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Literacy and Reading

This guide features resources for literacy and reading research.

Subject-Focused Encyclopedias

Need to select a research topic or find background information?  

The Reference Collection includes a variety of different sources, such as: subject-focused encyclopedias, handbooks, almanacs, maps/atlases, statistical compendiums, dictionaries, and more. Look here to find introductory articles on subject-related topics. The broad perspective offered by such articles often proves helpful for narrowing research topics before pursuing more in-depth information. 

This guide provides some recommendations for encyclopedias and other reference resources that might provide helpful information relating to your topic.

Recommended Subject-Focused Encyclopedias

Cambridge Handbook of Literacy

Reference Collection (Second Floor)

Dictionary of Education

Electronic Resource

Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology

Electronic Resource
Volumes 1-2

Handbook of Reading Research

Reference Collection (Second Floor), Volume IV

Psychology of Classroom Learning

Electronic Resource
Volumes 1-2

Routledge International Handbook of English, Language and Literacy Teaching

Reference Collection (Second Floor)

Recommended Online Encyclopedia Databases

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Recommended Multimedia Databases

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