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.
Reference sources are good starting points for research. Here are a few.
Praeger Handbook of Urban Education, LC5131 .P7 2006, 2 vol.
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.