On the shelf
Handbook of Reading Research (LB1050 .H278) 3 vols.
Encyclopedia of Education (LB15 .E47 2003) 8 vols.
Philosophy of Education: An Encyclopedia (LB17 .P485 1996)
Education and Sociology: An Encyclopedia (Ref LC189.95 .E38 2002)
Encyclopedia of Special Education (Ref LC4007 .E53 2000) 3 vols.


If you’re browsing the shelves, books related to Education can be found in call numbers beginning with the following letters:

  • Education (General): L
  • History of Education: LA
  • Theory and Practice of Education: LB
  • Textbooks: LT

Library Catalog
Books at Howard Colman Library.

Locate books available elsewhere and request via interlibrary loan.

Article Databases

ERIC is the premier index of education materials. The database includes both journal articles and unpublished documents relating to education topics. Some articles are available in full-text. Many of the documents are full-text.

Primary Search
Full text for more than 60 popular, elementary school magazines from 1990 forward. All full-text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator.

Professional Development Collection
Intended for professional educators, this database is also great for students and provides a highly specialized collection of more than 750 full-text journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles.

Internet Resources

Illinois Education Association

Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE)

Illinois Licensure Testing Information (ILTS)

National Center for Education Statistics