Guide to Sources in Education

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 Guide to Sources in Education

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Location of Materials | Call Numbers | Guides about Education Sources | Articles & Journal Databases | Directories | College & University Rankings | Background Information: Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, & Handbooks | Almanacs & Yearbooks | Education Standards | Statistical Sources & Datasets | Grants, Funding, & Career Resources | Bibliographies | Biographical Sources



Location of Materials

All titles listed in this guide are located in the Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library Reference Collection unless otherwise noted. The location SSHEL RCC indicates the item is held in the SSHEL Reference Circulating Collection.



Call Numbers

Call numbers are groups of numbers and/or letters that classify library items by subject. Items are arranged on bookshelves by call number. The Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library (SSHEL) uses both the Dewey Decimal and Library of Congress classification systems











Adult education

LC5201-6660.4 (including extension schools, distance ed., and evening and continuation schools)


Alternative (nontraditional) education

LC45-45.8 (non-formal ed. at all levels); LC46-46.8 (alternative ed. at all levels)


College publications



LB1570-1571.2 (elementary); LB1628-1629.8 (secondary); LB2361-2365 (higher ed.)


Distance education



Early childhood education






Public policy issues in education


371.822 or 376

Education of women



Educational law



Educational philosophy



Educational psychology



Elementary education



Higher education



History of education


371.042 or 649.68

Home schools



Methods of instruction and study



Multicultural and bilingual education



Preschool education



Private colleges and universities



Private education and public policy

LB2827.3-.6 (federal aid to private schools); LB2828-2828.6 (state aid to private schools)


Public colleges and universities



Public education and public policy





371.07 or 377

Religious schools


371.2 or 371

School administration



Secondary education



Special education

LC3950-4803 (children and youth); LC4812-4827 (adults)


Teachers and teaching

LB1025-1050.75 (teaching- principles and practice); LB1775 (teaching)



Guides to Education Resources

A list of information sources such as books, journals, websites, and databases about a specific subject, with corresponding brief description. 

Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Educational Curriculum and Methods. (online)
A searchable directory of academic journals with information on editorial and submission policies designed to help researchers and academics find the most appropriate journal in which to publish manuscripts. Each entry provides the editor’s name and contact information. They also provide information on the review process, publication information, manuscript specifications, and aims and scopes of the journal. A companion directory provides similar information for Educational Psychology and Administration.

011.02 B983e 2000
Education: A Guide to Reference and Information Sources. 2nd ed. 2000. (online)
Provides information about key reference and information resources in the field of education. It is divided into 14 categories that reflect different aspects of education, and each chapter is then divided into subcategories by type of publication (journals, dictionaries and encyclopedias, etc.). The entries each contain bibliographic information and an annotation describing the resource. Includes author, title, and subject indexes.



Article & Journal Databases 

Databases are structured sets of information, stored in print or online. Often, databases are online collections of journal article citations and full text. Find articles a about specific topic by using keywords, subject headings, authors, and more. 

British Education Index (online)
British Education Index is a database that includes over 220,000 article records from education and training journals, predominantly published in the UK from 1975 onwards, and records from over 11,600 UK theses. Also included is a robust education thesaurus, which includes hundreds of terms specific to British education.  

Education Full Text. 1983 -. (online)
Education Full-Text is a database that indexes and abstracts articles from English-language periodicals and yearbooks published in the United States and elsewhere. Books relating to education published in 1995 or later are also indexed. Coverage begins with January 1994. Full-text coverage begins in January 1996. Complemented by Education Index Retrospective (1929-1983).

ERIC (online)
ERIC is a national education database sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. Presently the largest education database in the world, ERIC contains over 3,000,000 citations covering research documents, journal articles, technical reports, program descriptions and evaluations, and curricular materials in the field of education. It also includes abstracts, citations and selective full-text.

Higher Education Abstracts. 1965-. (online)
Abstracts from journals, conference proceedings, and research reports pertaining to participants in higher education, their functions, and environment. Continues College Student Personnel Abstracts.

International ERIC. 1977-. (online)
International ERIC is a combined database of the Australian Education Index (1977- ), ERIC, and PsycINFO. Combined these indexes provide coverage of education-related topics mainly in Oceania and the United States, with some representation of such subjects in other parts of the world. 

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Directories are a list of organizations, groups, people, places, or other data systematically arranged often alphabetically or by location.


371.120973 AL79 2009
Alternative Teacher Certification: A State-by-State Analysis. 2009.
Information about alternative certification provided in one- to two-page overviews for each state. The entries provide basic information such as program requirements, number of credit hours needed for completion, and length of time required. Also included is information on reciprocity agreements between states.

LC3965 .G538 2015
The Big Book of Special Education Resources. 2nd ed. 2015
This diverse resource contains many different types of information, such as lesson plans, address and phone numbers to federal agencies, and lists of books, videos, and journals about topics in special education.

371.910973 C738 2015
The Complete Learning Disabilities Directory. 19th ed. 2015.
Provides information on how to deal with learning disabilities of all types. Discusses what to look for in diagnosing a learning disability and treatment options. It features a Glossary, Geographical, Subject, and Name indexes, and multiple resources ranging from programs, media, schools, and government agencies.

371.3078 D628 2009
Directory of Curriculum Materials Centers. 6th ed. 2009.
Guide to curriculum centers, laboratories, libraries, and collections in the United States and Canada that support professional programs in teacher education. Entries are organized by state and include addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses, and collection information for each center. Institution index provided. The Directory of Curriculum Materials Centers 7th edition (2015) is available online.

