Education Research Guide

Find about topics in education, definitions, history, theory,practice,standards,and trade publications,.  Need more information?  A librarian can help.

CoolCAT    FDU library catalog contains information about education found in print, electronic books,dvds ,videos, and in other  materials available at Giovatto through our FDU Libraries. Choose Library Catalog from the FDU Library webpage for access.

Giovatto Library books are on the shelves in call number order using the Library of Congress classification system .  For browsing in the collection see the general areas in Education below
L    General education
LA  History of education
LB  Theory and practice of education
LC  Special aspects of education

Juvenile collection. Find Newbery, Caldecott, among other teen and children’s award winners.  Located on the second floor of Giovatto Library.
Teacher’s curriculum editions. Curriculum studies. Grades K-12. Located on Reserve at circulation desk.

Education encyclopedias and reference resources are good starting points to get an overview of your topic.  There are print and online general education resources.

ERIC     Education Resources Information Center. This database supported by U.S. Department of Education provides access to journals and links to full text documents.  Choose FDU Online Library from the FDU Library webpage for database access.
Foundations of education. Allan Ornstein. Giovatto(FDU)stacks. LB17.O78 2003b

Philosophy of education. Nel Noddings. E-Book LB14.7 N63 2012eb

There are subject specific education publications.

The art of teaching best practices from a master educator. The Teaching Company (DVD) Giovatto (FDU)Media circulation desk LB1025.3 A785 2010

Pathways to the common core. Lucy Calkins. Giovatto (FDU) New Bookshelf LB3060.83 C36 2012

The Routledge international companion to multicultural education.Giovatto(FDU)New Bookshelf.LC1099.R685 2009

Requirements for certification of teachers. Elizabeth Kaye.Giovatto(FDU)Reference LB1771.W6 2012

PRAXIS. Kaplan Publishing. Study guide. Giovatto(FDU)New Bookshelf. LB1762.P737 2010

To  find  published articles in education journals, magazines or newspapers, look for your topic in printed, or in computer indexes found in our FDU Online Library databases.
Article computer indexes covering education.   Choose FDU Online Library from the FDU Library webpage for access to databases listed below.

Academic Search Premier

Additional FDU Online Library databases covering Education.

Academic World Book
Gale Science in Context
World Almanac for Kids
Curriculum Resource Center                                .
World Higher Education Database

Areas  of specialization in Education.
School administration                                      SocINDEX with Full Text
Education careers                                          Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center
Lesson plans                                               AtoZ Maps Online. ERIC
Education theory.Counseling                                PsychARTICLES. PsycINFO
Physical education                                         SPORTDiscus with Full Text
Lexile reading level. Curriculum-based book lists          NoveList

Education news and current trends may be viewed in the following print titles through the Giovatto Periodicals department; Educational technology, The Reading Teacher, T.H.E. Journal, Science Teacher and The Chronicle of Higher Education, among others.

How to cite your sources in education. Citation style guides are found by searching CoolCAT, FDU Library catalog. Ask your instructor which citation style you should use for your assignment. Choose Library Catalog from the FDU Library webpage for access.

Publication manual of the American Psychological Association  Giovatto (FDU) Ready Reference Call Number BF76.7 P83 2010.

Searching non-FDU web resources through the open web.

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Data related to education in the U.S. and other nations

National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)
Reading list of notable social studies trade books for young people selected by educators
for use in classrooms

Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
Educational standards by state

National Education Association (NEA)
Education issues, classroom tips.

U.S. Department of Education

Activities for English as a Second Language(ESL)Students
Sponsored by the Internet TESL Journal including activities for ESL students submitted by ESL teachers

Prepared by Pat Murray,

January 2013

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