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Education Research: Reference Materials

Identifies key resources for education students and researchers.

Why Use Reference Books?

Using the right reference materials helps you to:

  • Better frame your research question
  • Identify key trends
  • Identify key individuals in developing major concepts of the field
  • Identify key scholars who write in the discipline
  • Use authoritative sources

Finding Statistical Sources

Sometimes you can find the statistics you need in a journal article, but frequently discipline related statistics are gathered and reported in different formats.

Reference Works Online

Using Handbooks & Encyclopedias to Locate Background Information

Finding Education-related Reference Books and e-Books

The Library Catalog provides access to reference books as well as traditional collections of essays and monographs.  The following searches show how you might limit your search to a particular type of reference.