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Special Education: Reference Sources

A guide for someone beginning to do research in special education.

Key Words

Online dictionaries

Need a quick definition of a term?  Try these sources.

Reference Sources

Handbooks, encyclopedias, and other reference sources are a good place to look for a topic overview, a definition, or a quick fact on a topic.  Sometimes the bibliography from an article in an encylopeida or handbook can identify some of the seminal authors on a topic.

This list includes both print and e-book titles.  A call number is given for print titles.  For e-book titles, you will need a username and password for access off campus.  You might also need to set up an account on the host's server, but this is not common.

Use these titles in conjunction with items under the "seminal resources" tab when you are looking for core resources on your topic.

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Conrad Woxland
Charles J. Keffer Library | MOH 206F
Subjects: Education, Psychology