370.2573 En191 2013-2014
Educators Resource Directory. 10th ed. 2013. 
Offers ready access to over 6,000 individual education-related resources and 195 charts containing educational statistics and rankings. The directory is divided into three sections: resources for education professionals, from teaching opportunities abroad and financial opportunities to school supplies and testing resources; national and state statistics; and entry & publisher, geographic, and subject indexes.

378 W8911 
Europa World of Learning. 2006-. (online) 
Arranged alphabetically by country, this guide lists learned societies, research institutions, libraries, museums, universities and other institutions of higher education.

371.9 D6281 2011/2012
Guide to Private Special Education. 2011.
Provides a state-by-state listing of private schools focused on special education in the U. S. Program emphases include physical, developmental, and learning impairments, as well as ADD/ADHD, health, and emotional disturbances. Entries are arranged by state and contain contact information, a list of special needs addressed by the program, academic and support services offered, and tuition costs.

Plunkett's Education, EdTech & MOOCs Industry Almanac 2015: The Only Comprehensive Guide to the Education Industry. 2015. (online)
This almanac covers topics such as education trends and emerging technologies. It provides easy-to-use comparisons that allows readers lacking a background in education or finance to quickly compare strategies, financial records, and growth plans of major industry groups. Contains a glossary and two indexes: an index of firms noted as hot spots for advancement for women & minorities and an index of subsidiaries, brand names and affiliations.

371.13 W82r1
Requirements for Certification of Teachers, Counselors, Librarians, Administrators for Elementary and Secondary Schools. 1935-.
Provides the local and regional differences and changes for each of the 50 states with respect to the certification of teachers, administrators, counselors and librarians.

Primary, Elementary and Secondary Education

371.01025 D62821 
DIRPRO Directory of Illinois Schools. 1987-. 
Provides information about regional offices of education; public school districts; and non-public school districts for K-12. Also included are Area Vocational Centers, a list of Charter Schools, Regional Offices of Education, Special Education Districts/Cooperatives/Associations, and a listing of public school districts by county.

373.73 H19 
The Handbook of Private Schools. 1915-. (online) 
Contains information on 1,800 elementary and secondary boarding and day schools in the U.S. Contains an alphabetical index of schools.

Q. 370 P27 
Patterson's American Education. 1904-. 
A comprehensive list of public and private secondary schools, including selected colleges, universities and special schools. School systems arranged by state, then towns. A list of post-secondary institutions classified by subject is provided.

Q. 372.02573 P277 
Patterson's Elementary Education. 1989-. 
Directory of American public and private elementary schools. Entries are alphabetized within each state by community and by school type. Private and church-affiliated schools are separate from public institutions.

373.73 P939 
Private Independent Schools. 1947/48-. 
Offers descriptions of over 2,400 elementary and secondary independent, boarding, and day schools. Alphabetical arrangement by state.

Higher Education 

378.73 C569 
A Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. 1994. (online) 
This work divides U.S. colleges and universities into six broad classes (Doctoral Universities, Research Universities, Masters Colleges and Universities, Baccalaureate Colleges, Specialized Institutions, Associate of Arts Colleges). Within these classes the institutions are listed by state. There is an index of colleges and universities arranged in alphabetical order by name of the institution.

378 C686 
The College Blue Book. 6 vols. 1923-. (online) 
Comprehensive fact book, giving directory and statistical information about colleges. Recent editions are available online.

378 Y3 
Commonwealth Universities Yearbook. 1914-. (online) 
Contains information on universities of all the nations of the British commonwealth. A general index and name index are provided.

378.73 H412a  
Higher Education Directory. 1983-. 
This directory of accredited, degree-granting institutions of post-secondary education includes college and university listings by state with institutional characteristics and administrative officers; an alphabetical index of administrators "with their most direct phone number;" an index of regional, national, professional, and specialized accreditation agencies; and an alphabetic index of institutions.

378 In86 
International Handbook of Universities. 1959-. 
Provides descriptions of individual institutions excluding Commonwealth and United States institutions.

National Faculty Directory . 1970-. (online) 
Alphabetical listing of U.S. and Canadian college, junior college and university faculty. No biographical information included.

Q. 378.16 C832 2004 v.1-2 
The New Country Index. Making Sense of International Credentials. 2004-.  
These volumes provide information about the educational systems of over 150 countries, focusing on credentials and recommendations regarding the United States equivalents of each credential. Useful for interpreting the educational backgrounds of foreign persons for program admission, licensing and hiring, and for statements of educational equivalencies.

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College & University Rankings 

Various sources of statistical and reputational rankings of colleges and universities.

378.73 Am35201a  
Best Colleges.1988-. (online)
Provides a ranking of top colleges and universities in the United States. Includes articles on how to choose, apply and pay for colleges.

378.15530257 Am351b 
Best Graduate Schools. 2003-. (online)
Contains articles on graduate schools and rankings in law, business, medicine, engineering, and education. (online)

College and University Rankings Website. (online)
The College and University Rankings Website offers links to sites providing rankings of undergraduate, graduate/research programs, law, business, and international education. It also provides a bibliography of materials on College and University Rankings as well as materials that discuss controversies and cautions about rankings.

LB2817.3.C66 2014
The Comparative Guide to American Elementary and Secondary Schools. 8th ed. 2014.
This guide includes statistics of all public school districts serving 1,500 or more students. Organized by state, it contains listings of the public school educational profile, NAEP Test Scores, District Profiles, and District Rankings. In addition to the state rankings and orders, there are national comparisons and rankings. Also includes index of city names.

