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Education Resources


General materials on education may be found by browsing the L call number area and searching the Library Catalog. Other areas to browse are LA (History of Education), LB (Theory and Practice), LC (Social Aspects of Education).

Subjects to search are Education, Learning, Teaching, Teachers, Schools, Early Childhood Education, Adult Education.


Reference Works

Dictionary of Education Ref LB15.G6 1959
Dictionary of Educational Acronyms, Abbreviations & Initialisms Ref LB15.P35 1985
Encyclopedia of American Education Ref LB17.U54 2001
Encyclopedia of Educational Research Ref LB15.E48
The International Encyclopedia of Higher Education Ref LB15.I57
U.S. Supreme Court Education Cases Ref KF4110.3 U15
Virginia Educational Directory Ref L903.V8 V53


You may access the following databases from any computer workstation on campus. For off-campus access, please follow the instructions found on the library’s homepage under “Off-Campus Access Instructions” or click here for an online tutorial.

Dissertations Abstracts provides access to indexing and abstracts of dissertations and theses from institutions in North America and Europe.

Education Research Complete offers the world's largest and most complete collection of full text education journals.

ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) provides extensive educational-related literature. Many full-text resources are included in this database.

MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching), designed primarily for faculty and students of higher education, provides free resources such as peer reviews, assignments, and links to online learning materials.

Academic Search Complete is a valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database.

MasterFILE Premier is composed of full text journal and magazine articles, reference books, biographies, primary source documents, and an Image Collection.



Perpetual Preschool provides information on child development, discipline, safety lesson plans, holiday themes and learning centers.

Education Place from the Houghton Mifflin publishing group has games, project materials, and annotated resource links for children ages K-8. Teachers and parents will find resources in language arts, math, and social studies.  

Idea Box includes lots of activities, crafts, games, and songs for young children. Seasonal and holiday activities along with craft recipes for such things as “play dough” are included as well.

National Center for Early Development & Learning, a national early childhood research project, concentrates on enhancing the development of children from birth through age eight. Case studies, reports, fact sheets, and other research documents are accessible from this site.


Education Finance Statistics Center provides financial statistics on public elementary and secondary education as well as specific school district finance data.

Free Federal Resources for Educational Excellence gives K-12 students and teachers access to hundreds of free educational resources.

International Comparisons in Education, maintained by the National Center for Education Statistics, has international comparative statistics on various subjects such as math and reading.

National Center for Education Statistics is the primary agency for collecting data and statistics on education in the US and other nations.

The Nation’s Report Card - National Assessment of Educational Progress assesses what America’s students know and how they perform in various subject areas such as math, science, reading, writing, and other topics.

U.S. Department of Education provides education related information at the national and state level.



FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) on the Web
Fill out this form online and submit electronically.

Measuring Up- The National Report Card on Higher Education provides a “national report card” for higher education and “report cards” for each state.

Peterson's Guide to Colleges, a great site for finding undergraduate and graduate programs within the U.S.

USNews.com: Education from U.S. News & World Report ranks undergraduate and graduate colleges and universities.

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finding additional information, please
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