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Special Education

This guide features resources for special education research.

OER

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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

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5)

Reference Collection (Second Floor)

Dictionary of Education

Electronic Resource

Encyclopedia of American Disability History

Reference Collection (Second Floor), Volumes 1-3

Encyclopedia of Education Law

Electronic Resource
Volumes 1-2

Encyclopedia of Education Law

Reference Collection (Second Floor)
Volumes 1-2

Encyclopedia of Special Education

Reference Collection (Second Floor), Volumes 1-4

History of Special Education

Electronic Resource

Learning Disabilities Sourcebook

Reference Collection (Second Floor)

Psychology of Classroom Learning

Electronic Resource
Volumes 1-2

Routledge International Companion to Multicultural Education

Reference Collection (Second Floor)

SAGE Handbook of Special Education

Electronic Resource, Volumes 1-2

Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing

Reference Collection (Second Floor)
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Using the National Gifted Education Standards for PreK-12 Professional Development

Reference Collection (Second Floor)

Using the National Gifted Education Standards for University Teacher Preparation Programs

Reference Collection (Second Floor)

Recommended Online Encyclopedia Databases

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Recommended Multimedia Databases

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Tests and Measures Databases

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