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Adult Education

A research guide to help you find books, articles and other resources on topics in Adult Education.

Off-Campus Students

Get articles from home

You can get into all Library databases using your Brock portal login and password.

For help: Accessing Library Services from off campus

Borrow Books from other Libraries

Use your Brock ID card to borrow items from most other Ontario university libraries (excepting University of Toronto). You can return items to any university library.
Ontario University Library catalogues

Look for e-books

The Library catalogue includes thousands of e-books. Check the Books & E-books tab for more.

Use Your Public Library

Use your local public library catalogue to search for books and request books through Interlibrary Loan. Your public library will also have access to several databases to search for articles.

Finding Background Information

To get an overview of your topic or find a definition, try some of the Library's online reference sources.

Try a keyword search for e-reference titles or see the Key Concepts tab for more titles.

Interlibrary Loan/ RACER

What if Brock does not have the item I need?

Use RACER (also known as Interlibrary Loan) to request it from another library! This service allows users to search in all Ontario university and worldwide libraries to place requests for items that Brock does not own.

First-time users need to register & create a PIN. More information here.

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Research Help from Off-campus

Have questions about library research but can't come into the Library? No problem!

You can: 

  • Chat with a librarian: Look for the Chat with a Librarian icon on the Library website.
  • Email me or click on the Book Now icon to book an appointment with me (in-person or phone).
  • Take a look at a library research guide, like this one: Adult Education Research Guide.
  • Try the Library Help pages.

Home Book Delivery

Order home delivery of unrestricted print Library materials right to your doorstep! 

Please note the following Guidelines:

  • Materials available for delivery are limited to circulating materials held in the James A. Gibson Library and IRC (St. Catharines Campus).
  • Reserve and RACER/ ILL and other non-circulating materials are not available through this service.
  • Please allow 2-3 business days for delivery.
  • Items are sent by courier and require a signature.  Postal box delivery is not accepted.
  • Regular loan periods and fines apply.
  • Instructions for returning materials (at no cost to you) are included in the each shipment 

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Other services

Intercampus Transfer

You can have books at the main Library (St. Catharines) sent to the Hamilton Campus using the Intercampus Transfer Request Form.

What if the article I want is in print at the Library? 

You can order a photocopy! The article must be available in print in the Brock Library. 
Cost: $.12 per page, plus the cost of mailing. 
E-mail, phone, fax or use the web form to submit your requests to Library Copying and Printing Services.
Email: libphoto@brocku.ca
Phone: 905-688-5550 ext.3263
Fax: 905-988-5490
Web Request Form

Make sure you include all of the following information in your requests:

  • Your address and contact information
  • Full citation information: journal title, article title, author, volume, year of publication, and page numbers.
  • Specify number of copies and include any special instructions