Whether you are an education major or are simply taking education-related courses, the University Libraries have many online and print resources for you to use.
Get Connected to Current Educational Research
The Libraries subscribe to a variety of online databases designed to connect you with current educational research, including our education research guides. The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) database—sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education—covers all areas of education and can connect you with education-related journal articles and reports. If you’re looking for articles on a specific topic, try using the ERIC thesaurus. Other full-text education databases that cover a wide range of topics include PsycARTICLES and ProQuest Education Journals.
In addition, if you are searching for resources in the field of communication disorders, human development and family studies or psychology, visit the Education and Behavioral Sciences Library (EBSL).
View Our Children’s Collection and Have the Books Mailed to You
Did you know that the University Libraries house more than 100,000 children’s and young adult fiction and nonfiction books? Most of these materials are searchable via The CAT (Penn State’s library catalog), and available by clicking ‘I Want It.’ As a World Campus student, the book(s) can be mailed directly to you. The interlibrary loan page provides more information on how you can request materials directly from the Libraries.
Additionally, several online databases can help you find book reviews and recommendations for great children’s and young adult books, including the Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database and The Horn Book Guide Online.
Stream Video and Search our E-books Database
While many important and interesting materials are in print, educational books and videos are increasingly moving online. A new Libraries’ resource, Education in Video, provides streaming video for training and professional development for teachers. If you’re interested in finding education-related e-books, the Libraries’ e-books search page can help you find the full-text sources you need for your research.
For research assistance, contact our reference desk at 814-865-2842 or email one of our education subject librarians. As your gateway to resources to all levels and areas of education, the Libraries are happy to help you find the information you need!