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Education Research

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

Welcome GDPI PME Candidates!

Welcome to the Spring Term to everyone in the GDPI-PME program. Your Education Library is here to support your research and to offer any assistance you may like as you access our online library resources. Please contact your Education Librarian if you have any questions as you work through your course. We are happy to share our online library with you and to help make your searches effective and efficient.

Starting Your Education Research

The Education Library in McArthur Hall 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


Your Education Librarian is available to assist you with your literature searches.  Drop in with quick questions or make an appointment to map out a research strategy. We can work together via email, chat, Zoom, or Teams.  Your questions are welcome.



Use the RACER Interlibrary Loans service to request materials not available at Queen's U Library.  We work with libraries worldwide 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 in RACER .
  • Print materials usually arrive within 1-2 weeks; scans are delivered to your email in pdf format within a few days.
  • Check with us first!  We may be able to purchase the title you need. Ebook purchases are often available in 24 hours.



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Queen's University Provides Access to EndNote

Queen's University subscribes to EndNote. The Library's Citation Management Guide  provides information on how to get started with EndNote and other citation management systems.  Ask your Education Librarian 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 Education 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.

Start Your Education Research

Featured Titles

Selected open access readings from Routledge. 

Evaluating Sources

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.