Special Education: Books
PSU Library Catalog - Books
Results include both print books and ebooks, available from Portland State Library and other libraries.
Request Items from Other Libraries
While the Portland State Library has a large collection of books, articles, and journals, we may not have a specific item you are looking for. In that case, you may be able to get it for you from another library.
- If you find an item in the catalog and our copy is not available you can Request from other libraries
Using Subject Headings to Find Books
Subject headings allow you to search library catalogs for materials on a particular topic.
Often subject heading searching can be more productive than searching by simple keywords.
Listed here are some major subject headings of interest for research in special education.
If you want to find other subject headings just ask a reference librarian .
|children with disabilities (prior to ~1999:physically handicapped children)||children with visual disabilities|
|developmentally disabled children||Down syndrome|
|exceptional children||gifted children|
|hearing impaired children||learning disabilities|
|mainstreaming in education||special education|
Where are Special Education Books in the Library?
Books in the library are organized by call number and are located between the basement and 5th floors.
Books that are similar will be grouped together, so it's often worthwhile to browse the collection.
Here are the most common places you will likely find books related to special education:
|RC 321-571||Neurology and Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatry|
|RC 346-429||Neurology, Diseases of the Nervous System (including speech disorders)|
|RC 554 -569.5||Personality Disorders, Behavior Problems|
|RC 569.7-571||Mental Retardation|
|RE 48||Blindness in Children|
|RF 110-320||Otology, Diseases of the Ear|
|RJ 496||Language, speech and hearing disorders and development|
|RJ 138-134||Developmental Disabilities|
|LC 3950-4806.5||Exceptional Children and Youth, Special Education|
|BF 712-724.85||Developmental Psychology|
|BF 721-723||Child Psychology|
|HQ 767.8-792.2||Children, Child Development (including child rearing, child life, play, socialization, children's rights)|
|Social Service to:|
|HV 873-887||Destitute, Neglected, and Abandoned Children|
|HV 888-907||Children with Disabilities|
|HV 1421 -1441||Young Adults, Youth, Teenagers|
|HV 1551-3024||Persons with disabilities (including blindness, deafness, persons with physical and mental disabilities)|
Research Methods in Education
These will be useful when doing your own research or if you are taking a course on research methods.