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Search for journal articles, books, dissertations, ERIC documents, and other online resources using the Summon search box on the Libraries homepage, http://library.unco.edu/

Results are listed by relevance so make use of Publication Date limiter, along with Content type and Subject limiters to reduce number of results.  Note the "Cited by" feature for journal articles included in Web of Science Social Sciences Citation Index to locate additional related articles.

Searching for books, media, and government publications

Use the Books & More tab to search UNC Libraries catalog or other libraries catalogs.  The Classic Catalog 'Advanced Search' permits combining terms with Boolean operators and limiting results by location, material type, language, year and publisher.

  • The Source Library Catalog  
    Index to UNC Libraries Michener and Music library holdings; suggested subject headings - educational leadership; school management and organization; school principals; education and state; educational law and legislation; education United States finance
  • Prospector  
    Unified catalog of about 40 academic, public, and special libraries in Colorado and Wyoming
  • WorldCat  
    Catalog of items held in libraries worldwide; found through the Articles & More tab

Searching for dissertations and theses

Resources found on UNC Libraries' Search All tab in the Databases by Subject area under Resource Types:  Dissertations and Theses.  For additional information on finding UNC dissertations, see the research guide.

  • ProQuest Dissertations and Theses: Full Text
    Contains citations to dissertations and theses from around the world from 1861 to the present. The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997, including those from UNC.
  • PQDT Open
    Provides the full text of open access dissertations and theses free of charge

Help with citing the found resources

Save, collect, and organize references of resources used in research.  Use citation help to find tools to help format references.

Resources related to publication

  • Cabell's Directories
    Use the Educational Psychology and Administration directory to locate writer guidelines, acceptance rates, and review procedures for journals in educational leadership.
  • Copyright Assistance for UNC Graduate Students
    Discussion of decisions involved in publication of doctoral dissertation.
  • Journal Citation Reports
    Journal Citation Reports allows you to evaluate and compare journals using citation data drawn from over 11,000 scholarly journals in the sciences and social sciences indexed in Web of Science citations indexes.


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The SAGE Handbook of Educational Leadership - Fenwick W. English
Call Number: LB2805 .E262 2011
ISBN: 9781412980029
Publication Date: 2011
Provides a comprehensive overview of the full range of both practical and theoretical issues facing educational leadership today.

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Handbook of Education Policy Research - David N. Plank
Call Number: LC 71 .H363 2009
ISBN: 9780415989923
Publication Date: 2009
Defining the theoretical boundaries and methodological approaches of education policy research are the two primary themes of this comprehensive, AERA-sponsored Handbook. Organized into seven sections, the Handbook focuses on (1) disciplinary foundations of educational policy, (2) methodological perspectives, (3) the policy process, (4) resources, management, and organization, (5) teaching and learning policy, (6) actors and institutions, and (7) education access and differentiation.

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Handbook of Research in Education Finance and Policy - Helen F. Ladd
Call Number: LB2824 .H36 2008
ISBN: 9780805861457
Publication Date: 2007
Sponsored by the Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP), this handbook assembles in one place the existing research-based knowledge in education finance and policy.


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Statistical sources

Check on the Search All tab in the Databases by Subject area for Resource Types:  Statistics for more links

  • Colorado Education Statistics
    Provides district level and state level statistics regarding pupil membership, graduation, dropouts, suspension/expulsion, attendance, and teacher salary.
  • EdNews Colorado Databases
    Find data about individual schools and districts in Colorado.
  • NCHEMS Information Center
    Provides higher education policymakers and analysts with the data and information needed to make sound policy decisions.

Sources about Tests

Check on the Search All tab in the Databases by Subject area for Resource types: Tests for more resources

  • Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print  
    Produced by the Buros Institute, this resource provides descriptions and reviews of commercially produced tests
  • PsycTESTS
    Includes thousands of actual survey or questionnaire instruments and test items that are available for immediate download and use in research and teaching.

Print reference sources

The following resources can be found in the Reference Collection at Michener Library:

Encyclopedia of Leadership – HD 57.7.E53 2004 v. 1-4

Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership & Administration – LB 2805.E527 2006 (also available online through Gale Virtual Reference)



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