Landman Library

Subject Guide: Special Education

Subject Specific Databases

ERIC  Authoritative database of indexed and full-text educational literature and resources.

          Playlist of video tutorials on how to search ERIC.

General / Related Databases

Sage Premier  Over 800 journals published by Sage., including journals in international relations, education, sociology, business, and more.

Academic Search Ultimate  Robust bibliographic database with over 10,000 active full-text journals and magazines, over 9,000 active full-text peer-reviewed journals, and over 6,500 active full-text peer-reviewed journals with no embargo, in subjects including Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics, Psychology, Religion, Philosophy, Science, and Technology.

OmniFile Full-Text Mega  Covers several core subjects, featuring full-text articles from more than 3,000 publications, many of which are peer-reviewed. Additional coverage includes graphical content, podcasts, foreign language article translations, and downloadable mp3 and article read alouds.

EBook Central Browse and access thousands of ebook titles.

Web of Science  The premier database for literature searches in many fields. Includes citations and abstractions from tens of thousands journals. Includes: 

Special Education Websites

Council on Exceptional Children. Many articles on issues related to special education. Some articles are members-only.

PA Department of Education. The Bureau of Special Education provides information about state programs, regulations, and training opportunities.

PaTTANThe Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network is a state initiative to support special education. The website summarizes evidence-based practices, lists training opportunities, and also provides professional development resources.

Curriculum Lab

The Curriculum Lab is located on the first floor, near the back of the library. There, you can find:

  • Lesson- and Curriculum-Planning Resources
  • Children’s Literature
  • Juvenile and Young Adult Non-Fiction
  • K-12 Textbooks
  • Classroom Activities
  • Smart Board 

The collection contains many award-winning children's books, including winners of the Newberry MedalCaldecott MedalStonewall Award, and Coretta Scott King Award.

How to Find Curriculm Lab Materials in the Catalog:

  • Click on Advanced Search
  • Use the Shelving Location tab to select Curriculum materials