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This is a general guide to resources for education research.

About this guide

Photograph of student teacher in China

Welcome! This guide highlights key resources for conducting effective information research in education, including the following: 

  • Reference sources to find background information on your topic
  • Catalogs to search for books in print and online
  • Databases for locating scholarly journal articles, reviews, and newspaper articles
  • Reliable sources of data and statistics
  • Resources for citing your sources and writing in education
  • Tips to to help keep textbook costs down
  • Remote library services during the Covid-19 pandemic

If you need assistance identifying additional resources, search terms or strategies, please schedule a research consultation. 

Image: Student teacher in China by Rex Pe, via Wikimedia Commons

Background information

Consult scholarly reference sources to get an overview of a topic, an introduction to a theory, definitions to discipline-specific terms, and more.