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

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Research Methods in Education

These will be useful when doing your own research or if you are taking a course on research methods.

Using Subject Headings to Search for 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 education.

If you want to find other subject headings just ask a reference librarian

Adult Education Case Method
Adult Learning Multicultural Education
Critical Pedagogy Distance Education
Career Education Communication in Education
Early Childhood Education Education -- aims and objectives
Education -- experimental methods Education -- finance
Education -- law and legislation Education -- philosophy
education -- political aspects popular education
education, urban Feminism and Education
General Education
Learning, Psychology of

School choice


Where are Education Books in the Library?

Here are the most common places you will likely find books related to education on the 3rd floor of the library:

LA History of Education
LB Theory and Practice of Education
LB 1025 - 1050.7 Teaching (principles and practices)
LB1049.9-1050.75 Reading (General)
LB 1140 - 1140.5 Preschool education
LB 1141 - 1489 Kindergarten
LB 1501 - 1547 Elementary education
LB 1603 - 1695 Secondary education
LB 2300 - 2430 Higher education
LB 2801 - 3095 School administration and organization
LC 65 - 245 Social Aspects of Education
LC 196 Critical Pedagogy
LC 1390 - 5158 Education of special classes of persons
LD Individual Institutions: United States (e.g. works about or theses done at PSU start with LD 4349)