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Brief Guide to Research in Educational Policy & Leadership: Getting Started

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This site provides online library tours, research tutorials, and instructions on how to find resources on various topics.

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Getting Started

When starting to work on a new research topic, it is helpful to gain an overview of the topic first. Subject encyclopedias and handbooks provide background information, theories, key authors, significant events, and issues surrounding this topic. They also provide explanations of terminology and the jargon for the field, introduce you to subtopics, and lead you to other relevant sources through a list of references at the end of each entry. They can help you narrow or expand your topic.


The SAGE Encyclopedia of Classroom Management UAlbany Access Icon

Online / Reference: LB3013 .S237 2015 WWW

Encyclopedia of Education Economics & Finance UAlbany Access Icon

Online / Reference: LB2824 .E53 2014 WWW

Encyclopedia of Law and Higher Education UAlbany Access Icon

Online / LC 1099 E53 2012 WWW

International Education: An Encyclopedia of Contemporary Issues and Systems

University Library REF LB 15 I565 2012

Encyclopedia of African American Education UAlbany Access Icon

Online / Reference: LC 2771 E63 2010 WWW

Encyclopedia of Educational Reform and Dissent UAlbany Access Icon

Online/LB 2805 E528 2010 WWW

Encyclopedia of Education Law UAlbany Access Icon

Online / Reference: KF 4117 E53 2008 WWW


The SAGE Guide to Educational Leadership and Management UAlbany Access Icon

Online / Reference: LB2805 .S2618 2015 WWW

Handbook of Education Policy Research

University Library Oversized* LC 71 H363 2009


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Yu-Hui Chen
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University at Albany, SUNY