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Somtimes you want to survey the literature in a general field of education - maybe to refine a topic, or maybe to learn more about a topic tangentially related to your research.
The online encyclopedias listed below and the print books listed to the right are great places to find overviews of large areas of reserach in education.
Online Reference Sources
These reference works are purchased by the library, but available online.
Contains full text encyclopedias and reference books in the social sciences and humanities. Search by keyword or browse by topic.
Research Starters - Education
Provides education topics that include overviews and summaries of issues and subjects addressed in teacher education and school administration. Some additional content may be freely available during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Sage Research Methods Online
Contains full text, Sage research methods books, handbooks, and encyclopedias. Includes videos and interactive mapping tools.
Books for Research Overviews