378.1550973 D262
A Data-Based Assessment of Research Doctorate Programs in the United States. 2 vols. 2010. 
This guide provides data collected by the National Research Council (NRC) that can be used to assess and compare the quality and effectiveness of doctoral programs in the U.S. The assessment analyzes data collected from doctoral programs in 62 disciplines at 212 institutions. The Revised Guide to the Methodology is a section that presents the updated methodology and expanded range of data used by the NRC.  

379.154 Ed833
Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators. 1992-.
Includes indicators from 30 OECD member countries on demographics, social and economic context; costs and human and financial resources; access, participation and progression; school environment and school/classroom processes; graduate output of institutions; student achievement and adult literacy; and labor market outcomes.

371 Ed832
Education State Rankings: Pre K-12 Education in the 50 United States. 2011. 
This source includes hundreds of state statistics involving districts and facilities, finance, graduates and achievement, safety and discipline, special education, staff, and students, as well as information about national percentages and averages. The book also features bibliography and an index.

379.110973 R168
Rankings and Estimates: Rankings of the States... and Estimates of School Statistics. 2010-2011. (online)
This NEA publication provides state-level data on topics that are of concern to public education. The data aids in assessing the current state of public education in the United States by examining the areas of government and school revenue/expenditures, school enrollment and attendance, and faculty salaries. Newer editions of this work are freely available at:

372.210973 St29 2010
The State of Preschool: State Preschool Yearbook. 2003-. (online)
Provides information about state-funded pre-kindergarten programs and how they compare with other programs for young children. The data focus on access, quality standards, and resources. The yearbook is organized into three sections: background information on preschool education, a summary of the survey findings, and national policy recommendations; each state’s policies on preschool access and quality; and tables of survey data from each state. Newer editions are freely available at:

Q. 378 W894 2015 
Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2015. 2015.
Lists the top 100 universities from around the world by reputation. Over 10,000 responses to the survey from 133 countries determined the 2015 rankings. In addition to the rankings, the 2015 edition also includes articles on global trends in higher education.

378 W89 2015-16 
Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-16. 2015.
This supplemental publication compiles the annual world university rankings of Times Higher Education, with data collected, analyzed, and verified by Thomson Reuters. The rankings employ 13 separate performance indicators, drawing on about 50 million journal citations and a survey of almost 60,000 respondents (since 2010). Includes data/statistics tables and articles summarizing and analyzing the information, and organizes rankings both generally and by subject area. Includes discussion of methods.

378.73 T62
The Top American Research Universities. 2000-.
Presents the latest rankings of US institutions of higher education from the Center for Measuring University Performance’s (MUP).  This report presents data tables examining the top 50 universities nationally, and the top 25 medical and specialized research universities nationally. It lists institutions that had more than $40 million in federal research expenditures and examines them related to expenditures, endowments, and other factors. The top 200 institutions are highlighted in data tables for recent years. Data and source notes are included. All data are available for download in Excel spreadsheets from the website at

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Background Information: Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, & Handbooks

Background information can be found in reference sources, online or in print , such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks. Dictionaries contain brief definitions, usually only a sentence or two in length. Encyclopedias provide a more in-depth description, usually a few paragraphs in length. Handbooks contain descriptions that can be multiple pages and describe the development and future of a subject.


LB15 .D483 2015
A Dictionary of Education. 2nd ed. 2015.
This dictionary presents brief definitions of key terms in the field of British education from the early 20th to the 21st centuries. Covering legislative acts, British trends in education policy and philosophy, comparison of international standards of learning, curriculum orientations and institutional competency, the volume is wide-reaching in scope. Entries often include links to websites and recommendations for further reading. Includes a timeline of important historical developments in the United Kingdom in the last century, and an appendix with educational legislation in other English-speaking countries.

370.11703 D561  
Dictionary of Multicultural Education. 1997. 
This dictionary, for use by teachers, students and scholars, briefly discusses approximately 200 terms related to multicultural education. Each entry provides references to additional information sources and cross-references when appropriate.

371.903 V586d 1997
Dictionary of Special Education and Rehabilitation. 1997.
Presents definitions of over 2,000 terms currently used by special educators and rehabilitation workers. There are sections on abbreviations and acronyms, national associations and organizations, legal terms, periodicals and journals, and sources of legal assistance.

Encyclopedia of Terminology for Educational Communications and Technology. 2013. (online)
Written for both scholars and practitioners, this is a volume of scholarly definitions and short discussions of approximately 180 key terms in the field. Each entry includes key aspects of the term, alternative views and interpretations of the term, and future trends. The definition discussions are supported with relevant literature from educational communications and technology and related fields. 

370.3 G856 2011
The Greenwood Dictionary of Education. 2011.
A comprehensive dictionary for a variety of subjects within education. It provides more than 3,000 terms, acronyms, and initialisms that are in contemporary use and understanding. The dictionary includes a preface, the dictionary itself, and a bibliography for the definitions. The 2003 edition is available online.

379.2630973 R122h 
Historical Dictionary of School Segregation and Desegregation: The American Experience. 1998. 
Covers school segregation and desegregation in postsecondary as well as elementary and secondary education in the United States from before the Civil War through the latest court decision. Contains brief essays describing the over 270 key court decisions, people, types of school desegregation plans, legislation, organizations, terms, concepts, reports and publications that have played a significant role in the history of this topic. Includes a bibliographical essay, general and geographical bibliography and index.

