Orientation & Academic Support

Education Library Support

In this section, we provide some key resource supports for beginning your program. We recommend that you at least review the “New Student Guide”. Additional support tools and important information will be added as needed.

  • New Student Guide: This new student guide provides you with a library orientation and additional support for searching our collections.

APA Citation Support

Academic Support & Tutoring

Education Reference Resources

Knowing The Net (Education)

Listed here are further online resources to consider for review in the field of Education. Please feel free to recommend further important resources.


Digital Libraries
International Organizations
Literacy Resources


  • AERA (American Educational Research Association): Annual meetings site.
  • CASAE (Canadian Association for the Student of Adult Education): A link to their Current Conferences page.
  • Congress 2018: Unrivaled in scope and impact, the annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences is the convergence of over 70 scholarly associations, each holding their annual conference under one umbrella. Now in its 87th year, this flagship event is much more than Canada’s largest gathering of scholars.
  • SCUTREA: The Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults.

Digital Libraries

  • The Learning Exchange: UK based resource linking you to an array of resources on the web, including many education links.

International Organizations

Learning Strategies

  • Information Strategies: Provides definitions and strategies for determining the approach a teacher may take to achieve learning objectives



Open Access Journals

The following resources are open access free resources. The open access movement is gaining ground, year after year. Even though this model of publishing usually includes high quality, peer reviewed research, you still must exercise judgement when using online resources.

Open Access Databases/Directories

Open Access Repositories/Archives

Open Access Journals (Canadian)

Open Access Journals (International)

Open Access eBooks

The Internet is fast providing a wealth of ebook access, including freely available sites. We will continue to post links to online books as we update our resources.

Accessible eBooks

  • Assayer:  Largest catalogue of open sources textbooks. Also is a good place to find free books about math, science and computers.
  • AU Press Athabasca: Athabasca University Press – free pdf and low cost print version of mainly Canadian books
  • BCcampus OpenEd: BCcampus open movement including textbooks.
  • College Open Textbooks: College Open Textbooks is a project of the COT Education, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Their mission is to drive awareness, adoption, and affordability of open textbooks.
  • Global Text Project: “We publish open content electronic textbooks that are freely available from this website. We focus on content development and Web distribution, and we will work with relevant authorities to facilitate dissemination by other means when bandwidth is unavailable or inadequate. The goal is to make textbooks available to the many who cannot afford them.”
  • HathiTrust Digital Library – HathiTrust is a partnership of major research institutions and libraries and their “aim to build a comprehensive archive of published literature from around the world . It provides long-term preservation and access services for public domain and in copyright content from a variety of sources, including Google, the Internet Archive, Microsoft, and in-house partner institution initiatives.”
  • InTech: Although more focused on technology and science, there are social sciences and humanities ebook options.
  • Internet Archive: The Internet Archive and Open Library offers over 8,000,000 fully accessible public domain eBooks. This includes a special modern collection of over 500,000 eBooks for users with print disabilities, and a very interesting curated, modern collection for the world at large. You can browse, read and borrow fascinating contemporary materials at
  • Knowledge Unlatched: “The Knowledge Unlatched model depends on many libraries from around the world sharing the payment of a single Title Fee to a publisher, in return for a book being made available on a Creative Commons licence via OAPEN and HathiTrust as a fully downloadable PDF.”
  • Merlot: Free and open resource designed primarily for higher education.
  • The National Academies Press: Although mainly scientific in nature, there are a variety of ebooks on different subjects.
  • National Science Library: Access to teaching and learning materials in the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Search by level, resource type, and subject.
  • OAPEN: The OAPEN Library contains freely accessible academic books, mainly in the area of Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • OER Commons: Worldwide learning network of shared teaching and learning materials.
  • OpenStax College: Content Commons of free, open-licensed educational materials in fields such as music, electrical engineering and psychology.
  • Open Textbook Library: One of the larger repositories of open textbooks. Includes selections from BCcampus, Calpoly and many more.
  • OrangeGrove: Florida’s operational repository project of open source educational materials.University of Minnesota eText Books: An open resource of text books on all subjects, including business, psychology, and education.
  • Saylor Free Education: Free to read versions of the texts at Flat World Knowledge
  • SensePublishers: Open access books from Sense Publishers is a new initiative that allows authors and their funders to publish open access (OA) research monographs.
  • SUNY Open Text books: A selection of growing academic resources in a variety of subjects, including forthcoming titles on Academic Writing.
  • University of Minnesota eText Books: An open resource of text books on all subjects, including business, psychology, and education.
  • Wikibooks: Wikimedia’s community for creating and sharing educational textbooks.


Dissertation Sources

Posted below are links to resources that provide access to dissertations online.


We have posted links to authoritative statistical resources for Education, both Canadian and International sources.



Course Support

In this section, you will be given specific course support resources for your classes, such as subject guides, recommended websites, and recorded tutorials.

7026 Action Research Project

Education Research Disciplines

The following resources provide some links to various disciplines of Education research.


Adult Education

Adult Education



  • Foucault and Education: The following link provides a bibliography of Education issues interpreted via Foucault’s philosophy.
  • Social Applied Theory: The purpose of the site is to develop a space where issues in research could be fleshed out and explored in more detail, providing an online forum that offers the practitioner/researcher a suitable space to assist their acquisition, understanding and application of social theory (emphasis on the application).