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Graduate Education

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

Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Theories and Theorists

A selection of books on education theory. For more, search SuperSearch using keywords that describe your theory or theorist (e.g. constructivism, Piaget, etc.).

Articles

To find articles on a theorist/foundational thinker or theory, search a database such as Education Source or SuperSearch.

Use keywords that describe your topic, such as "Nel Noddings" i
f you are looking for an article about a specific theorist, or "experiential education" if you are looking for an article on an idea or perspective.  

Remember to use quotation marks to search for phrases (e.g. "ethics of care"). 

To find peer-reviewed articles, limit your search to scholarly or peer-reviewed articles.  In most databases you will be able to select this option either before you search, or on the results screen. 


Screenshot of search in Education Source showing option to refine results to scholarly (peer-reviewed) articles.