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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.
Google Book Search
Provides full-text of many books no longer under copyright, and allows searching of the contents of many more titles.
Google Scholar
Accesses the scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts, and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities, and other websites. Includes links to resources subscribed to by Grinnell College.
JSTOR Restricted Resource Resource is highly recommended
Digital repository of complete full-text backfiles of several hundred scholarly journals in the Arts & Sciences, Health & General Sciences, and Ecology & Botany, except for the most recent two to five years.
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.

Data and Statistics

PISA: OECD Programme for International Student Assessment
Surveys "15-year-olds in the principal industrialised countries. Every three years, it assesses how far students near the end of compulsory education have acquired some of the knowledge and skills essential for full participation in society."
International education indicators : a time series perspective
Print Location: Burling Ref LB2846 .I67x 1996

TIMMS & PIRLS International Study Center
Results of comparative studies in educational achievement.

Reference Resources

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.
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
International Encyclopedia of National Systems of Education
Print Location: Burling Ref LB43 .I584 1995

World of Learning
Print Location: Burling Ref AS2 .W6
World Guide to Higher Education
Print Location: Burling Ref LA183 .W66x 1996

Web sites

CIA World FactBook
Geographic information and maps from the US Central Intelligence Agency. Also includes people, government, economy, communications, transportation, and military information.
Education World: World School Directory
A listing of K-12 schools around the world.
GEI: Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research
Focuses on textbook research internationally. Most materials are in English or German.
"The Education Support Program (ESP) and its network partners support education reform in countries in transition, combining best practice and policy to strengthen open society values."

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.
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
Print Location: Perm. Reserve (Burling & Kistle) BF76.7 .P83 2001

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.
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To locate information about a particular country, try searching using the term "education" and the name of the country. For example: education Ghana. This is especially useful when looking for web resources. Using the phrase "international development education" will also yield good results.