Newspapers serve as important primary sources, providing opinions, summaries, and details regarding changes in education and education policy. UMD provides students with access to a number of newspaper archives that cover topics including No Child Left Behind, bilingual education, disability services in schools, integration/bussing, TESOL in the US and abroad, and many more.
To the right is a guide to selecting source type
Find all pre-1990 newspapers accessible through UMD's Database Finder right here.
Find all newspapers from 1990 forward accessible through UMD's Database Finder right here.
Education research often involves legal and governmental documents, including Supreme Court cases like Brown v. Board of Education, educational policy decisions like No Child Left Behind, congressional debates over public school curricula, and more. UMD students are provided access to many databases that house legislation, court rulings, and other governmental documents.
Some databases provide access to film or other media rather than articles. The videos in the databases listed below include documentaries on education, primary sources (film taken in a classroom setting), and more.
and are your portals to research databases and electronic journals. Consult Database Finder for the full list of available subject databases.
is an additional resource to help find specific articles
In contrast to the databases and journals that the UMD libraries subscribe to, there are many academic journals who offer the full text of all or some articles for free. This pages has a few key open access journals in the field of Special Education. For a more comprehensive directory of open access journals visit the Directory of Open Access Journals, which provides free, full text and scholarly journals.