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Education Research

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


When you need a definition or to take apart a word or to find synonyms for a word, the Oxford English Dictionary is a helpful source:

Oxford English Dictionary (OED)

Find Encyclopedias in Education

Sage Research Methods Online

Sage Research Methods Online logoQueen's University Library has access to part of the Sage Research Methods online collection of more than 1000 books, reference works, journal articles, and instructional videos. Individual titles are searchable in QCAT, the Library Catalogue, or your can browse or search within Sage Research Methods Online.  A deep and comprehensive resource for those seeking information on research methodologies in the social sciences.

Find Research Handbooks

Picture of the Education library reference collection.Handbooks on research methodologies and topics in education are shelved in the Research Collection on Floor 3. A few high-use titles are in the Quick Reference collection on Floor 2.

The Research Collection circulates for 120 days.

Browse for handbooks on the shelves using the Library of Congress call number classification.

For a systematic search of handbooks available in Queen's Libraries do an advanced search in Omni to locate handbooks by keyword.  For example, to find a handbook on research on reading, change Any field to Title and use keywords handbook reading. Change Resource Type to Books and eBooks.

Next, select Books / e-Book as the Content Type on the left-sidebar.
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Then, limit by Publication Date range.
Finally, you may find it useful to RE-SORT your results to view the most titles at the top of your result list.

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