Popular Searches


Globally, 57 million children remain out of school. In some countries, only 40% of children go through primary education. Education outcomes differ based on gender, race, class, and urban/rural divides. Among issues affecting the quality of education are cumulative advantage, child hunger, bullying, cost of higher education and others. This challenge addresses access to and quality of education at all levels worldwide.

Getting Started

Reference resources provide a starting point for your research projects.

Credo Reference

Credo Reference provides hundreds of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, and more in one place. Below is a sample of keyword searches in Credo Reference related to this topic.

Call Numbers and Subject Headings

You can use the list of call numbers and subject headings below as keyword searches in our catalog and databases, or you can go to these sections of the library to find books on these topics.

  • LC65-245: Social aspects of education.
  • LC1390-5160.3: Education of special classes of persons.
  • RA790-790.95: Mental health. Mental illness prevention.


Books from Lane Library

All books in this list are located in the Franzen Center on Floor 3A.

Search terms for additional books in Lane Library’s catalog:

Discovery Search: Search Lane Library’s books, ebooks, and articles in one place.

Books from other libraries

WorldCat: Search for books not available at Lane Library and borrow from other libraries for free through interlibrary loan.



The following databases are useful places to search for articles. Contact a librarian if you would like more information on how to search for articles on your specific topic.

  • Academic Search Complete: Wide range of academic disciplines, including for scholarly and popular journals.
  • Education Research Complete: Scholarly research in all areas of education, with full-text access to 1400 journals and 550 books. This includes topics such as early childhood education, higher education, testing, multilingual education, and health education.
  • ERIC: Covers education journals and reports from 1966 to the present.
  • JSTOR– Full-text archive of scholarly journals in the arts and sciences. Issues from the past three to five years may not be available.
  • New York Times: Access to news and archival content from NY Times. If you run into a paywall, here is more information on how to sign up.
  • ProQuest Research Library: Includes both popular and scholarly periodicals covering a variety of subjects, with over 3300 titles available in full text.

Get articles from other libraries

If you cannot find a full-text version of the article you need, request it through interlibrary loan. Interlibrary loan is a free service that allows you to borrow books and articles from other libraries. Find answers to frequently asked questions about ILL here.

Government Sources, Statistics, and Websites

Government sources


Schumacher, Karlyn

Access Services Librarian Lane Library Departments: Circulation, Interlibrary Loan, Course, Reserves

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