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Subject Guides - Education

Online Encyclopedias

  • 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.

Additional Reference Sources

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.

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Other Resources

  • ProQuest Education Database
    Full text access to over 600 titles and indexing to 300 additional titles covering all aspects of education.
  • 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.
  • Omnifile Full Text Mega (Ebsco)
    Includes Education Full Text subset, with 700+ education periodicals, over 300 of them peer-reviewed.
  • 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 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 (Ebsco)
    Psychological and behavioral aspects of education, 98% peer-reviewed.
  • Sage 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 Advanced Search
    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.

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's, located on the upper floor, left side. The Young People's Collection (Fiction and Non-Fiction) is 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). Reference books are on the main floor in the Reference Room.


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