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Find Education Articles

For all of these databases, you can check off the “scholarly (peer reviewed)” box before searching to ensure that your results come from academic publications.

Research Starters in Education
Contains full text articles featuring overviews of many educational topics.

Education Full Text
Includes articles from over 350 journals and magazines dealing with education.

Covers a wide variety of education journals and documents (like conference proceedings and reports). Results will either be full text or abstracts and citations.

Contains full text of psychology journals, many of which cover educational research.

Specific Journals

If you’re stuck for a topic, these links take you to articles from these specific journals. You can browse the most recent issues for ideas or search within each issue by keyword.

Journal of Classroom Interaction

Journal of Educational Psychology

Learning Environments Research

School Psychology Review

Peer Reviewed

Here’s a brief video explaining what peer review means.


Books in the Main Stacks

Our catalog includes many books on learning and learning theory. Here are a few searches to get you started.
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Experiential learning

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Organizational learning
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For biographical information, search for an individual as a subject. Be sure to enter their name as last name, first name, e.g., Montessori, Maria.

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

You can use these reference sources for more context and background information on your topics.

Byrne, J.H. (Ed.). (2003). Learning and memory, 2nd ed. New York: Macmillan Reference USA. Presents findings of research related to memory and learning from a scientific point of view. All entries are written by scholars and researchers, arranged alphabetically. Most entries include graphics, cross-references, and a brief bibliography.
Reference BF318 .E53 2002

Farenga, S., & Ness, D. (Eds.). (2005). Encyclopedia of education and human development. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe. Edited by members of Dowling’s faculty, this three-volume set gathers essays on a variety of education-related topics in one place. Essays are arranged by topics, such as: Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment, and Philosophy of Education. Also included are brief biographies of major thinkers in the field.
Reference LB15 .E473 2005 (3 vols.)

Kincheloe, J.L., & Weil, D. (Eds.). (2004). Critical thinking and learning: An encyclopedia for parents and teachers. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. These essays explore critical thinking from a variety of angles and analyze the implication of these new perspectives on classroom practice. Essays of interest can be found in the following sections: Educational Psychology, Educational Relevance, Empowerment, and Teaching & Learning.
Reference LB1590.3 .C735 2004

Leonard, D.C. (2002). Learning theories A to Z. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. A dictionary-style reference book providing definitions of “over 500 terms related to learning theories and environments.” A good place to look for a brief summary of a particular theory. An annotated bibliography of selected books and articles is included.
Reference LB15 .L4659

New, R.S., & Cochran, M. (Eds.). (2007). Early childhood education. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers. Essays on over 300 topics related to historical developments and current practice in early childhood education.\\’‘’ Reference LB 1139.23 E272 2007 (4 vols.)’‘’

Turkington, C., & Harris, J.R. (Eds.). (2001). The encyclopedia of learning disabilities. New York: Facts on File, Inc. This volume includes over 600 entries defining various learning disabilities and related legal issues/legislation, assessment techniques, and assistive technologies. Indexed.
Reference LB 4704.5.T86 2001

Unger, H.G. (Ed). (2007). Encyclopedia of American education, 2nd ed. New York: Facts on File. More than 2500 brief entries on persons, issues, and topics significant to the development of American education. Useful for an overview or background information.
Reference LB 17 .U54 2007 (3 vols.)

Biographical Information

To find information on an individual, enter their name into the search box below. This particular resource will point you to encyclopedia articles, scholarly articles, newspaper articles, images, and more.



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Citing Your Resources

Doing ethical research means citing sources. It is critical to credit writers for their work and their contributions to your research. To not do so is unethical and leads to plagiarism - unintentionally or not. Here are some sources to help you cite properly and to avoid the problem of plagiarism.

  • APA Citation Style
    This lists citation engines which help you create proper citations as well as providing information on different citation styles.
  • Tips on avoiding plagiarism
  • Turnitin
    Turnitin is a service that faculty and students use to detect and avoid plagiarism in their writing.
  • NoodleBib
    NoodleBib is an online resource that will help you format MLA and APA bibliographies, exporting them directly to your word processing program.
  • Why Cite?
    Brief video that explains what citations are and why they are important.

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