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Exceptional Student Education


Welcome to the Steelman Library Exceptional Student Education guide.  Use the tabs at the top to find sources and information to help you research education topics.

College of Education Website

Databases for Education Studies

  • To search more specific "education" resources, within Ebsco, click "Choose Databases" located above the search box. Click the "education" check box. You might also want to check "PsychInfo" and "PsychArticles."
  • Education Resources Information Center (1966 - Present) - U.S. Department of Education
  • Archive Database usually five years old including Scholarly, full-text periodicals in the Arts and Sciences.
  • Collection of nearly 520 high-quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles.
  • Full text of articles in behavioral science, education, nursing, business, neuroscience.
  • Abstracts of scholarly articles and dissertations in behavioral science and mental health.
  • More Education Databases

Interlibrary Loan

When you can't access an article or book, remember to request it from ILL at no cost.

Click this icon in a database, or use the Request Library Materials link below.

Request Library Materials Form
Request (books, chapters, journal articles)
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  • You can request books and articles not available at SEU or other local libraries through Interlibrary Loan.
  • Articles will be emailed to you whenever possible.
  • Books will be mailed with pre-paid postage return packaging, if you are an online student.
  • Use links from resources to make requests, or use the Interlibrary Loan Request Form.

Database Tutorials

Find Books in WorldCat


LC Classifications for Education

The following Library of Congress classifications may be useful when browsing the shelves at Steelman Library for additional materials on education. The majority of the 'L's are on the second floor. Additional materials (such as government documents, micromaterials, media, and reference books) may be found on the first (main) floor.

  • L — Education (General)
  • LA — History of Education
  • LB — Theory and Practice of Education
  • LC — Special Aspects of Education
  • LD — Individual Institutions: United States

Special Education Books

Special Education

Many books on Special Education

Major Sources for Education Data

Florida K-12 Data

Florida Higher Education Data

International Education Data

Test Preparation Guides

Study guides for the Florida Teacher Certification Exam are available in the Florida Documents collection at Strozier Library (Fla-Doc EDU8. C36).

Search the names of specific tests in the FSU Libraries' online catalog to locate test preparation guides.

Test Prep Review - Free Online Practice Tests

Sources and Reviews of Tests & Measurements

Information essential with Tests in Print for a complete evaluation of test products within psychology, education, business, and leadership.

Finding Copies of Tests

In the databases listed to the right, you will be able to locate reviews of assessment instruments or tests. In some databases, you can find copies of tests or information that will lead you to copies of the test.

Searching the "Tests and Measurements, TM" field with the name of a test in PsycINFO and then scrolling down in the article to the "TM" field to show which test is mentioned in the article, will yield information about particular tests. Sometimes the bibliography in these articles will point out the book(s) the tests are in. 

In ERIC, search for "tests" in the "Publication Type" field to find items that include copies of tests or questionnaires. 

Fulltext dissertations found in the Dissertations Abstracts/Digital Dissertations database will often have copies of tests. Most test copies will be located in the Appendix part of the dissertation. It is easier to peruse the Table of Contents to locate the test in the Appendix. You can also search the Library's online catalog using the name of the test to see if we own a book that contains information or a copy of the test.

Publishers hold the copyright to tests they distribute.  You can contact the publisher to purchase tests.

For copies of unpublished tests, contact the author of the test.

National, State & Regional Education Gateways

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Visit our Library Faculty & Staff Contact page

State Education Systems - Florida

Florida - K-12

Internet Sites - Federal and State Systems

Federal Education Programs

US Government Publications

US Education Data

Citing Government Sources

Additional Citation Information

Help Finding DOI

If you are citing an article from a scholarly journal and there is no DOI listed, you may click the link below and follow the directions to attempt to find a DOI.

DOI search

Add in front of your DOI and it should become a hotlink to the article you are citing if you have the correct DOI.

Microsoft Word

Office 365

Zotero works best with Microsoft Word and SEU students can get Office 365 at no cost.

Guides to APA Style


APA 7 Manual

APA Templates

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Visit our Library Faculty & Staff Contact page

Zotero-Citation Management

It is a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources.

Zotero works with Microsoft Word to create your bibliography for you.


Graduate Thesis Requirements

To search more specific "education" resources, within Ebsco, click "Choose Databases" located above the search box. Click the "education" check box. You might also want to check "PsychInfo" and "PsychArticles."

Distance Learners

Information for Distance Learners, Online, and Extension Students may be obtained through our Distance Learners page.

Database Error

Off campus users may experience a loading issue when using the Article Search box or specific databases. Please use an Incognito Browser while the issue is being fixed.