Reference Books for Educational Research

Maintained by Kathy Dobda.

The reference books listed on this guide can be excellent starting points for your research. Unless noted otherwise, they are available in the Reference Area on the 1st. floor of the Library.

General Reference Works

Book Location Book Title
Reference L11 .C25 5th ed.:v.1-2 Cabell's directory of publishing opportunities in education. Cabell Pub. Co., annual 1999.
Reference LB15 .B29 1990 A critical dictionary of educational concepts : an appraisal of selected ideas and issues in educational theory and practice. Robin Barrow and Geoffrey Milburn. Teachers College Press, 1990.
Reference LB2845.7 .M33 1998 Encyclopedia of educational research. Edited by Marvin C. Alkin, sponsored by the American Educational Research Association. Maxwell Macmillan International, 1992.
Reference LB15 .H57 1999 Historical dictionary of American education. Edited by Richard J. Altenbaugh. Greenwood Press, 1999.
Reference LB43 .I584 1995 International encyclopedia of national systems of education. Edited by T. Neville Postlethwaite. Pergamon, 1995.
Reference LB17 .I56 1995 International encyclopedia of teaching and teacher education. Edited by Lorin W. Anderson. Pergamon, 1995.
Reference LB15 .M32 1997 The language of learning : a guide to education terms. J. Lynn McBrien and Ronald S. Brandt. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, c1997.
Reference LB17 .P485 1996 Philosophy of education : an encyclopedia. Edited by J.J. Chambliss. Garland Pub, 1996.

Biographical Reference Works

Book Location Book Title
Reference LA2311 .O55 1997 Biographical dictionary of modern American educators. Frederik Ohles, Shirley M. Ohles, and John G. Ramsay. Greenwood Press, 1997.
Reference LA2311 .W47 Who's Who in American Education. National Reference Institute, 1992-1995.
Reference LA2311 .W65 1994 Women educators in the United States, 1820-1993 : a bio-bibliographical sourcebook. Edited by Maxine Schwartz Seller. Greenwood Press, 1994.

Research and Writing Guides

Book Location Book Title
LB2369 .W385 1998  21 models for developing and writing theses, dissertations, and projects : a book of practical approaches, ideas and solutions for conceptualizing, organizing, developing, and finalizing your graduate research requirements. William G. Webster, Sr. Academic Scholarwrite, c1998.
LB1028 .B394 1999 Doing your research project : a guide for first-time researchers in education and social science. Judith Bell. Open University Press, 1999.
Reference LB2369 .M377 1998 Guide to the successful thesis and dissertation : a handbook for students and faculty. James E. Mauch and Jack W. Birch. M. Dekker, c1998.
Reference L112.L43
Learning about Education Through Statistics. U.S. Dept. of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, [1999].

Funding and Grants

Book Location Book Title
Reference AS911.A2 A67 1999 and 2000 Annual register of grant support. Marquis, annual.
Reference LC243.A1 F85 Funding sources for K-12 education. Oryx Press, 1999.
Reference LC243.N28 1999 National Guide to Funding for Elementary and Secondary Education. Edited by Gina-Marie Cantarella. Foundation Center, 1999.
LC243.A1 B37 1999 The teacher's guide to winning grants. David G. Bauer. Jossey-Bass Publishers, c1999.