Use the tools and resources on this guide when researching Education, Child Development, and related topics. Ask librarians for research help any time of the day or night.
Search Terms: When searching library databases and the web, try words and phrases which may describe your topic. Here are a few suggested searches to try:
Reference books, like encyclopedias and dictionaries, are a good first source to use when research a new topic. Encyclopedias, like the examples below, give you an overview of your topic and its history, and will lead you to additional sources.
Some entries in this scholarly encyclopedia are available for free.
Here are example topics which may be of interest:
Library databases contain all types of media, including periodical articles (from newspapers, magazines, & journals).
Try starting your article search in ERIC, the pre-eminent article index for EDUCATION topics.
[NOTE: If you find articles that are not full text, ask a librarian for the article. 24/7 librarian chat]
Article databases for researching Education & related topics:
Use the library Search to find books on specific subjects. You'll find print books and some ebooks.
Your SCC Library has books on these subjects and more:
If books are located at another partner library, you can request that they be sent to SCC for you.
Try this library database which contains only ebooks.
Try these resources when researching education systems in different countries.
Websites from credible, trustworthy creators are important sources of information to use in your research.
Websites suggested by your SCC librarians: