This subject guide contains a non-inclusive list of resources not only housed in the Henry Pfeiffer Library, but also electronic sources, some of which may be accessed from off campus. It is designed to serve as a starting point for research in the field of education, including, but not limited to elementary education, secondary education, special education, and Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teacher Education.
Library of Congress Classification Headings
Education books can be found under the “L” heading in the stacks. For a more detailed breakdown of the headings, visit the Library of Congress Classification Outline . You can search the Pfeiffer Library online book catalog here.
Select Reference Books
The Encyclopedia of Education, Ref. LB15 .E47
Encyclopedia of Educational Research, Ref. LB15 .E48
International Encyclopedia of Higher Education, Ref. LB15 .I57
Encyclopedia of American Education, Ref. LB17 .U54 2001
The Blackwell Handbook of Education, Ref. LA632 .F37 1995
Encyclopedia of Mathematics Education, Ref. LB15 .E665 2001
Housed on the 3rd floor of the library in the Reading Room, this collection contains curriculum resources for a variety of subject in grades K-12.
Electronic Books on Credo Reference
Refer to the Tutorials page for tips on how to search in particular databases.
Academic Search Premier
A general database containing abstracts for over 8,000 journals, and full-text for more than 4,500 of those titles. This database may be accessed from off campus.
Education Research Complete
“The definitive online resource for education research,” covering “all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education, and testing.” It contains full text of more than 2,000 journals and more than 500 books and monographs. This database may be accessed from off campus.
Teacher Reference Center
A database containing abstracts from over 270 popular teacher and administrator journals. This database may be accessed from off campus.
Education Resource Information Center (ERIC)
A database provides access to more than 1.2 million records for journals and other education-related materials. When available, a link to the full-text articles is provided.
OmniFile Full Text Select
A general database indexing over 1,600 full-text titles. This database may be accessed from off campus.
Professional Development Collection
A database aimed at professional educators providing 520 mostly full text, mostly peer-reviewed journals. This database may be accessed from off campus.
Elementary School Journal
English Teaching Forum
Illinois Reading Council Journal
Illinois Schools Journal
Journal of Teacher Education
NASSP Principal’s Research Review
NCTM News Bulletin
Teaching Children Mathematics
AJMR: American Journal on Mental Retardation
British Journal of Special Education
American Annals of the Deaf
Journal of Deaf Studies & Deaf Education
Child Development Perspectives
Gifted Child Quarterly
Journal for the Education of the Gifted
Journal of Adolescence
Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development
The Center for Public Education
Online resource for information about public education.
A site housing a wide variety of resources for educators.
The Educator’s Reference Desk
From the Information Institute of Syracuse, this site provides over 2000 lesson plans as well as over 3000 links to education information.
The Children’s Literature Web Guide
Links to online resources related to children’s literature.
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