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Education 422: Learning Disabilities Information Resources

If you need help, please contact Elyse Sanche, Librarian for the Faculty of Education at 778.782.7419 or eneufeld@sfu.ca or Ask a librarian.

Background information

Books

The formal Library of Congress subject headings used for books about learning disabilities is Learning disabilities. Clicking on this link will make a connection to a list of subject headings related to learning disabilities from which you can choose the one most relevant to your own research.

Another strategy is to do a keyword search in the SFU Library catalogue, using a word related to the topic of your research. For example, if your topic is autism, a search for autis* will find all the records for books in the SFU Library catalogue that contain the words autism or autistic. When you find a book that is very relevant for your research, examine the formal Library of Congress subject headings that have been assigned to that book, and click on the hotlinked subject heading that is most relevant. This will take you to a list of books on that topic.

SFU Education researchers are eligible for our free Telebook service that delivers library books and other resources to you directly at home.

Journal articles

  • ERIC
    Usually the first index to use for research in education, except for Canadian education subjects.
  • Canadian Research Index
    Links to the Microlog fiche collection, includes reports from Canadian organizations
  • CBCA Complete
    The first index to use for research in Canadian education subjects.
  • Academic Search Complete
    Includes fulltext articles on learning disabilities from various subject areas
  • PsycINFO
    An index for psychological journals, excellent resource for finding material related to the psychological aspects of learning disabilities
  • Medline
    An index to medical journals, which could be useful for background information about the biological and medical implications of learning disorders, though ordinarily material at this depth will not be required for course work in Education

Electronic journals and texts