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Resources in Education

Find Articles in Databases & Journals

Use databases to search multiple online journals at the same time. Find articles about a specific topic by using keywords, subject headings, authors, and more.



Find Background Information

Reference sources, online or in print, include encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and directories and are great starting points for background information about a specific topic.



Browse Useful Websites

Websites can provide statistics, data, articles, documents, and other information about a specific field of study.

Develop Research Skills

Education Research Guides

Research guides provide suggestions for finding and using information about a specific subject.

Class Guides

Class guides are created by librarians to provide guides to helpful sources for a particular class.



Use Additional Library Resources

Education Related Libraries and Library Services



Learn About Other Resources on Campus

Learn about education resources, research, and services at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


About the Education Collection

The Education Collection in the Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library (SSHEL) supports the instructional and research programs in the College of Education, the Council of Teacher Education, and the faculty and students in other departments with programs that include particular aspects of education. Currently the collection numbers about 240,000 volumes, most of them in the Main Stacks of the Main Library. The collection includes areas such as early childhood, elementary, secondary, higher, continuing, multicultural, special, and human resource education, as well as philosophy of education, educational policy, educational psychology, curriculum and instruction, reading, testing and measurement, and educational administration. The collection is complemented by 58,000 volumes in the Curriculum Collection of elementary and secondary classroom materials and over 187,000 volumes in the School Collection of children’s and young adult literature.

Please direct all comments or requests for information to Nancy O’Brien, Education Librarian (217-333-2408).