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Online Encyclopedias

  • Points of View Reference Center
    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.
  • Psychology of Classroom Learning (Gale Virtual Reference Library)
    Examines the fundamental psychological aspects of learning such as cognition, motivation, and emotion, as well as individual and environmental factors at work in the classroom. Explores how instruction and learning are affected by factors such as classroom management, multiculturalism, learning styles, home schooling, peer relationships, school culture, discipline, self-esteem, socioeconomic status, and more.

Key Databases

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • ProQuest Education Database
    Full text access to over 600 titles and indexing to 300 additional titles covering all aspects of education.

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Other Resources

  • 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 the University subscribes to full text.
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global: Social Sciences
    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
    Psychological and behavioral aspects of education, 98% peer-reviewed.
  • Science Direct
    Multidisciplinary database of scholarly journals. Includes some journals on education, psychology, and childhood development.
  • ProQuest Sociological Abstracts
    Key database of the social and behavioral sciences. Searches abstracts of journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.


LibGuides are resources that are built by scholarly professionals with content specifically related to a given subject.

Printable Research Guide

Printable research guide for Education

Citing Sources

  • APA Style Guide
  • MLA Style Guide
  • Zotero
    A citation generator and management tool, Zotero can help you keep all of your citation information together and generate a bibliography for you.


Books on education have call numbers in the 370. We also have a Juvenile Reading Collection.


Legal Resources

  • Google Scholar Case Law
    Free case law library includes state cases from 1950; federal, appellate, tax, and bankruptcy cases from 1923; and US Supreme Court opinions from 1791.