Go to the "Articles" tab for information on the best databases to use for finding articles on your topic. To find the best places to search and suggested sources for the course in which you're enrolled, go to the "Fall 2023" courses tab.
Library databases are a major source of high quality information on education and related topics. These include descriptions of of articles published in education research journals, education magazines, and journals in related fields that provide some of the most dependable and up-to-date information available.
The library's collection of books, both physical and e-books, provides longer works on established practices in the field and may be of particular use to those preparing to teach. The library also has a Curriculum Collection and a Children's Literature Collection, both located on the 5th floor.
The open web can also provide useful and high quality information and lesson plans, although each new website should be examined carefully to verify the authority of the author, the point of view or bias of the sponsor, and the quality of the information.
Many of the sources linked in this guide are purchased by the library for your use. When you click on these links from a computer not connected through the campus network you will need to identify yourself by entering your campus network username and password. This is the same username and password as you use to access BlueLink.
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Please remember always to cite the source where you obtained your information, according to the rules in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. For quick help, see the online guide offered by Purdue University as well as the APA's own tutorial.
The print version is available in the reference section (1st floor) and on permanent reserve (ask at front desk).