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This research guide will help you to do research in education, for classroom assignments, research papers, or to explore a career in education.

Welcome to the Education Research Guide! This guide will help you find books, articles, and web resources on topics in Education and includes information on conducting research and writing research papers.

Education Topics offer information on specific issues in the field of education: for-profit schooling, homeschooling, and charter schools.

Books/eBooks will take you on a deep dive into a broader topic. You can get background, history, context, and multiple perspectives.

Articles are a good if you need very specific or very recent information on a topic. You can search for articles using OneSearch (a cross disciplinary database) OR choose to search ERIC (for a more focused search) from the databases that the library subscribes to.

Statistics will give you some tips for searching for statistics related to the field of education.

Web searching can be a good place to start learning about a topic, but often it can take a lot of work to identify if a website is a good source or not.

Citations are how you indicate to your readers what in your paper is your ideas and what are the ideas of others; APA is the preferred style for the discipline of education. Citations are a required part of writing a research paper.