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Education: Books

This guide provides a broad overview of education information including books and ebooks, journal articles, data and databases, and much more!

Library Catalogs

Use the following tools to get books from other libraries:

Education Encyclopedias

Browsing Library of Congress for Education

The following subclasses of the Library of Congress Classification Outline (L) allow for more precise browsing of the library's Education collection, housed in the Norlin Library stacks. Click on the classification outline link above for specific call numbers and topics within each subclass. 

Class L Education (General)
Subclass LA History of education
Subclass LB Theory and practice of education
Subclass LC Special aspects of education
Subclass LD Individual institutions - United States
Subclass LE Individual institutions - America (except United States)
Subclass LF Individual institutions - Europe
Subclass LG Individual institutions - Asia, Africa, Indian Ocean islands, Australia, New Zealand, Pacific islands
Subclass LH College and school magazines and papers
Subclass LJ Student fraternities and societies, United States
Subclass LT Textbooks


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Getting Started with Lit Reviews

Related Library of Congress Classifications

Children's Literature

Class Description
PZ Children's literature (fiction) in the Children's and Young Adult Collection or in PASCAL storage
Various Children's non-fiction books are in the Children's and Young Adult Collection or in PASCAL storage

Content Areas

For information about teaching and learning in the content areas you will need to browse the specific Library of Congress class for the content area you are investigating.

For example:

Class Q Science General
QH Natural history biology
QH315 Biology study and teaching

Social Sciences

Many other Library of Congress classifications are connected to education, schools, or the cognitive and social practices of teaching and learning. Here are just a few.

Class Description
BF176-176.5 Psychological tests and testing
BF309-499 Consciousness. Cognition. Including learning, attention, comprehension, memory, imagination, genius, intelligence, thought and thinking, psycholinguistics, mental fatigue
BF501-505 Motivation
BF608-635 Will. Volition. Choice. Control
BF636-637 Applied psychology
HM Sociology
HM711-806 Groups and organizations
HM286 Social institutions