371.822 H629
Historical Dictionary of Women's Education in the United States. 1998.
Presents information about major events, ideas, movements, institutions and people associated with women's education in the U.S. from the colonial period to the present. It aims to represent different racial and socio-economics groups throughout the U.S., and covers both formal and informal means of education. Includes a bibliography, a timeline of events, an index, and list of contributors.

370.3 L552l
Learning Theories, A to Z. 2002. 
Defines over 500 terms that relate to learning theories and environments. Organized alphabetically, it provides information on learning theories about K-12 education, higher education, industrial education, and training environments. Each of the terms is divided into the following categories: cognitivism, constructivism, behaviorism, and humanism.


371.903 T847a
The A-Z of Learning Disabilities. 2006.
This encyclopedia contains more than 650 entries covering diagnoses, tests, treatments, and educational strategies concerning learning disabilities. Each entry has a brief description intended to provide the definition and some background for each term. Contains six appendixes that include national organizations, government sources of information and help, assistive technology resources, hotlines, commercial technology resources and books of interest to people with learning disabilities. Also includes a glossary, a bibliography and an index.

372.2103 Ea76
Early Childhood Education: An International Encyclopedia. 4 vols. 2007.
This four volume set compiles understandings, controversies, theories, policies, and practices in early childhood education in the United States (Volume 1-3) and ten other countries around the world (Volume 4). Entries in volumes 1-3 are arranged alphabetically and most include a list a further readings. Entries in Volume 4 are listed alphabetically by country. The set concludes with a bibliography and cumulative index.

Q. 371.82996 En192 
Encyclopedia of African American Education. 2010. (online) 
This encyclopedia provides information on many different facets of the African American educational experience, including history, legislation and policy, specific institutions, and various social factors that impact educational experiences and success. Articles are signed, cross-referenced, and contain reference lists. Volume 1 contains a Reader’s Guide that organizes entries by topic, as well as an alphabetical listing of entries. Volume 2 contains a complete bibliography (each issue’s table of contents) and a selection of reprinted articles from  The Journal of Negro Education from 1932-2008, as well as an index.

370.973 Un32e 2007
Encyclopedia of American Education. 3rd ed. 3 vols. 2007. 
Contains over 100 new articles and covers a variety of areas in education such as administration, federal and state legislation, court decisions, finance, pedagogy, special education, vocational education, history, school reform, and technology. The appendixes contain an extensive cross-referenced bibliography for each subject, a chronology of education in America since 1607, listing and summaries of significant federal legislation in education since 1787, and a listing with summaries of major U.S. Supreme Court decisions affecting education since the first decision in 1819. Also includes an index.

371.4089 En194
Encyclopedia of Cross-Cultural School Psychology. 2010. (online) 
Some 400 entries explore the concepts, themes, and latest research findings that are critical to understanding the field of cross-cultural school psychology. The encyclopedia examines issues that arise from pre-K to 12th grade. Each entry includes a description of a particular term, a bibliography, and additional readings for professionals. Subject index included.

Q. 371.3503 En19
Encyclopedia of Distance Learning. 4 vols. (online)
A compilation of essays addressing issues pertaining to distance learning including the technological impact on education in K-12, higher education, continuing education, professional and technical training. Some examples of topics include adult illiteracy, the birth of virtual libraries, collaborative learning technologies, consensus building using e-research, document delivery, future learning devices, and the history of correspondence instruction.

Q. 370.117 En192
Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education. 4 vols. 2012.
Provides over 700 alphabetically arranged entries about diversity in education written by international academics and experts presenting research, statistics, case studies, best practices, policies, and programs. Volume four also contains a chronology of key events and publications related to diversity and education.    

370.3 En193 2003
The Encyclopedia of Education. 8 vols. 2003. (online)
This eight-volume encyclopedia provides detailed explanations for many of the terms and concepts related to the study of education. In addition to the general information provided by this source, its 8th volume provides detailed entries for court cases, legislation, and international agreements that have influenced the history of education.

LB2824 .E53 2014
Encyclopedia of Education Economics & Finance. 2014
This encyclopedia aims to help administrators, teachers, students, and economists understand and analyze the behavior of schools, districts, states, and nations through the lens of economics. This work of 2 volumes contains 300-350 signed entries by experts in the field of education. It is organized alphabetically by topic, and includes a thematic "Reader's Guide," which groups related entries by topic. Also includes a Resources appendix and comprehensive index.

344.730703 E564
Encyclopedia of Education Law 2008. 2 vols. (online)
Two volume set contains alphabetical entries in the field of education law, primarily focused on developments since Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka et al.  Entries include citation and cross-references where applicable.  Work provides a list of entries, reader's guide, and an index.

Encyclopedia of E-leadership, Counseling, and Training. 2012. (online) 
This book offers an in-depth description of key terms, and concepts related to different themes, issues, and trends in educational leadership, counseling, and technology integration in modern universities and organizations worldwide. 

Q. 371.33403 En192
Encyclopedia of Information Technology Curriculum Integration. 2008. (online)
This two volume encyclopedia provides comprehensive classification, coverage, and definition of the most important issues, concepts, trends, and applications of technologies for the classroom.  Entries are authored by leading experts in the field of information technology education and organized in alphabetical order by title.  Cumulative index included in both volumes.

407 En19 2008
Encyclopedia of Language and Education. 2nd ed. 10 vols. 2008. (online)
Each volume in this set aims to give readers access to the international literature and research on the topic. Most articles include early developments, major contributions, works in progress, problems, future direction, and references. Volume topics include language policy, literacy, discourse and education, second and foreign language education, bilingual education, knowledge about language, testing and assessment, socialization, ecology, and research methods. Also available as an e-book.

