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Praxis Test

The library has a copy of the Praxis Study Guide, Praxis early childhood education/education of young children 020, 022 on reserve at the circulation desk.

The Learning Express Library offers practice tests that are available online for student preparing to take the Praxis II. Education

The Lakeland Library has a substantial number of titles in its collection to support the Education program. The reference collection is usually an excellent starting point for research projects. Reference books are non-circulating items (they cannot be checked out) and are designed to be used for specific information rather than read cover to cover. Additionally, reference books contain bibliographic records that can lead to the discovery of further resources to support one's research. In some instances, the reference books are compiled or supported by primary source documents or case studies. In addition to reference materials, the Lakeland Library offers a strong circulating collection to support the program as well. You can begin by searching Early Childhood Education as a Subject Heading. Another option is to search the Lakeland catalog using Education, Preschool or Education, Primary as subjects.

Early childhood education : an international encyclopedia

Encyclopedia of special education : a reference for the education of children, adolescents, and adults with disabilities and other exceptional individuals

Handbook of research on multicultural education

Teacher education programs in the United States : a guide

Encyclopedia of education

The Greenwood dictionary of education

World education encyclopedia : a survey of educational systems worldwide

Education and sociology : an encyclopedia

Sex, youth, and sex education : a reference handbook

Pioneers of early childhood education : a bio-bibliographical guide

The cyclopedic education dictionary

Historical dictionary of women's education in the United States

Dictionary of special education and rehabilitation

Education Databases

Education Research Complete abstracts and full text articles focused on education, educational research and topical issues.

Education Full Text (Ebsco interface) index, abstracts, and full text dealing with current education issues.

ERIC(Ebsco Interface) Educational Resources Information Center. Index and abstracts of articles, books, and documents covering education research and practice.

Electronic Journal Center, Education full text scholarly journals focusing on education issues and educational research.

Academic Search Complete is multi-discipline database that delivers its contents in a variety of formats; contains both popular and scholarly materials.

Education Web Resources

Ohio Department of Education ( Government website that provides access to information focused on current trends and the state of education in Ohio; contains resources for both families and professionals.

Region 4 State Support Team ( "The Region 4 SST assists districts and families in Lake & Geauga Counties by providing professional development and technical assistance designed to help them develop and deliver specially designed instruction aligned with the Ohio Academic Content Standards and promotes involvement and progress in the general curriculum."

US Department of Education ( Federal Government site that covers all levels of education, provides access to the latest research, statistics and trends for students, parents, teachers and administrators.

National Institute for Early Education Research ( "The National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) conducts and communicates research to support high quality, effective, early childhood education for all young children."

National Center for Education Statics ( collects statistical data related to education on the national and global levels.

Digest of Education Statistics ( "The primary purpose of the Digest of Education Statistics is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American education from prekindergarten through graduate school."

National Center for Research on Early Childhood Education ( "The National Center for Research on Early Childhood Education (NCRECE) focuses on conducting research, disseminating research findings, and carrying out leadership activities aimed at improving the quality of early childhood education across the United States."

What Works Clearinghouse ( "We review the research on the different programs, products, practices, and policies in education. Then, by focusing on the results from high-quality research, we try to answer the question “What works in education?” Our goal is to provide educators with the information they need to make evidence-based decisions."

Institute of International Educational Exchange ( an international education and training organization that promotes closer educational relations globally.

GEM Gateway to Educational Materials ( is a gateway to the skills needed to teach in the 21st century, access to over 50,000 educational resources.

Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) ( provides practical research that focuses on two distinct areas: education policy and organization and student learning.

ECRP: Early Childhood Research & Practice ( open access full text journal that concentrates on early childhood education research.

ADL Curriculum Connections ( anti-bias lesson plans and resources for K-12 educators.

Learning Science ( is an open community resource for promoting and sharing emerging tools to teach science.

Rare Book & Special Collections Reading Room: Children's Literature ( site compiled by the Library of Congress allows readers to revisit classic and rare children's titles that have been preserved through digitization.

Typically, the Behavior, Health and Social Sciences which include Education, use the APA (American Psychological Association) style for research papers. The library has prepared a Quick Reference Guide: APA Citations to provide students with an APA resource for their research papers.

The guide can also be accessed through the Writing & Citing link on the library homepage or by clinking on or pasting the following link into your browser:

Questions or comments, contact:
Michael Billings, Reference Librarian

440.525.7424 (Circulation) | 440.525.7425 (Reference)