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A guide to library resources for Education at the University of Essex

Dictionaries & Encyclopaedias

Dictionaries & encyclopaedias are a good place to start your research, especially if you are new to a topic. They summarise existing research, and are especially useful in helping define terminology and concepts. Entries in encyclopaedias can also point you towards some of the key literature on a topic.

General dictionaries and encyclopaedias in Education are shelved at LB 15 on floor 4, and the Library also has access to online reference resources, such as:

Encyclopedia of language and education / general editor Nancy Hornberger. New York: Springer, 2008