full text documents. Indexes both journal articles and grey literature like conference papers, government reports, policy papers, etc. ERIC can also be accessed through ProQuest, or through the public version on the U.S. Department of Education site.
  • Education Research Complete
    Over 1,400 full text education journals. Covers areas of curriculum instruction as well as administration, policy, funding, and related social issues, across all educational levels.

Find Books

Books on education have call numbers in the 370's, located on the upper floor, left side. Two other collections of interest, the Young People's Collection (Fiction and Non-Fiction) and the Curriculum Collection, are located in the same wing. Books on your teaching subjects may be elsewhere: Math (500’s), Arts (700’s), Literature (800’s), Sciences (500’s-600’s), History (900’s)

More Article Databases

  • Academic Search Premier (Ebsco)
    Multidisciplinary database with several education journals, most peer-reviewed, some Full Text.
  • Google Scholar
    Can be useful for discovering articles. Full text not always available/free - look up the journal title on library home page to see if CSE subscribes to full text.
  • Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print (Ebsco)
    Reviews 2,000 testing instruments (No Full Text).
  • Omnifile Full Text Mega (Ebsco)
    Includes Education Full Text subset, with 700+ education periodicals, over 300 of them peer-reviewed.
  • Physical Education Index (ProQuest)
    Search 450+ physical education periodicals (No Full Text)
  • Points of View Reference Center (Ebsco)
    Covers current issues in the news, including school choice, bullying, vouchers, standards, etc. Contains point and counterpoint essays, magazine and newspaper articles, radio and TV news transcripts. POV also includes helpful guides for developing arguments, writing position papers and preparing for debates.
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses
    Over 750,000 downloadable full text dissertations and theses, covering a wide range of graduate research topics, including education.
  • ProQuest Research Library: Social Sciences
    Multidisciplinary database with education journals and titles for children/teens.
  • PsycINFO (Ebsco)
    Psychological and behavioral aspects of education, 98% peer-reviewed.
  • Sage Premier Journals
    Multidisciplinary database of scholarly journals. Includes journals on action research, educational leadership, adult learning, assessments and measurements, special education, and early childhood.
  • Science Direct
    Multidisciplinary database of scholarly journals. Includes some journals on education, psychology, and childhood development.
  • Sociological Abstracts (ProQuest)
    Key database of the social and behavioral sciences. Searches abstracts of journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.


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Recent Research Reports

  • Full Text Reports: Education, K-12
    E.g. "Analysis of State Bullying Laws and Policies," "The State of Science Standards 2012," and "2012 Brown Center Report on American Education."

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