Get Started: Reference Works
Browse a selection of authoritative titles on education, including Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children, Key Concepts in Teaching Primary Mathematics, and more.
Offers insight into a range of topics around bilingual education, including teaching and learning, family and community literacy, and public policy.
Find entries on important figures like Paulo Freire, concepts like benchmark assessment, policies like No Child Left Behind, and overviews of topics like science education curriculum.
Definitive reference for diversity issues in education, including race, class, gender, religion, language, exceptionality, and global dimensions of diversity.
Tackles the often contentious history and current movements among both educational reformers and dissenters.
Covers educational assessment and interventions on a variety of medical and mental health conditions that may be encountered in schools.
Comprehensive overview of research on teaching ELA, including historical and theoretical perspectives on teaching, research about decision making, and reflections on instructional materials.
Provides an overview of current research and practice in the area of youth mentoring, at an individual, programmatic, and policy level. Useful for students in social work, education, and nonprofit leadership, among others.
Addresses specific issues in child reseach pertaining to setting, population, and methods.
A comprehensive reference work illustrating the importance and means of creating an effective curriculum.
Covers topics in educational leadership, including theory, policy, and practice. A valuable resource for teachers, school administrators, parents, policymakers and allied professionals.
Get the Numbers: Statistics
Information about the Massachusetts educational system, including materials and statistics on the MCAS, school districts, teacher licensure, curriculum guidelines and more.
Searchable statistics from the U.S. Department of Education. Browse, use the School Search, or try Fast Facts for a quick overview of a topic.
Find Articles: Search Databases and E-journals
Vast collection of education materials: full text of over 2,000 education journals, 1,200 conference papers, and 550 books. Full text from Education Source will show up when searching ERIC.
A great education source, ERIC provides citations and abstracts--and sometimes full text--from scholarly journals, conference proceedings, government documents, theses, dissertations, and technical reports going back to 1966.
Over 900 education journals are searchable in this database, with over 600 offering full text. This is a subset of ProQuest Social Sciences database.
Teacher Reference Center covers a broad range of topics for K-12 grades and higher education. Topics include curriculum development, current pedagogical theories, literacy standards, elementary education and more.
Search for scholarly and professional articles in the field of education. Many Massachusetts public libraries also have access to this database, so it may be useful to you after you graduate.
Connects you to international scholarly literature in the psychological, social, behavioral, and health sciences fields. Compiled & maintained by American Psychological Association (APA).
Covers education, social work, sociology, psychology and more. Includes articles from scholarly and trade journals, as well as newspapers and magazines.
Watch and Listen: Multimedia Resources
Online video focusing on the development and training of teachers. Browse or search for footage of classroom interactions, as well as lectures, documentaries, and demonstrations.
Field recordings, documentaries, newsreels, and more from across social sciences disciplines. Browse or search for videos in areas such as Environmental Studies, Media Studies, Psychology, or Education.
Videatives compiles short video clips of children and teachers, along with informed interpretation by educators. Sample topics include spatial relations, child-child and child-teacher communication. Videos and analysis are arranged by subject and age of child.
Search Primary Sources and Digital Collections
"NSDL was established by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 2000 as a free online library which directs users to exemplary resources for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and research." Search their resources directly, browse by topic, alphabetical list, or the interactive visual view (NDSL at a Glance), or select resources by user group such as teachers or librarians.
Superb collection of historical and contemporary sources related to African-American culture and intellectual life. Includes writings by leaders within the black community, important biographies and events.