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General Resources for Education Research

Spring Semester 2020

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Educational Philosophies - Overview

ARTICLE: We are what we teach by Tom Hoffman
The article examines the basic philosophies of education. The main historical philosophies of education are: essentialism, perennialism, progressivism, social reconstruction, existentialism, and constructivisim. The current buzz word in education today is meta-cognition. It means that people have knowledge of their thinking processes and strategies.
BOOK: Philosophical and ideological perspectives on education by Gerald L. Gutek


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Library of Congress Classifications (a selected list)

L       Education (general)
LA      History of Education
LB      Theory and Practice of Education
LC      Special aspects of Education

Locating Books in Library Catalogs

At Wittenberg: EZRA
At other Ohio Libraries OhioLINK Catalog

Reference Books

Encyclopedia of Education, 8 vols. Ref. LB15 .E47 2003
Encyclopedia of Educational Research, 4 vols (Ref and Main) LB15 .E48 1992
The Routledge International Encyclopedia of Education Ref. LB15 .R633 2008
Encyclopedia of American Education, 3 vols. Ref. LB17 .U54 2001
World Education Encyclopedia, 3 vols. Ref. LB15 .W87 2001

Journal Articles

Databases to search for Education Research

Education Subject Search Cluster Search Education Research Complete, Education Abstracts, and ERIC all at once
Education Research Complete A bibliographic and full text database covering scholarly research and information relating to all areas of education
Education Full Text
(Jun 1983- )
English-language periodicals and yearbooks published in the U.S. and elsewhere. Subjects include administration, teaching methods and curriculum, literacy, government funding, and more.
ERIC (1966-Present) ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) indexes education-related research from 1966 to present that appears in ERIC documents and in more than 775 periodicals. It combines information from Resources in Education (RIE) and the Current Index to Journals in Education (CIJE)

Other useful databases

Academic Search Complete Indexes about 2000 periodicals -- both scholarly journals and popular magazines; covers 1986-Present, with some fulltext coverage starting in the early 1990s.
Google Scholar Click this link to ensure you are logged in to Wittenberg's subscription resources while searching Google Scholar -- even if you are off-campus.
PsycINFO Index to articles in Psychology.

See a list of All Databases

Locating Journals:

At Wittenberg:
See our online list of Journals the Library Has
At other Ohio academic libraries:
OhioLINK Central Catalog (Note: you generally cannot get periodicals through OhioLINK); use Inter-Library Loan to get articles not held at Wittenberg.

APA Citation Style:

Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab) - this site explains the details of properly formatting your Word document for APA Style. It also details how to properly cite in-text citations (direct quotes or paraphrases) for different types of sources, like books or articles. Finally, it describes how create your Reference List to include at the end of your paper.
The Little Tiger Handbook is often required in English 101 and several copies are available to use in the library. This handbook is a good summary of the APA Style Manual and is easier to read.


If you would like to schedule a meeting to discuss your research please contact Kristen Peters, or stop by the Research Help Desk for research assistance anytime.

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Originally compiled by Ken Irwin. Edited by Kristen Peters, Fall 2020.

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