EDU 7497 and 7498: Special Education Research
Books in the Main Stacks
Citing Your Resources
Doing ethical research means citing sources. It is critical to credit writers for their work and their contributions to your research. To not do so is unethical and leads to plagiarism - unintentionally or not. Here are some sources to help you cite properly and to avoid the problem of plagiarism.
- Citation of Sources
This lists citation engines which help you create proper citations as well as providing information on different citation styles.
- Tips on avoiding plagiarism
Turnitin is a service that faculty and students use to detect and avoid plagiarism in their writing.
NoodleBib is an online resource that will help you format MLA and APA bibliographies, exporting them directly to your word processing program.
Dictionaries & Encyclopedias
Connoley, J.C., & Impara, J.C. (Eds). (2003). Mental measurements yearbook. Lincoln, NB: University of Nebraska Press. Published by the Buros Institute, the yearbook provides test users with descriptive information, references and critical reviews of tests. Available in book form or via database.’‘’ Ref Z5814 .P8 .B932 2003′’‘
Creswell, J.W. (2002). Educational research: Planning, conducting and evaluating quantitative data and qualitative research. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill. Text begins with a six step approach to general research. Next, the work examines the research process more closely, using both quantitative and qualitative processes. Last, the text reviews 8 research designs; experimental, correlational, survey, grounded theory, ethnography, narrative, mixed method, and action research. LB1028 .C742 2002
Eggen, P.D., & Kauchak, D. (2004). Educational psychology: Windows on classrooms. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill Prentice Hall. Examines educational psychology theory and concepts from the educators prospective. Text includes learners cognitive and language development; learning behaviorism, cognitive theory, constructing understanding, and complex cognitive processes; and theories of motivation, creating productive learning environments, and assessments. LB1051 .E463 2004
Fagan, T.K., & Warden, P.G. (Eds). (1996). Historical encyclopedia of school psychology. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. A brief reference work to which school psychologists and other professionals may turn for historical and contemporary information. Ref LB1027.55 .H57 1996
Fernandez-Ballesteros, R. (Ed). (2003). Encyclopedia of psychological assessment. London: Sage Publications. This two volume set covers a variety of different psychological fields, including theoretical, epistemological, methodological, technological, basic psychological constructs (personality and intelligence) and applied. Each entry provides cross-references. Ref. BF 39 .E497 2003 v.1 & 2
Fitzgerald M., Orey M., & Branch, R.M. (Eds). (2004). Educational media and technology yearbook, v. 16, 23–29. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited. This series, notable for identifying trends in instructional technology, continues to explore developments in this interdisciplinary field. Ref. LB1028.3 .E37 v.16, 23–29
Hersen, M. (Ed). (2004). Comprehensive handbook of psychological assessment, v.1–4. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. This comprehensive 4 volume set covers intellectual, neuro-psychological, personality, behavioral, industrial and organizational assessment. Ref. BF176 .C654 2004 v. 1–4
Holcomb, Z.C. (2004). Interpreting basic statistics: A guide and workbook based on excerpts from journal articles. Glendale, CA: Pyrczak Publishing. This slim volume provides excerpts and questions that “allow students to practice interpreting published research results.” Reference & Brookhaven Reference HA35.15 .H65 2004
Holcomb, Z.C. (2006). SPSS basics: Techniques for a first course course in statistics. Glendale, CA: Pyrczak Publishing. This volume seeks to help students make sense of SPSS, including how to enter data and when/how to use specific statistical procedures. Reference & Brookhaven Reference HA32 .H56 2006
Kamil, M.L. (Ed.). (2000). Handbook of reading research, v.III. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. An update of the two preceding volumes, the Handbook assesses the prevailing characteristics of reading research as the very act of reading undergoes a transformation. Ref LB1050.H278 2000 Brookhaven Ref LB1050 .H279 2000
Kelly, A.E., & Lesh, R.A. (Eds.). (2000). Handbook of research design in mathematics and science education. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Attempts to clarify the nature of the principles governing the effective use of new research designs in science and mathematics. Main QA11.H256 1999 E-book: QA11 .H256 1999Eb
Keyser, D.J., & Sweetland, R.C. (Eds). (1994). Test critiques. Austin, TX: Pro-Ed. A companion to Tests, the series is now in its 10th volume providing information on the reliability, validity and normative data on the most utilized assessment instruments. Ref BF176. T419 v1-v10 Brookhaven Ref BF176. T419 v1-v10
Lidz, C.S. (2003). Early childhood assessment. New York: Wiley. Text provides “general guidelines for designing and conducting assessments of young children between the ages of 3 through 5 years: the preschool years.” E-book: BF722.3 .L53 2003eb
Maddox, T. (Ed). (1983–2003). Tests: A comprehensive reference for assessments in psychology, education and business. Austin, TX: Pro-Ed. Provides concise descriptions about assessment tests in the fields of psychology, education and business compressed into a quick, easy to read format. Text includes indexes for easy referral to assessment tests listed in earlier editions of “Tests” Ref BF176 .T43
Merrell, K.W. (2003). Behavioral, social, and emotional assessment of children and adolescents. Mahwah, NJ: L. Eribaum Associates. This book reviews techniques for the comprehensive assessment of children and adolescences with social-emotional behavioral problems. E-book: BF722 .M45 2003eb
Mertler, C.A. (2003). Classroom assessment. Los Angeles: Pyrczak Publishing. This book provides detailed information on the functions of classroom assessment; the development, administration, interpretation of teacher developed assessment techniques; as well as how to interpret results of published tests. Ref LB 3051 .M48 2003 Brookhaven Ref LB 3051 .M48 2003
Mitchell, J.V. (Ed). (2000). Tests in print VI: An index to tests, test reviews and the literature on specific tests. Lincoln, NB: University of Nebraska Press. Contains comprehensive bibliographies of commercially available tests classified by use, construction or validity; a publishers’ directory and index; and the names of all authors, tests, reviews or references. Ref Z5814 .E9 T47 2002
