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Welcome to the Curriculum and Instruction Department Guide. This guide is where students and faculty studying education can access resources available at the WIU Libraries and beyond. By clicking on the tabs located toward the top of the screen, you can find links to subject encyclopedias, article databases, websites, and library resources.
As your department's library liaison, I am open to any suggestions you may have about what kind of information would be useful to include on this page. Feel free to contact me at any time!
What's in this Guide
This page lists some of the relevant library databases you will want to use for research.
Here you will find a list of individual journal titles you may want to look for in the course of your research. These are also great places to submit an article for publication.
The library has a wide selection of education books for you to use. This page provides you with some sample searches you can use in Westcat (the library's online catalog) to find books.
This page provides some websites and other online materials to help you get started with online research. It includes information on federal and state governmental resources, as well as multimedia.
Professional development is essential for keeping current on education-related topics and meeting other educators. You may want to consider joining some of the organizations found on this page. Professional organizations also typically provide reports, data sets and other research for free.
Check out this page to find resources on starting or continuing your career in education.
Being an educator means understanding where to pursue grants and additional funding. This page will provide you with some resources to help you get started.