Printed reference sources remain critical to doing research. Increasingly, however, reference sources are being made available online. These lists are not comprehensive. Below are some online reference materials. Browse the shelves or ask a librarian for suggestions of additional sources.
This section has Internet resources in general and international education. Its purpose is to serve as a starting point -- a guide to selected resources -- rather than a comprehensive list.
Open access e-journals and full text archives
General Education Resources
Special Education Resources
Organization committed to "improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents." Be sure to follow links to specialized divisions, each of which has its own website.
Collaborative effort of over 50 organizations at the national, state, and local levels working to "transform the way we work and improve outcomes for students and youth with disabilities."
Note especially the Projects and the Resource Links tabs, which include extensive collections of links to government and non-profit organizations.
The National Education Association's special education section provides links to research reports and articles of interest.
Resources for Using Primary Materials in the Classroom
Local Government Resources
Professional Development for Teachers
Public school systems maintain libraries specifically geared toward the professional development of teachers. These libraries provide useful resources that allow teachers to do research in education. If your school district isn’t listed, call and ask.