Q. RA777 .E52 2013
Encyclopedia of School Health. 2013.
This encyclopedia covers all components of Coordinated School Health (K-12 and preschool) programs put forth by the American School Health Association, including health education instruction; physical education instruction; health services; nutrition services; counseling, psychological, and social services; healthy and safe school environment; health promotion for school staff; and family and community engagement. Entries are organized alphabetically, but can be accessed through the Reader's Guide (organized into 20 overarching topics) or index. Further reading and resources are provided in each entry and in a general appendix. 

Q. LC4007 .E53 2014
Encyclopedia of Special Education: A Reference for the Education of the Handicapped and Other Exceptional Children and Adults. 4 vols. 2014.(online)
This set is an excellent source for basic, summative information for those who are concerned with the education of exceptional people and their special characteristics, needs and problems. Over two thousand entries cover biographies, educational and psychological tests, interventions and service delivery, disabling conditions, technologies, organizations and journals, related services, legal, global, and miscellaneous topics about special education. Each entry includes additional references.

370.8203 G285
Gender and Education: An Encyclopedia. 2vols. 2007. (online)
Explores current issues in gender and education in two volumes. Articles are divided into ten subject areas covering such topics as gendered theories in education, curricular issues, and educational policies. To facilitate research, each article also cross-references other relevant articles within the encyclopedia. Volume 2 has a comprehensive index.

378.1982 B7914h
Historically Black Colleges and Universities: An Encyclopedia. 2011.
This work traces the history of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and discusses the major events that have impacted their origins, growth, and sustainment. Includes information about individuals and organizations founded at these institutions and their impact on the cultural, economic, political and social history of the United States. Contains profiles of HBCUs arranged by founding date. Includes tables of two- and four-year accredited HBCUs as of 2010, a timeline of major events impacting HBCUs, notable alumni, significant primary documents, further resources, and an index.

Q. LB15 .I565 2013
International Education: An Encyclopedia of Contemporary Issues and Systems. 2 vols. 2013.
This two-volume work focuses on educational structures worldwide and how human ingenuity and creativity impact them. The work seeks to answer fundamental questions about access to education, the influence of poverty on educational attainment, the gender gap, and child labor issues. The work is intended to be accessible to a wide readership, but will be most helpful as a reference tool for students interested in international education and the social sciences at the undergraduate and graduate levels, academic department personnel with an interest in tracking global changes in academic specializations, and educational administrators and practitioners. The work is divided into two sections. Section I examines a variety of topics related to international education. These include sociopolitical and cultural issues, issues of gender, topics in formal and informal education, curricular issues, intellectual and motor skill development, technology, and educational institutions. The second section examines educational systems around the globe, organized by continent and country. Following the main text are a glossary and index. Bibliographic references appear throughout the work.

The International Encyclopedia of Education. 3rd ed. 2010. (online)
This work can be searched for particular keywords, or browsed by subject classification, author, article title, and subject index. 121 subject classification entries are arranged alphabetically within 27 “mega-fields,” including Adult Education, Educational Assessment, Teacher Education, and Technology and Learning. Authors list provides link to articles by each contributor. Article title section is fully inclusive and arranged alphabetically. Subject index provides extensive, linked cross- references.

370.92 F883pa
Paulo Freire Encyclopedia. 2012.
This encyclopedia contains over 200 signed entries with lists of references, detailing the major themes and topics related to the work and life of Paulo Freire, a twentieth century political philosopher of education. Includes a Paulo Freire bibliography and index.  

370.1 W721k 2008 
Philosophy of Education: The Key Concepts. 2nd ed. 2008. 
A guide to the key terms and concepts pertaining to philosophy of education. An introduction provides a survey that discusses the relevance of the subject.  The concepts are described and analyzed in this book, which also contains an extensive bibliography.

418.0071 R765 2012
Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning. 2nd ed. 2012.
This work is geared toward teachers and education researchers and provides extensive explanations/descriptions of issues and terms related to this field. Each entry includes references for further reading. Many entries include graphs and illustrations. Also includes a list of contributors, alphabetical and thematic lists of entries, and an index. 

Q.LB3013 .S237 2015
The SAGE Encyclopedia of Classroom Management. 2 vols. 2015.
These volumes cover a variety of topics relating to classroom management. A Reader’s Guide in each volume contains lists of entries related to broader topics, such as assessment, diversity, history, instruction, and problem behaviors. An index for both volumes is included in volume two.

Q.LB1028.3 .S235 2015
The SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Technology. 2 vols. 2015
Entries are listed alphabetically and by thematic area. While the majority of the entries are technology-based, several entries deal with critical theory in the field of Educational Technology. Entries are cross-referenced to other, relevant entries. This encyclopedia is intended as an introduction to educational technology for students, teachers, researchers, and practitioners.

378.008203 W842
Women in Higher Education: An Encyclopedia. 2002.
A nine-part encyclopedia with topics such as "Gender Theory and the Academy," "Women and Higher Education Policy," "Women Faculty," and "Women Administrators." Includes two appendices: "Women's Studies Research Resources," and "Colleges Identifying Themselves as Women's Colleges." Includes general index and bibliography.

