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Curriculum & Instruction


When doing research for your curriculum and instruction courses there are a variety of sources available to you.  The first step is figuring out what types of sources of information you will need to use for your research, project, or lesson plan.

If you need scholarly and/or peer-reviewed articles, you will want to start with a database. If you need background information, a good starting point would be a subject encyclopedia.

Off-campus access to databases

Other relevant research guides

Reference Sources

Reference sources are good starting points for research. Here are a few.

Oxford Bibliographies -- Education

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies (ebook)

Praeger Handbook of Urban Education, LC5131 .P7 2006, 2 vol. 

Encyclopedia of the Social and Cultural Foundations of Education (ebook) 

Encyclopedia of Bilingual Education (ebook)

Encyclopedia of Education Law (ebook) 

Praeger Handbook of Latino Education in the United States, LC2669 .P73 2007, 2 vol.

Encyclopedia of American Education, LB 17 U54 2007, 2 vol.

Early Childhood Education: An International Encyclopedia, LB1139.23 .E272 2007, 3 vol.

Encyclopedia of infant and early childhood development (ebook)

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