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Education Resources: Reference Sources

Reference sources, books, e-books, book reviews, and peer-reviewed journals in Education.


Getting Started

Reference Books

In order to search for information effectively, it is a good strategy to use reference books to learn basic facts and terminology about a topic.  Here are books in the Reference Collection of the library and online reference books that will provide a good beginning.

Gale Virtual Reference Library


The databases listed in this Research Guide are available only to Truckee Meadows Community College students, faculty and staff. You will need your TMCC credentials (Username and Password) to access them off-campus.

These electronic reference books are not included in the Library Catalog.

Sage eReference

Encyclopedia of School Psychology

The Encyclopedia of School Psychology is the first comprehensive guide to this field, featuring the latest research on school learning, motivation, and educational assessment. Approximately 250 entries by 175 contributing authors from psychology, education and counseling, child development, and special education address student success, behavior disorders, intelligence testing, learning disabilities, strategies to improve academic skills, and more.  2005.

Recommended Resource Links

  • CommonLit - Common Lit provides quality literary resources for grades 3-12.  Educators can find lexile levels and paired texts around common themes, genres and other instructional materials.  This site also includes guided discussion questions and assessments.
  • Common Core Standards-  "The Common Core Standards are educational standards for English language arts (ELA) literacy and mathematics in grades K-12."
  • Project Tahoe- Social Studies curriculum resources which meet Common Core Standards and NVACS.  Site includes lessons created by Northern Nevada teachers with an emphasis on controversial issues, Zoom In's, close reading and document-based questions.
  • ReadWriteThink- "Providing educators and students access to the highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction"