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Educational leadership resources

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  Sources to start your research with

Generally, it’s best to start broad with sources that provide a summary or overview of the topic. 

Encyclopedias

Encyclopedia articles summarize the issues, perspectives and history related to a topic, giving you the “big picture.”

Find encyclopedia articles in the Library Catalogue, filtering by resource type: Reference Entries.

Example reference entries relevant to Educational Leadership:

For more suggested encyclopedias, see Background information: Education resources.

Handbooks

Handbooks provide "how to" information about research methods and professional topics. 

Find handbooks in the Library Catalogue by adding AND handbook to your search.

Example handbooks relevant to Educational Leadership:

Books

All of SFU's books, both online and print, are listed in the Library Catalogue. Want general search tips? See our Catalogue search guide.

    Example titles related to Educational Leadership:

    For more, search the Library Catalogue and limit by Resource Type: Books. Try searching keywords like:

    • Educational leadership
    • Educational management
    • Education administration
    • School leader
    • School management
    • Teacher leader

    Journal articles

    Want some search tips? See How to find journal articles.

    Search for articles by database

    Education Source [search tips]
    A comprehensive Education database, covering all levels of education from early childhood to higher education as well as multilingual education, health education and testing. Includes journals, books, conference papers, book reviews and educational tests.

    ERIC (EBSCO) [search tips
    A comprehensive Education database, covering education research and practice. Includes journal articles, conference papers, curriculum guides, lesson plans, theses and dissertations and more.

    PsycINFO [search tips | quick reference guide]
    A comprehensive Psychology research database, covering psychology and the psychological aspects of other disciplines such as education, health, sociology, anthropology, linguistics, business and law. Includes journal articles, books, book chapters, technical reports, theses and dissertations

    Find articles by browsing journals

    Browse our journals about Educational Leadership. Search within the journal or browse its table of contents.

    Examples:

    Did you know you can browse our journal collection using BrowZine? Create a virtual bookshelf of key journals, browse the current table of contents from your favourite scholarly peer-reviewed journals, and receive notification alerts when a new issue is published.

    Associations & organizations

    Notable professional associations and organizations dedicated to Educational Leadership: