A sampling of suggested reference texts for overviews, definitions, general background
- Bilingual Education: a Reference Handbook - LC 3731 F45 2002 Ref
- Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood : in History and Society - HQ 767.84 E53 2003 Ref
- Encyclopedia of Education - LB 15 E47 2003 Ref
- Encyclopedia of Learning Disabilities- LC 4704.5 T86 2002 Ref
- Encyclopedia of Special Education - LC 4007 E53 2000 Ref
- Handbook of Research on Multicultural Education - LC 1099.3 H35 2004 Ref
Education Research Complete (includes ERIC and Ed Abs content)
This database offers a comprehensive gateway to locate published research in education. It provides access to the fulltext of over 750 journals in the field! In addition, it provides citations and abstracts for 1500 publications spanning over 100 years. For experienced researchers, coverage does include that of the ERIC and Education Abstracts databases, including "ERIC Documents." On that note, if you find citations that aren't for journal articles (perhaps they are grant reports or technical papers, for example) these may be "ERIC Documents," texts which are a bit different to acquire. ERIC documents are indicated by a note in the citation that begins with "ED###") and are available through three major avenues:
1) The fulltext of "ED" documents from 1993-present are now available online and are directly linked from the database.
2) For "ED" documents prior to 1993, UMass Amherst has most of these on microfiche or online--the UMass librarians encourage you to ask for help on your first visit.
3) If you are not in a hurry, or can't get to UMass, you may also submit an interlibrary loan request for ERIC documents that are not available online, just be sure to include the "ED #" somewhere in your request.
- The best way to find a book on your topic is to start with a search in the Library Catalog. Once you've found something of interest, you might also browse the stacks in that particular area. In general...
- Books on education are found in the Williston (Main) Library stacks on Level 4 with the call numbers starting L - LT
Ask a Librarian
by phone: x2212
by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
in person: Research Help Desk- 4th floor, Williston library
- Monday-Wednesday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
and 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
- Thursday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
and 7 p.m. - 11 p.m.
- Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Saturday 1-5 p.m.
- Sunday 1-5 p.m. and
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.