371.826603 Y888
Youth, Education, and Sexualities: An International Encyclopedia. 2005.
This two-volume encyclopedia encompasses current research, policy, and practice on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) sexualities, focusing specifically on its intersection with young people and their education. Current issues related to queer youth from every region of the world are discussed, with an emphasis on the U.S. The 242 entries are written in a style for a general audience, but particularly with teachers, administrators, counselors, youth workers, as well as students and parents in mind. Each entry includes a bibliography, references and one or more related annotated Web sites.


370.973 B322 
Battleground: Schools. 2vols. 2008. 
This two volume set provides a historical description of the most important controversies in schooling during the past century. Ninety-three essays are included, each focused on a different controversy. Entries summarize the nature of the controversy, including major players and events relevant to the topic. Most include a time line and a list for further readings. Also includes a general bibliography and an index.

370.11750973 F327b 
Bilingual Education: A Reference Handbook. 2002. 
Provides an overview of bilingual education in the U.S., including a description of its evolution, an explanation of different policies and demographic factors that affect it, and several comparisons with programs in other countries. Also includes a directory of agencies and organizations associated with bilingual education, a list of print and non-print resources, and an index.

379.14 D569 2009 
A Digest of Supreme Court Decisions Affecting Education. 5th ed. 2009. 
Focuses on U.S. Supreme Court cases directly affecting students and staff in public and private schools from kindergarten through grade 12. The topics deal with school district governance and finance, church-state relationship in education, student rights and responsibilities, employee rights and responsibilities, discrimination, disability, national origin, race and sex issues, civil rights cases, special rules, and procedural parameters.

The Education Systems of Europe. 2015. (online) 
Analytical descriptions of all European education systems are presented in this handbook. Arranged alphabetically by country, each chapter presents information about the history and socio-cultural context of the education system, as well as the organizational and governmental context. Extensive references conclude each chapter. A statistical profile of the education systems of Europe is included.

L970. G85 2013
Guide to Higher Education in Africa. 6th ed. 2013.
This guide provides detailed information on all institutions of higher education throughout Africa, including information on admission requirements, recognition of studies, credentials, staff, and student statistics, etc. of 52 countries and more than 1,200 higher education institutions. Data is from the database maintained by IAN/UNESCO Information Centre in Higher Education.

The Handbook of Bilingual and Multilingual Education. 2015. (online)
Presents a comprehensive overview of the latest policies, practices, and theories in the field of bilingual and multilingual education. Three sections respectively cover foundations, pedagogical issues and practices, and global dimensions of bilingual and multilingual education. Also includes an alphabetical index of terms.

The Handbook of Global Education Policy. 2016. (online)
This handbook provides an overview of the ways that domestic education policies are informed by global institutions. The authors and contributing scholars survey current debates and issues in the field. Each chapter concludes with an extensive bibliography and Name, Place, and Subject indexes are included at the end of the volume.

428.4072 H191 
Handbook of Reading Research. 4 vols. 1984, 1991, 2000, 2011.  
Vol. I is a comprehensive summarization, analysis, and interpretation of the cumulative research in reading through 1984. Vol. II, which is intended as a companion volume and not an update to the 1984 Handbook, presents key concepts in reading research in sections entitled: society and literacy, task and format variables in reading research, constructs of reader process, and literacy and schooling. Vol. III covers literacy research around the world, methods of literacy research, literacy processes, literacy practices, and literacy policies. Vol. IV addresses the nature, conduct, and validity of reading research.  Each volume includes author and subject indexes.

LB1028.3 .H355 2014
Handbook of Research on Educational Communications and Technology. 4th ed. 2014.
The Handbook documents the latest in research and trends in educational communications and technology. Divided into nine sections, the first section examines theories, models, paradigms, and ethical aspects of educational technology. Section Two gives extensive treatment to methodology, while the third section focuses on assessment and evaluation. Sections Four and Five look at instructional and domain-specific strategies and models. The sixth section includes chapters on design, planning, and implementation. The final three sections discuss the latest in emerging technologies, technology integration, and the future of educational communications and technology research. An epilogue, author list, glossary, and index conclude the work.  

Handbook of Research on Emerging Priorities and Trends in Distance Education: Communication, Pedagogy, and Technology. 2014. (online)
Focuses on identifying, categorizing, and ranking the future trends in research, priorities, and needs of distance education students. It seeks to answer questions of a communicative, pedagogical, and technological nature that are specific challenges on a global scale.

Q. 370.196 H191 2004 
Handbook of Research on Multicultural Education. 2nd ed. 2004. 
Provides a comprehensive overview of the major research and scholarship related to multicultural education since the field emerged in the 1960s. The second edition features both updated versions of most of the research presented in the first edition, as well as twenty new chapters written by established scholars, and categorized into twelve topical sections (e.g., research and research issues, education of ethnic groups, academic achievement). Includes references, name and subject indexes.

Handbook of Research on Student Engagement. 2012. (online)
Grounding data in real-world learning situations, contributors analyze indicators and facilitators of student engagement, link engagement to motivation, and gauge the impact of family, peers and teachers on engagement in elementary and secondary grades. Findings on the effectiveness of classroom interventions are discussed in detail. Chapters on measurement methods and issues round out this important resource.  

370.71072073 H191 2008  (SSHEL RCC) 
Handbook of Research on Teacher Education: Enduring Questions in Changing Contexts. 3rd ed. 2008. 
A project of the Association of Teacher Educators, this handbook is a collection of essays on the subject of teacher education and professional development. Chapters are arranged in nine categories. Each part contains an introduction, “framing chapters” (primary essays), “artifacts” (historical or contemporary documents illustrating the subject), and “commentaries” (presentations of diverse opinions from practitioners within the subject field). Also included are name and subject indexes.

