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Full length journal, magazine and newspaper articles can be found in our online article collections.

If a book or article cannot be found in PVAMU’s resources, it can usually be borrowed from another library. Fill out the Interlibrary Loan form, and please note that it may take several weeks to receive the item.

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Use the Online Library Catalog to locate books in the library.

Suggested Library of Congress Subject Headings

Children with Disabilities — Education — United States
Exceptional Children and Youth — Special Education
Handicapped children — Education — United States
Handicapped — Education — United States
People with disabilities — Education — United States
Special Education — United States

Most of the books on education that can be checked out are on the third floor in the L section. You’ll find useful statistics and background information in these books, which are located on the first floor of the library in the Reference department:

  • The International Encyclopedia of Education
    LB15 .I569 1994
  • Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children
    LB1119 .H25 1993
  • Encyclopedia of Educational Research
    LB15 .E48 1992
  • The Special Education Handbook : an Introductory Reference
    LC3957 .W55 1990
  • A dictionary of education
    LB15 .R64 1982

Selected Reference Books

  • A Glossary of Special Education / Milton Keynes.  LC3957 .G6 1988
  • Concise Encyclopedia of Special Education.  LC4007 E53 2002
  • Encyclopedia of Education.  LB15 E47 2003
  • Encyclopedia of Educational Research.  LB15 E48 1992
  • Encyclopedia of Special Education: A Reference for the Education of the Handicapped and Other Exceptional Children and Adults.  LC4007 .E53 2000

Useful Websites

Selected Education and Special Education Web Sites Education Commission of the States  
The Education Commission of the States provides information concerning educational policies of individual states. It reports on “current and emerging issues, trends and innovations in state education policy” at early learning, K-12, and post-secondary levels. 

Gateway to Educational Materials Catalog
LD is the world’s leading web site on learning disabilities and ADHD, serving >250K parents, teachers, and other professionals each month.  LD OnLine seeks to help children and adults reach their full potential by providing accurate and up-to-date information and advice about learning disabilities and ADHD.  MERLOT
A free and open resource designed primarily for faculty and students of higher education.  Links to online learning materials are collected, along with annotations such as peer reviews and assignments.  National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES)  
From the U.S. Dept. of Education–primary source of data related to education in the U.S. and other nations.National Forum ( – A family of scholarly, refereed, peer reviewed, professional journals on the leading edge of academic excellence.  Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)
Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities ages birth through 21 by providing leadership and financial support to assist states and local districts. Other Useful Websites