Subjects » Education


Welcome to the Education Subject Guide.

Audience: CUAA undergraduate and graduate students in education courses.

Help Available: Contact your librarian with Ask a Librarian, call 734-995-7454, or stop by the reference desk on-campus.

How to Use: Click a tab to learn more. 

APA 7th ed Style Guide


Academic Search Complete (EBSCOhost) Comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with full-text periodicals, including peer-reviewed journals. Indexing and abstracts for journals monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc.

ProQuest Central Coverage of over 160 subject areas, including business and economics, health and medical, education, news and world affairs, and more.

Education Specific

ERIC (Ebsco)
Federal Government Sponsored Education Database. Journal articles, government reports, and more. Filter by education or grade level.

Education Database (ProQuest)
Coverage spans the literature on primary, secondary and higher education as well as special education, home schooling and adult education.

Education Source (Ebsco)
Scholarly research and information covering all levels of education and all educational specialties such as multilingual education, health education, and testing.

Instruction Materials

Fiction and Non-fiction content for students with assigned reading levels

eBook High School Collection
eBook K-8 Collection
Explora for High Schools (Primary sources, reference books, biographies and magazines for students)
Explora for Middle School
Explora for Primary Schools

NoveList K-8 Plus (book recommendations and reading guides)
NoveList Plus
World Book Kids (K-5 Hundreds of activities, science projects and experiments)

Other Options

Career & Technical Education Database (ProQuest)
Vocational information and career research resources

Database Tutorials

Using Databases


Search for books and ebooks in Primo.

Find a specific book


For General instructions: Finding Books

Library of Congress Call Numbers

LB                Theory & Practice (Teaching & Administration)

LC                Special aspects (Subjects, School types, types of students)


Ebook Central
EBSCO eBooks

Reference Books

Encyclopedia of Law & Higher EducationREF KF 4225 .A68 E53 2010
Special Education LawReserves KF 4210 .R68 2014
Harper’s Encyclopedia of Religious EducationREF BV 1461 .H37

Looking for some suggestions for learning activities and lesson plans? Many museums, book publishers, and non-profits offer free materials for teachers on their website.

Education Trade Magazines: magazine written by teachers and administrators for teachers and administrators.

They are a great way to obtain advice and classroom-tested ideas. Magazines usually target a specific subject or grade focus (early childhood, elementary, middle, or secondary teachers).

At CUAA Library, they are available in Print & in Education Databases.

Proquest Databases


In Advanced Search, choose the Source type:

Ebsohost Databases


In Advanced Search, choose the Publication type:

Specific Titles

Some of these titles will have more issues available in print, so check Primo as well.


You can search for journal articles in Primo and library databases (see databases tab).

Finding Journal Articles: detailed instructions for finding and accessing electronic and print journal articles.

Finding Journal Articles By Journal Title in Primo

  1. Open  E-Journals Search 
  2. Search for the Journal’s Title.
  3. Click on the Journal title in the search results.
  4. Search inside the journal for keywords on the journal page.

Use these search techniques to locate Primary Research inside databases.

  1. Add the following row of keywords to your search: (methods AND results) OR methodology OR “case study” OR “this study” OR “a study”. You will want to copy and paste this entire row of keywords into its own search box.

Important! From your list of results, you will still need to examine each article to see if it is primary research.

  1. Filter by Document Type: on the Advanced Search page choose Case Study under Document Type or Publication Type. In ProQuest Education Journals, it looks like this:

All of these results are generally primary research articles, but not all primary research is a case study, so you will likely be missing some primary research articles on your topic by searching this way.

  1. In ERIC database, you can choose “Reports – All” and/or “Reports – Research” under Publication Type.

Video Tutorials

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Note: At CUAA, use the E-journals search on the Primo menu bar to locate online journals.