Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
About OSF and Keffer Libraries
2115 Summit Ave, St. Paul, MN 55105
Directions & Parking
Charles J. Keffer Library
MOH 206, 1000 LaSalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Directions & Parking
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.
Contact me for assistance