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Education Research Complete Restricted Resource
Covers scholarly research and information relating to all areas of education, from early childhood to higher education in all educational specialties. Includes indexing and abstracts, as well as some full text.
Educator's Reference Complete Restricted Resource
This comprehensive resource for educators and education students features over 1,100 periodicals as well as 200 reports from the United States Department of Education. All levels of education from preschool to college are covered, including virtually every educational specialty, such as bilingual studies, health, technology, and testing. The resource also includes information on issues related to administration, funding, and policy in education. Full-text results are available for nearly half of the titles cited in ERIC.
ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) [ProQuest] Restricted Resource
1966–present. Indexes education-related literature, including library science. Covers journal articles, dissertations, government documents, conference proceedings, and much more.
PsycINFO Restricted Resource
Covers psychology and related disciplines including sociology, education, and sport. Worldwide coverage includes references to over 1,800 journals, dissertations, and book chapters.

Library Catalogs

Center for Research Libraries
A consortium of North American universities, colleges, and independent research libraries that acquires and preserves traditional and digital resources for research and teaching.

A wide selection of coloring pages, drawings, photographs, and handicrafts, organized by commonly used topics in primary education. Also features puzzle generators, online games, and more.

Reference Resources

Almanac of American Education
A yearly look at national, state, and county trends in education.
Almanac of American Education
Print Location: Burling Library Reference LA217.2 .A45 2007
Encyclopedia of Education
Print Location: Burling 1st Floor Oversize LB15 .E47 2003
An eight-volume encyclopedia covering key topics in education, including court cases.
Encyclopedia of Educational Research
Print Location: Burling 1st Floor Oversize LB15 .E448 1992
A four -volume encyclopedia surveying research on a wide range of educational topics.
Philosophy of Education: An Encyclopedia
Examines how philosophical ideas have influenced education, from ancient Greece to the present.
Philosophy of Education: An Encyclopedia
Print Location: Burling 2nd Floor LB17 .P485 1996
World Education Encyclopedia
A three-volume set that describes educational systems around the world.
World Education Encyclopedia
Print Location: Burling 1st Floor Oversize LB15 .W87 2001
Education: A Guide to Reference and Information Sources
Print Location: Burling 2nd floor LB15 .O28x 1999
Although dated, this is still a useful bibliography of sources in all areas of education.

Web sites

ENC Online
Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science Education. Curriculum materials, news, and other resources for teachers of math and science
International Comparisons in Education
Statistics and other data related to education in the U.S and abroad.
Iowa Education
The state of Iowa's website for education, including links to agencies, services, facts, and news.
National Center for Education Statistics Resource contains quantitative data
NCES is the primary federal entity collecting and analyzing education-related data for the United States and other nations. The NCES catalog can be searched to locate NCES publications and data products, many full-text or available for download, including The Condition of Education, The Digest of Education Statistics, TIMSS (Third International Mathematics and Science Study) and the NAEP (Nation's Report Card). NCES also makes available extremely detailed data about pre-K through graduate education and about libraries.
US Dept. of Education
Presents information on education-related topics, provided by the U.S. Department of Education. Contains information on topics such as student achievement, bilingual education, disabled children, delinquent children, class size reduction, drug-free schools, magnet schools, family literacy programs, financial aid, home schooling, postsecondary education, preschools, private schools, public schools, special education, tutoring, and vocational education.

Style and Citation Guides

Purdue University Online Writing Lab Style Guides: APA
APA (American Psychological Association) style is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. This resource, revised according to the 6th edition, second printing of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page. For more information, please consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition, second printing.
Online research management, writing, and collaboration tool designed to help researchers at all levels easily gather, organize, store, and share all types of information and to instantly generate citations and bibliographies.
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
Print Location: Perm. Reserve (Burling & Kistle) BF76.7 .P83 2001

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