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Education Research Guide

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Books about education are primarily located in the 2nd floor stacks and in the Curriculum Materials Center (CMC) of Jones Library. 

You can tell if an item is located in the CMC because it will have "CMC" in front of the call number. Use the search box below to enter your keywords and find books related to education in the library catalog.

Things to Know

The books in Jones Library's collection are organized by subject under the Library of Congress (LOC) classification system.

Below are examples of LOC education classifications that you can use to help guide you if you wish to browse the stacks.

L - Education (General)

LA - History of Education

LB - Theory and Practice of Education

LC - Special Aspects of Education

LD - Individual Institutions - United States

LE - Individual Institutions - America (except United States)

LF - Individual Institutions - Europe

LG - Individual Institutions - Asia, Africa, Indian Ocean Islands, Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands

LH - College and School Magazines and Papers

LJ - Student Fraternities and Societies, United States

LT - Textbooks

Using Books in Your Assignment

When people think about libraries, they often think about books. It's true; we do have a lot of books on a variety of topics that can be useful in your research! 

Whenever you find a book in the library, you know that a librarian picked that book to add to the collection, so you can generally trust the information in it. However, you should note when a book was published. It might have the most up to date information. Also, note that some books represent first person accounts by historical figures or arguments for a particular religious, philosophical, or political group. Such books should be read in context and not mistaken for objective historical sources.

Books usually cover fairly broad topics. This means that a book on your general subject might not have the specific information you need for your assignment.

Students are often looking for that one book that will be perfect for their research topic. While it's easy to find many different books that give you pieces of the information you need, there's probably not just "one good book" that will write your paper for you!

If you need help searching for or locating books in the library, ask a librarian!

This video below demonstrates how to find and use the huge selection of eBooks the library has available. eBooks are a great resource and can be used from anywhere!

If you're having trouble finding the full text of a book or article, Jones Library can make a request for the book or article to be delivered to you (for free!) through interlibrary loan (ILL).  Follow the steps in this guide to submit an ILL request. 

What is the Curriculum Materials Center?

The Curriculum Materials Center (CMC) is located on the first floor of the library in the reference room. This space contains our children's literature collection, textbooks, and professional collection.

Ebook Databases

Education Book Gallery

Web Writing

Available online through EBSCO.

From Cradle to Classroom

Available online through ProQuest Ebook Central.

Exploring Campus Diversity

Available online through ProQuest Ebook Central.

Living-Learning Communities That Work

Available online through ProQuest Ebook Central.

Transparent Design in Higher Education Teaching and Leadership

Available online through ProQuest Ebook Central.

Assessment Strategies for Online Learning

Available online through the Directory of Open Access Books.

Teachers, Teaching, and Media

Available online through ProQuest Ebook Central.

Designing a Motivational Syllabus

Available online through ProQuest Ebook Central.

Diversifying Digital Learning

Available online through ProQuest Ebook Central.

C. R. A. F. T. Conversations for Teacher Growth

Available online through ProQuest Ebook Central.