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Education Research

A guide to starting points in education research at Queen's University, Kingston.

Welcome to the Education Library

The Education Library on the main floor of McArthur Hall, West Campus, is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Queen's reseachers have access to our online library of over 100,000 journals and 800,000 ebooks and may  also request curbside book pickup or copyright-compliant scans via Omni.

Email for more information or see the Library's COVID-19 Updates.

Research Services at Queen's U Library


Two research librarians with offices in the Education Library are available to assist you with your literature searches.  Drop in with quick questions or make an appointment for deeper investigations into the research literature or to map out a research strategy. We welcome your questions:

Brenda Reed

Mary Claire Vandenburg


Use the RACER Interlibrary Loans service to request materials not available at Queen's U Library.  We work with libraries across North America and beyond to supply the items you request at no charge.

Your RACER User ID is the barcode on your Queen's card and password is your last name (in lowercase). Select and complete the blank request form on the left sidebar and our staff will take it from there.  Print materials usually arrive within 1-2 weeks; journal articles & single chapters are delivered to your email in pdf format within a few days.

Check with a research librarian before making your request as we also consider purchasing titles needed for your research. Ebook purchases are typically available in 24 hours.


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Queen's University Provides Access to EndNote

Queen's University subscribes to EndNote (a Clarivate Analytics product). The Library's Citation Management Guide  includes detailed information on how to get started with EndNote and other citation management systems.  Ask your Education Librarians if you encounter obstacles and we will search for a solution with you. 


For assistance with research data management, from developing a data management plan to depositing your data in a shared archive for preservation and long term access, talk to your Subject Librarian.  To read more about the services available to Queen's researchers for data management, see the Research Data Management Guide.


Our Researcher Training Program picks up the research process at the point where you are creating your data management plan for your study. This program covers registering for your ORCiD and open access options for publishing your research.

How to Find Books & Journal Articles

Featured Titles

Selected open access readings from Routledge. 

On-Campus Services


Need a book that is currently not available or not at your nearest campus library? Use the REQUEST link on the item's record to request that an item be delivered to your library of choice.  Delivery time is usually 2 days if the item is in the Library.  If the item is signed out, a hold will be placed on short term loans (2 weeks) and a recall will be placed on regular loans (120-day loans).  Recalls modify the due date of the item to 1 week from the date of the recall (everyone is, however, guaranteed items for 2 weeks).  An email will be sent to you to let you know once the item is available for pick-up, or you can track its status in real time in Omni.


Add "Tri-Colour Cash" to your Queen's photo-ID student/staff/faculty card to print from any computer in any Queen's Library -- or from your own laptop to one of our new "Multi-Function Devices" (formerly known as copiers).

Use Visa, MasterCard, or Interac to purchase the Tri-Colour Cash. It will appear on your statement as Queen's Optional Meal Plans.

Copy:  10 cents/page (b&w); 45 cents/page (colour)

Print:  9 cents/page (b&w double-sided); 40 cents/page (colour double-sided)

Scan:  free (it is a scan-to-data key service only)  Staff at our Service Desks can lend you a data key if you need one to scan to and then send the file to yourself via email from a computer.