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Education: Books & Videos

Suggested Reference Book

This is a key reference book providing a general overview of almost any topic from the social sciences, including theories, paradigms, research methodologies, and modeling of human behavior & emotions.  This resource includes references and lists of further readings.

Guides to Browsing Books & Videos in the Hatfield Library

Guide to the Hatfield Library's Call Letters (general overview of Call Letters from A to Z)

Detailed Browsing of Education Books by Call Letter

The first section shows an overview of key call letters that are pertinent to Education.

The second lengthier group provides details & nuances of call letters within the "LB" and the "LC" ranges.

Call LettersDescription
D History of the World (excluding the Americas)
E -- F History of the Americas (north, south & central)
GV Athletics, sports and physical education
HQ Sexuality & family structures
K Laws & legal matters
L Education (in general)
LA History of Education
LB Theory & practice of Education
LC Special aspects of Education
LD Higher Eudcation
LE -- LG Education in other countries
PE English language & Language arts (teaching, textbooks & dictionaries)
PN Literature (in genreal)
PZ Chidrens literature
Q Science (in general)
QA Mathematics (from basic counting up to calculus)
RA Health education & Medicine
LB 1025 -- LB 1050 General principles of Teaching
LB 1140 -- LB 1489 Preschool, Nursery & Kindergarten
LB 1501 -- LB 1547 Primary education
LB 1555 -- LB 1602 Elementary or publlc school education
LB 1603 -- LB 1696 Secondary education
LB 2300 -- LB 2430

Higher education

LB 2801 -- LB 3095 School administration & Organization
LB 3201 -- LB 3325 School physical facilities; architecture, equipment and campus planning
LB 3401 -- LB 3495 School health services
LC 25 -- LC 46 Self education & Home schooling
LC 47 -- LC 58 Private school education
LC 65 -- LC 245 Social aspects of education
LC 142 -- LC 148 Attendance & dropouts
LC 149 -- LC 161 Literacy & Illiteracy
LC 251 -- LC 951 Moral education & Religious education
LC 1001 -- LC 1024 Humanistic education
LC 1031 -- LC 1034 Comptency based education
LC 1041 -- LC 1049 Vocational education & Cooperative education
LC 1051 -- LC 1072 Professional education
LC 1390 -- LC 5160 Education of specific groups of students
LC 3950 -- LC 4806 Exceptional children & Special education
LC 5201 -- LC 6660

Adult education & Extension services


For more details, visit the Library of Congress Classification Outline.

Subject Headings

Library of Congress Subject Headings are the words and phrases that you will use to do a subject search in the catalog (as opposed to a keyword search). Although Education is a broad Library of Congress Subject Heading, you will probably get better results if you are more specific. To search for education of a particular state, use the subject for Education and the state (e.g. Education--Oregon). Be careful in your choice of words--some words and phrases that are natural to you will not be Library of Congress Subject Headings.

It is often helpful to do a keyword search on your topic first.  Once you find an appropriate source, look at the subject headings and click the linked subject heading in the catalog.

Gary Klein (librarian for education)