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Graduate Education

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

Look for e-books

Find ebooks by searching Omni. Limit your search to Books and eBooks under Resource Type, then choose Available Online under Availability.

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 our e-reference guide or see the Theories/Theorists 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 online: Look for the chat box. Screenshot of the online chat box: Ask: Chat with a Librarian.

Take a look at a library research guide, like this one, the Graduate Education Research Guide.

Try the Library Help pages.

Home Book Delivery

Distance Students - 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.

Scan and Deliver Service 

Scan and Deliver Request Form