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Education

Resources and helpful tips for research in education.

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In this section, you'll find:

 

Searching the Library Catalog

Worldcat is your gateway to all the library has to offer!

Worldcat will search the physical books, journals, and media we have in the library, as well as the databases we have access to. Look for "Search Preus Library and beyond" on the library's website, or use the search box below.


Search Preus Library and beyond

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Worldcat, the library's catalog, searches not just Preus Library's resources, but also those of several thousand libraries around the world. To limit to just what we have access to here at Luther, use the Held By filter and select Luther College.

Browsing the Shelves

booksBooks in Preus Library are organized by subject.

If you scan the shelves around a relevant book, you're likely to find other books on the same topic.

You'll find books on literature, writing, and the English language in the following call numbers:

L - Education (general)

LA - History of education

31-135.....................................By period
173-186...................................Higher education
201-398...................................United States
410-2284.................................Other regions or countries
2301-2396................................Biography

LB - Theory and practice of education

5-45.........................................General
51-885.....................................Systems of individual educators and writers
1025-1050.75...........................Teaching (Principles and practice)
1050.9-1091.............................Educational psychology
1139.2-1547..........................Early childhood and primary education
1555-1602................................Elementary or public school education
1603-1696.6.............................Secondary education. High schools
1705-2286................................Education and training of teachers and administrators
2300-2430................................Higher education
2801-3095................................School administration and organization
3011-3095......................................School management and discipline
3050-3060.87.......................................Educational tests, measurements, evaluations and examinations

LC - Special aspects of education

37-44.3..........................................Home Education
47-58.7..........................................Private school education
59..................................................Public school education
65-245.....................................Social aspects of education
65-67.68........................................Economic aspects of education
68-70.............................................Demographic aspects of education
71-120.4........................................Education and the state
72-72.5................................................Academic freedom
107-120.4............................................Public school question. Secularization. Religious instruction in the public schools
129-139.........................................Compulsory education
149-161.........................................Literacy. Illiteracy
184-188.........................................Taxation of schools and colleges
189-214.53....................................Educational sociology
212-212.863.........................................Discrimination in education
215-238.4......................................Community and the school
251-951...................................Moral and religious education
980-1099.5..............................Types of education
1200-1203................................Inclusive education
1390-5160.3.............................Education of special classes of persons

Search the Curriculum Library

Looking for curriculum books or books to use in the classroom?

Search the Curriculum Library!

  1. Type keywords or a title into the catalog search box below or on the library's homepage.
  2. Limit your search to the Curriculum Library by including the phrase b8:curriculum after your search terms.
  3. Check out the screenshot below for an example!

Search example

Choosing Sources

evaluate sourcesWhen choosing sources, consider:

  • Who
    • Who wrote it? What could their biases and affiliations be?
  • What
    • What kind of source is it? A book? A newspaper article?
    • What claims does the source make? What is its argument or thesis?
  • Where
    • Where was it published? In an encyclopedia? Online? What country?
  • When
    • When was it written? What time frame does it cover?
  • Why
    • Why did the author write it?
    • Why might it be useful to my own argument or research questions?
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