Handbook of Research on Technologies for Improving the 21st Century Workforce: Tools for Lifelong Learning. 2013. (online)
Lifelong learning has become increasingly important as many countries have emerged into learning societies. With these learning societies, adult and community education, along with new technologies, play a major role in shaping the economic, political, and cultural realities. This work addresses how technologies impact the combination of workforce education and adult learning with research from leading authorities and front line faculty about equipping adult learners/employees with the right knowledge and skills to continue to contribute to the economy.

Q. 372.21072 H191 2013  
Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children. 3rd ed. 2013. (online) 
A collection of essays on important contemporary issues for those who work in or study the field of early childhood education. Organized into three sections: early childhood education and child development, childhood educational curriculum and instruction, and foundations of early childhood educational policy. The third edition updates vital new developments in the field and includes an index. 

Handbook of Research on Transnational Higher Education. 2014. (online)
The Handbook is a compilation of recent research in the areas of policy, governance, technology, marketing, and leadership development.

370.15 H333 2009 
Handbook of School Psychology. 4th ed. 2009. 
Synthesizes trends, findings, and aspirations in the field, including research methods and special contributions from education, developmental, cognitive, social, and biological psychology.  Chapters are arranged by sub-topic.  Includes an author and subject index.

303.372 H191 
Handbook of Social Justice in Education. 2009. 
Examines education theory, research, and practice in historical and ideological context, with an emphasis on social movements for justice.  Includes compilation of resources for further research and index.

371.9046 In2133 
Inclusion and Diversity in Education. 4 vols. 2009. 
These four volumes bring together work about how inclusive education has evolved, including equity, diversity, learning, community, identity, and belonging.  Each of the four volumes presents writings around a particular dimension of theory, research, and practice that the authors regard as central to the development of inclusion and diversity in education.  Volume 1 focuses on inclusive education as social justice, volume 2 on developing inclusive schools and school systems, volume 3 on inclusive pedagogy in curricula and classrooms, and volume 4 on learning from diverse voices in inclusive education.

LB2806.15 .I595 2014
International Handbook of Curriculum Research. 2nd ed. 2014. 
This new edition contains 39 essays on curriculum studies in 34 countries. Additionally, five introductory essays are included, as well as a section of contributor biographies and a comprehensive index.

International Handbook of Educational Leadership and Social (In)justice. Vol. 1. 2014. (online)
This handbook addresses the meanings of social justice and leadership. The Handbook draws from a variety of educational subfields including educational leadership, higher education academic networks, special education, health education, teacher education, professional development, policy analyses, and multicultural education.

344.73074 K141l 2013
The Law of Higher Education: A Comprehensive Guide to Legal Implication of Administrative Decision Making. 5th ed. 2 vols. 2013.
Provides foundational information, in-depth analysis, and practical suggestions on a wide range of legal issues faced by public and private institutions of higher education. Discussions draw on relevant court opinions, constitutional provisions, statutes, administrative regulations, and related developments. Each section includes a select bibliography. Multiple indexes are also provided.

371.262 Sa183
Sage Handbook of Research on Classroom Assessment. 2013. (SSHEL RCC, online)
A comprehensive source of research on all aspects of K-12 classroom assessment with an emphasis on theory, conceptual frameworks, and types of research (quantitative, qualitative, mixed method) that aid understanding of classroom assessment and how to conduct research in the field. 

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Almanacs & Yearbooks

Yearbooks are an annual compilation of facts and statistics on a particular subject for the preceding year. 

Educational Media and Technology Yearbook. Vol. 39. 2015. (online)
The yearbook notes the most current trends in the field of learning design and technology, taking into account the implications for both formal and informal learning. Mediagraphy, profiles of leaders in the field, and an index are also included.

370.78 R32  (SSHEL RCC)
Review of Research in Education. 1973-. (online)
Published annually by the American Educational Research Association. Compiles articles that synthesize and evaluate scholarship in the field of education. This is also a valuable source of bibliographies on a variety of education-related topics.

370.6 NAser.2  (SSHEL RCC)
Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education. 1901-.
Published annually in two volumes since 1901. Each volume discusses an educational issue or problem. Includes name and subject indexes, plus a list of publications of the society.

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Education Standards

Education standards define the knowledge and skills students should posses at critical points in their educational careers. 

Educational Standards.   (online)
Created by the Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library. Provides resources and links to sites that define educational standards in different levels and areas, such as General Standards, State Standards, Subject Standards, Teaching Standards and Resources. The Resources page also provides call numbers and location for items that the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library owns.

370 N2134
National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies: A Framework for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment. 2010.
This revision of the 1994 standards aims to provide “a framework for teaching, learning, and assessment in social studies” for K-12 classrooms, incorporating digital literacies and current educational theories into the previous model. The standards are organized around ten themes, including culture; time, continuity, and change; and civic ideals and practices. Sections focus on themes, educational goals, and needs of early grades, middle grades, and high school learners, with examples of classroom activities. Includes two appendices on essential skills and democratic values, and an article on building social understanding.

LB 1585 .N49 2013
Next Generation Science Standards. 2 vols. 2013.
Discusses the K-12 science education standards for the U.S. There is a section on how to read the standards, which is broken down into two parts - Next Generation Science Standards Arranged by Disciplinary Core Ideas and Next Generation Science Standards Arranged by Topics. Includes glossary.

