This resource guide is designed to help you locate resources for your research projects. Most of the original research in education is published in journals. These journals are indexed by ERIC (Education Resources Information Center, which is funded by the federal government). ERIC also includes a large collection of documents in the field of education (theses, dissertations, conference proceedings, administrative reports, etc.). Books and book chapters are also viewed as important research tools. Education is an interdisciplinary field so you may find yourself using psychology, sociology and other related databases as well.
If you have any questions about research, please contact Charlene Baxter. Using the "Your Librarian" box on the left, you can contact your librarian via email or phone. To copy the email address, simply right-click on "email" and choose copy email address. If you have a quick question, feel free to use the "Ask-A-Librarian" box and ask us!
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The best source for finding research materials in education is the database: ERIC (EBSCOhost). ERIC (Education Resource Information Center) is co-ordinated by the U.S. Department of Education. It is available in three different versions through the library but using the Ebscohost version will give you the best access to the library’s full text journal holdings within the database. For more information about ERIC and finding articles, visit the Finding Articles tab above.