Pan, M.L. (2003). Preparing literature reviews: Qualitative and quantitative approaches. Los Angeles, CA: Pyrczak Publishing. Text is a step-by-step guide for preparing both qualitative and quantitative literature reviews. Text contains three sample literature reviews. Ref Q180.55 .E9 P36 2003 Brookhaven Ref Q180.55 .E9 P36 2003
Patten, M.L. (2002). Understanding research methods: An overview of the essentials. Los Angeles, CA: Pyrczak Publishing. This text provides a detailed analysis of research methods (including empirical research), literature reviews, sampling methods, measurement methods, experimental designs, and understanding statistics. Text includes literature review samples and selected sources of statistical information. Ref Q180.55 .M4 P38 2002 Brookhaven Ref Q180.55 .M4 P38 2002
Patten, M.L. (2000). Proposing empirical research: A guide to the fundamentals. Los Angeles, CA: Pyrczak Publishing. This text is a step by step guide to the proposal of empirical research, which includes defining and identifying empirical research; problem and approach selection; the organization, evaluation and writing of literature; and the sampling, instrumentation, procedures and analysis of research proposals. Text includes sample proposals. Ref Q180.55 .P7 P37 2000 Brookhaven Ref Q180.55 .P7 P37 2000
Zimmerman, B.J., & Dale. (Eds). (2003). Educational psychology: A century of contributions. Mahwah, NJ: L. Eribaum Associates. Provides a comprehensive look at 16 leading educational psychologists from the late 19th century to the early 21st century. LB1051 .E36214 2003
Find Education Articles
Databases with Articles contain material published in magazines, journals, and newspapers.
Reference Sources include dictionaries, encyclopedias, directories and more.
= database and full text info.
American Educational Research Journal
American Secondary Education
Early Childhood Research Quarterly
The Elementary School Journal
The High School Journal
The Long Island Education Review
Journal of Educational Psychology
Journal of Educational Research
Journal of Research in Childhood Education
Journal of Research on Computing in Education
Journal of Research on Technology in Education
Journal of Special Education
Journal of Special Education Technology
Professional School Counseling
Remedial and Special Education
Review of Educational Research
School Psychology Review
Teaching Exceptional Children
Topics in Early Childhood Special Education
To find indexing and full-text information for these titles, check the Journal Locator.
Special Needs Web Sites
- Building the Legacy: IDEA 2004
"This site was created to provide a "one-stop shop" for resources related to IDEA and its implementing regulations, released on August 3, 2006.
- CAST (Center for Applied Special Technology)
Helps to expand opportunities for individuals with disabilities through the development of and innovative uses of technology. Provides information on research, theory, tools, activities, curriculum, teacher practice, and policy.
- OSERS: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
Offers information on OSERS’ programs with links to newsletter, publications, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 1997.
- LD OnLine: Learning Disabilities Resources
An interactive guide to LD information for children, parents and teachers. Includes links to a LD calendar, bulletin boards, audio clips, how to find help and much more.
- Regional Resource Center Program
The Federal Resource Center supports a nationwide special education technical assistance network, plans national meetings of education professionals, provides a national perspective for establishing technical assistance activities across regions.
- Attention Deficit Disorder Association
This is the website for the Attention Deficit Disorder Association, the world’s leading adult AD/HD association. The ADDA website provides information and resources for adults with AD/HD and to the professionals working with them.
- Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder
The C.H.A.D.D. homepage provides information on ADD/ADHD for children and adults. This site also includes online links to a variety of online fact sheets.
- Technical Assistance Alliance for Parent Centers
This site is part of an innovative project that supports a unified technical assistance system to assist with parent training, information projects, and Community Parent Resource Centers under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
- Behavior Home Page
The Kentucky Department of Education and the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling at UK provide a page that allows school personnel, parents, and other professionals to access information related to effective practices
Tests & Test Publishers
- Buros Institute of Mental Measurements
Invaluable tool for tests and testing. This site offers basic information about the test found in the various MMY and has grouped them in various ways for easy searching. There are also links from this page to articles and non-Buros databases.
This site is maintained by the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST). Part of UCLA, the center is a pioneer in developing scientifically based evaluation and testing techniques.
- Educational Testing Service
Educational Testing Service (ETS) provides educational assessment products and services worldwide. Their website includes a nationwide directory of tests and testing programs as well as career information and news articles related to testing issues.
McGraw-Hill’s education division focuses on student assessment and reporting. This website provides state-specific links for educators as well as links to tools for students and parents.
- dmoz Open Directory Project
This website provides many links to information ranging from test design to fair testing practices.
- American Psychological Association
American Psychological Association’s Testing and Assessment page, with links to testing standards and resources for psychological tests.
- NYSTE Preparation Guides and Information
This site contains downloadable .pdf test guides, as well as information on registration and score reporting. Dowling also has many of these guides available at our periodicals window.
Curriculum Trend Web Sites
- U.S. Department of Education (ED) Home Page
Use the A-Z Index to located curriculum materials and Resources.
- Education Week on the web
Ezine that deals with current issues in education.
- Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
ASCD Promotes the exchange of ideas and explores new initiatives and programs. Publications: Educational Leadership, Journal of Curriculum and Supervision. Check out their Reading Room.
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