510.71 P935
Principles and Standards for School Mathematics. 2000.
This guide provides principles and standards for the development of high-quality, engaging mathematics instruction. Covers the six guiding principles of equity, curriculum, teaching, learning, assessment, and technology and provides standards by grade levels. Includes table of contents and bibliographical references.

808.042071 N213s
Standards for the English Language Arts. 1996.
Outlines standards for English language arts teachers from elementary through high school grades. Developed by the National Council of Teachers of English and the International Reading Association, these standards convey nationally recognized principles and methods for teaching and implementing English language arts in the curriculum.

LC3969. 45. C69 2009
What Every Special Educator Must Know: Ethics, Standards, and Guidelines for Special Educators. 6th ed. 2009.
This reference guide covers ethics, standards, and guidelines for the preparation and certification of special education teachers. It is designed to provide information for students, practicing professionals, administrators, policy makers, families, and other community stakeholders. Includes information on professional areas, such as Common-Core overlap and assessment.

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Statistical Sources and Datasets 

Statistical sources contain numerical facts or data. A dataset is a collection of data

370.973 N2132c

The Condition of Education. 1975-. (online)
A publication of the National Center for Education Statistics. Presents data that measures the health of education, monitors important developments, and shows trends in major aspects of education. Emphasis is on analysis (narrative explication of charts and graphs) as opposed to simple presentation of statistical data.

370.973 Un3d1
Digest of Education Statistics 1975-. (online)
The official U.S. authority for statistics on many aspects of education. This is an extremely useful resource, with data relevant to many research questions.

370.21 G512
Global Education Digest: Comparing Education Statistics Across the World. 2003-.
Contains analysis and statistical tables from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics on the financing of education, particularly at the primary level.  Data provided is from the school year ending in 2009 or the latest year available.  An interactive database containing additional indicators not included in the print version of the Digest is available at The following url provides access to the last four years of the Digest (2009-2012):

378.3 In7o
Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. 2015. (online)
Contains statistics and analysis regarding international students studying in the U.S., and U.S. students studying abroad. Includes statistics such as international students' national origin, field of study, location in the U.S., host institutions types, finances, and personal characteristics. Some topics also include long term trends with statistics from previous decades. 

370.973 Un4p
Projections of Education Statistics to 2021. 1964-.  (online)
Provides statistics for such factors as enrollment, graduates, classroom teachers, and expenditures for all levels of education through the year 2021. While much of the data pertains to the national level of education, select information concerning the state level can supplement projections prepared by individual states. The latest edition is available online.

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Grants, Funding, and Career Resources 

Resources with information about applying for grants, scholarships, fellowships, and other types of funding as well as resources about finding a job in a specific field. 

378.330973 H177g 2012
The Graduate School Funding Handbook. 3rd ed. 2012.
This guide for graduate students takes a brief look at different types of graduate degrees and offers advice for securing funding for graduate education. A table of contents outlines the information before more thoroughly exploring six avenues for obtaining financial aid: External Funding; Training Fellowships; Study, Research, and Teach Abroad; Research Grants; Dissertation Fellowships and Grants; and Postdoctoral Opportunities. Contact information for different funding sources are scattered throughout.

378.3 St94
Study Abroad. 1948-.
Lists and describes more than 200,000 scholarships, assistantships, travel grants, courses and seminars at the post-secondary level in all academic and professional fields available in 107 countries.

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Bibliographies are lists of citations of books, websites, journals, articles, and other resources about a specific subject. Bibliographies can appear at the end of a book, journal, or encyclopedia article, or as a separate publication. Most of the bibliographies dealing with education topics are in the 016.37 to 016.38 (Dewey) or Z5811-5819 (LC) range. 

016.370973 B471
A Bibliography of American Educational History: an Annotated and Classified Guide. 1975.
Annotated bibliography with a primary focus on the history of American education.

016.37019342 J72f
From Brown to Boston: Desegregation in Education, 1954-1974. 2 vols. 1979.
Reviews the literature of desegregation in education in America from the Brown decision of 1954 to 1974.

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Biographical Sources 

Biographical sources provide information about a single person or multiple people.

923.773 B52
Biographical Dictionary of American Educators. 3 vols. 1978.
Recognizes over 1600 teachers, reformers, theorists and administrators from colonial times to 1976.

370.922 Oh4b
Biographical Dictionary of Modern American Educators. 1997.
Like its predecessor, Biographical Dictionary of American Educators (1978), this volume focuses on 410 people who made their mark on the field of education in the United States. Each person selected had to have been born before 1935 or is now deceased in order to consider the entire career. Five appendices and an index are included.

370.922 G657b 
Biographical Dictionary of North American and European Educationists. 1997. 
This is a companion volume to the  Dictionary of British Educationists. Its purpose is to give the user a guide to the lives and works of some 500 North Americans and European educationists who have been key to shaping modern Western traditions and systems of education. Those who are included in this dictionary had to be active in the educational field from 1800 onwards and none can still be alive today.

370.94103 AL24d
Dictionary of British Educationists. 1989.
This dictionary provides readers with an easily accessible guide to the biographies of approximately 450 educationists. Each person had to have been British, deceased, and influential in the field of British education from the year 1800 onwards.

372.210922 P368p
Pioneers of Early Childhood Education: A Bio-Bibliographical Guide. 1998.
Brief biographical information about selected leaders in early childhood education is presented in this work. Following a brief biographical summary of each person's educational contribution, primary and secondary sources of information for further study are listed. A chronological list of pre-modern and modern pioneers is appended, as is a brief bibliography and index.

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