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About OSF and Keffer Libraries
2115 Summit Ave, St. Paul, MN 55105
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Charles J. Keffer Library
MOH 206, 1000 LaSalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
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This guide includes a number of helpful resources for students in special education. Use the tabs above to explore these resources:
- Getting started--where you are now
- Finding books--search for print or electronic books, located in a library or online
- Finding articles--start here if you are searching for journal articles
- Reference sources--Encyclopedias, research handbooks, and other sources; these are good for finding a summary of research on a topic
- Legal resources--start here when you are searching for a law, court case, or other legal topic related to special education
- Websites for research--use these sites to supplement your library research
- Websites by topic--with subpages for specific conditions, these may have helpful resources for the classroom
- Special education news--table of contents for a selection of special education journals, and news from Education Week
- Multimedia and Web 2.0--a sampling of video, social media, and other nonprint resources are here
- Citing sources--help for completing the bibliography of your paper/project
You may find that resources related to special education are in different locations at St. Thomas. Here's a rundown.
- Keffer stacks--books here are generally research-oriented and generally published after 1990.
- Curriculum collection at Keffer--books and materials here are generally classroom-oriented. They are more about the application of research in the classroom.
- Children's Literature--fiction (maybe a character has a learning disability or other condition), and nonfiction for children and young adult readers. These may be classroom resources.
- O'Shaughnessey Frey Library--may have some research materials, but these will be a bit older in age; these are sometimes helpful for historical or background information.
Basic contact information for each library is at the left.
Writing a Literature Review?
Be sure to check out our guide for writing a literature review at the link below.
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