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About Reference Books

Reference books can be very useful for exploring topics, finding concepts and definitions, and discovering the underlying organization of a discipline. The titles on this page are representative of the variety of encyclopedias available for VCU education students.

The entries are generally short essays written by scholars in the field. Most will have a short list of references at the end.

Online Encyclopedias

Print Encyclopedias

Encyclopedia of Bilingual Education, 2 volumes
Cabell Library Reference LC3707 .E523 2008

Gender and Education: An Encyclopedia, 2 volumes
Cabell Library Reference LC213 .G425 2007

Encyclopedia of Special Education: A Reference for the Education of Children, Adolescents, and Adults with Disabilities and Other Exceptional Individuals, 3 volumes
Cabell Library Reference LC4007 .E53 2007

Encyclopedia of Education, 8 volumes
Cabell Library Reference LB15 .E47 2003

Encyclopedia of School Psychology
Cabell Library Reference LB1027.55 .E53 2005