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This subject guide will assist majors in Elementary Education & Childhood Studies, and Early Childhood Studies in addition to graduate students in Educational Leadership

Journal Titles

If you have a citation to an article, type the journal title into the library catalog to find out what years of the journal are available at PSU.

For help decoding journal abbreviations check out the CASSI Journal Abbreviations search tool.

Browse the Shelves

Most books in Education will be located in the L section on the Lower Level.    It's a large section, however, so Ask a Librarian to help you find a specific resource.


Create a My EbscoHost Account

Create your own personalized account so that you can save (and find again easily!) those terrific articles you found for your paper or project.  You can also save your search terms and create an Alert where EBSCO notifies you via email when a new article on your topic has been published.  

Follow the instructions below for creating your own account.

Follow These Easy Steps

Open one of the EBSCO databases (i.e. Academic Search Premier, SportDiscus)


Click on SIGN IN located at the top of the screen.


Click on the Create a New Account link located in the sign in box.  Your free registration is quick and easy.  Once you have created an account or logged in, you will see a yellow ribbon with the word MY across the EBSCOhost logo.


Click on Folder link at the top of the screen to see your previously saved articles and searches.

Journal Articles

Find articles in one of these library databases.

Key Educationj Reference Sources


To see books in other libraries, change the dropdown menu to Libraries Worldwide.  

Books not owned by PSU can be requested from another library through Interlibrary Loan (see information at right.) 

Some books in the library catalog are available as eBooks - look for the View Now link in the results list.



Interlibrary Loan

If you need a book or article that PSU does not have you can request the article through Interlibrary Loan.  

This service is free to all PSU students, faculty, and staff.

  • Go to the Interlibrary Loan Page.
  • On the left side of the screen, under New Request choose the material type you want, then fill out the request form.
  • Articles are delivered to your interlibrary loan account in PDF format, usually in 2-5 business days.
  • Books are delivered to Lamson and can be picked up at the information desk in 1-2 weeks.

APA Citation Style

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