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EDUC BC3032: Investigating the Purposes and Aims of Education

Prof. Erika Kitzmiller, Fall 2020 Term B

About this guide


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
  • Suggestions for organizations publishing or collecting education policy content
  • Ideas for gathering news and social media content
  • Reliable sources of data and statistics
  • Resources to support your fieldwork, writing, and citing
  • 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


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.