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Encyclopedias, Handbooks, and More

Subject Dictionaries

These print resources provide concise definitions of educational terminology and jargon.


These print resources are a good place to start when investigating a topic. They provide detailed survey articles with bibliographies of topics related to Education.


These print and web resources provide access to current Educational statistics.

These print and web resources provide access to information on tests and measurements.

Click on the links and call numbers below to access the record in Chinook.


Encyclopedias and Handbooks


Specific Curriculum, Topics, and Groups


Encyclopedia of African-American Education, 1996
REF DEPT STACKS -- Library Use Only --LC2717 .E53 1996


Encyclopedia of Multicultural Education, 1999
NORLIN STACKS--LC1099.3 .M58 1999


Handbook of Research on Multicultural Education, 2004

REF DEPT STACKS--Library Use Only-- LC1099.3 .H35 2004


Encyclopedia of bilingualism and bilingual education, 1998

REF DEPT STACKS--Library Use Only-- LC3707 .E53 1998


Bilingual education : a reference handbook, 2002

NORLIN STACKS-- LC3731 .F45 2002


Encyclopedia of Language and Education, 1997
REF DEPT STACKS -- Library Use Only --P40.8 .E53 1997


Handbook of research in second language teaching and learning, 2005

NORLIN STACKS-- P118.2 .H359 2005


Concise Encyclopedia of Special Education, 2002
REF DEPT STACKS -- Library Use Only -- LC4007 .E53 2002


Encyclopedia of special education : a reference for the education of the handicapped and other exceptional children and adults
REF DEPT STACKS--Library Use Only-- LC4007 .E53 2000


Curriculum Trends : A Reference Handbook, 2003
NORLIN STACKS--LB1570 .J33 2003


Education and Technology : An Encyclopedia, 2004
NORLIN STACKS-- LB1028.3 .E17 2004


Handbook of Early Childhood Literacy, 2003
NORLIN STACKS--LB1139.5 .L35 H363 2003


Encyclopedia of Distributed Learning, 2004
NORLIN STACKS--LC5211 .E52 2004


Handbook of the Sociology of Education, 2000
NORLIN STACKS--LC191 .H254 2000


Secondary Schools : A Reference Handbook, 2003
NORLIN STACKS--LA222 .V55 2003



National Faculty Directory
REF DEPT STACKS -- Library Use Only -- LB2331.7 N37 latest volume

Directory of College & University Administrators
REF DEPT STACKS-- Library Use Only -- L901 .P473 latest volume

Educational Statistics

Condition of Education
Statistics published by U.S. Dept. of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, National Center for Education Statistics. Coverage: Varies


World Education Report
Statistics published by UNESCO. 1991 - present
GOVPUB INTL 1000 U213 W893e


Educational Testing

CU Mental Measurements Yearbook
Mental Measurements Yearbook, produced by Buros Institute, contains fulltext information about and reviews of all English-language standardized tests covering educational skills, personality, vocational aptitude, psychology, and related areas as included in the printed MMY. 1989 - present


SchoolsMatter: A Service of Standard and Poor's

This commercial site provides easy access to information on public education in all fifty states including data on specific school districts. It includes information on student performance, school budgets, and community demographics.


Tests : A Comprehensive Reference for Assessments in Psychology, Education, and Business

SCIENCE REF -- Library Use Only -- BF176 .T43 1997


K-12 Textbooks and Instructional Materials


For current K-12 textbooks contact the Equity, Diversity and Education Library in the School of Education

A comprehensive education library dedicated to equity and diversity, located within the School of Education, gives patrons direct access to education tools and resources reflecting the School's commitment to social justice and the preparation of educators fully informed about issues and curriculum resources for educating diverse students in grades Kindergarten through 12.



Library open January 17, 2012
Fall 2012 Semester- Monday to Thursday 10:00 am to 5:00 p.m. and Friday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Closed weekends and during official CU breaks and holidays.

Room 344 School of Education

Phone: (303) 492-3359
Email: educlib@colorado.edu
Director: Brigitte Boettiger



K-12 Textbooks can also be borrowed through Prospector from University of Northern Colorado and Auraria Library in Denver. Use the advanced search options to locate K-12 textbooks. University of Northern Colorado has a larger and more current collection of K-12 materials.

  1. University of Northern Colorado: http://source.unco.edu/search~/X
    Limit your search by location:Michnr K-12
    Use keywords (i.e. math textbook elementary) or specific titles.
  2. Auraria Library http://skyline.ucdenver.edu/search/X
    Use keywords that include the subject and educational level (i.e. language arts elemtary, social studies secondary)


For historical K-12 textbooks use the Center for Research Libraries (CRL)

CRL is a consortium of North American universities, colleges, and independent research libraries. The consortium acquires and preserves traditional and digital resources for research and teaching and makes them available to member institutions through interlibrary loan and electronic delivery.



For more information and research assistance about University Library Resources::



Lindsay Roberts
Education Librarian