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Education Research

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

Education Librarian

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Brenda Reed
613-533-6000 x 77644
Subjects: Education

Welcome to the Fall Term!

Your Education Librarian is available both online and in the Education Library in McArthur Hall if you have any questions about library access or resources. The Education Library is open with regular hours: Monday to Thursday 8 am to 9 pm; Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm; Saturday & Sunday 10 am to 5 pm.

Start Your Education Research

The Education Library in McArthur Hall is open and ready to welcome you.

Queen's reseachers have access to our online library of over 100,000 journals and 800,000 ebooks and may request 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 in the Library or 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. 

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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, we will get the item from another of the 15 Ontario libraries using Omni.  If the item is not available at another Omni library we will recall the item from the current Queen's user.  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.


Our services are temporarily limited to printing pdfs from a data key.  We are working to launch a new print/copy/scan service as soon as possible.

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.