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Education Guide

Looking for some suggestions for learning activities and lesson plans? Many museums, book publishers, and non-profits offer free materials for teachers on their website.

Use these search techniques to locate Primary Research inside databases.

  1. Add the following row of keywords to your search: (methods AND results) OR methodology OR “case study” OR “this study” OR “a study”. You will want to copy and paste this entire row of keywords into its own search box (see first example below).

Important! From your list of results, you will still need to examine each article to see if it is primary research.

Advanced Search in ProQuest with added keywords 

  1. Filter by Document Type: on the Advanced Search page choose Case Study under Document Type or Publication Type. In ProQuest Education Journals, it looks like this:

ProQuest advanced search document type: case study

All of these results are generally primary research articles, but not all primary research is a case study, so you will likely be missing some primary research articles on your topic by searching this way.

  1. In ERIC database, you can choose “Reports – All” and/or “Reports – Research” under Publication Type

reports publication type in ERIC database

Education Trade Magazines are magazine written by teachers and administrators for teachers and administrators. They are a great way to obtain advice and classroom-tested ideas.

Magazines usually target a specific class subject or grade focus (early childhood, elementary, middle, or secondary teachers).

At CUW Library, they are available in Print and in Education Databases.

Specific Titles

These links open a database where you can search for articles within the magazine. Many of these titles are also available in print, so check Primo as well.

Note: You can request scans of articles in print-only titles in Primo 

Proquest Databases

In Advanced Search, choose the Source type Trade Journals.

EBSCOhost Databases

In Advanced Search, choose the Publication type Trade Publication

You can search for books & ebooks in Primo.


For General Instructions: Finding Books

Find a Specific Book or Chapter

Library of Congress Call Numbers

L                Education

LB             Theory & Practice (Teaching & Administration)

LB1762-66  Praxis Exam Study Guides

LC             Special aspects (Subjects, School types, types of students)


Ebook Central
EBSCO eBooks

Reference Books

Reference Books are located in the short stacks in the center of the Library. How to Use Online Encyclopedias

Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership & AdministrationEbook
Encyclopedia of Early Childhood EducationEbook
Encyclopedia of Christian EducationREF BV1471.3 .E53 2015
Encyclopedia of American EducationREF LB17 .U54 2001

Encyclopedia of Special Education

Gender and Education : and EncyclopediaREF LC213 .G425 2007

Websites about Legal Issues in education

Education and Policy Data Online

Teacher examination study guides are primarily located within the call number range of : LB1762 and LB1766 in Main Stacks and Course Reserves.

In Primo, choose Study guide under Format filter


Praxis CORE tests in Reading, Writing, and Math Study guides:

Praxis® core academic skills for educators (5712, 5722, 5732) : 2014.
Praxis Prep. 2018.

Onlne Resources

  1. Open LearningExpress Library
  2. From the homepage select Career Preparation
  3. Click on Prepare for an Occupation Exam
  4. Scroll down to Teaching
  5. Choose: Prepare for the Praxis® Core Tests or Prepare for the Praxis II® Subject Assessments
  6. Under the relevant practice test or exam guide click Sign in or Register.
  7. Click Register and create a free account.

Note: If you are located on-campus, your institution will be “Badgerlink”.

Off-campus users:

  1. Choose Mequon-Concordia University Wisconsin from the Choose Your Library list
  2. Enter your CUW library barcode.
  3. On the Find Resources page, click on LearningExpress Library and create a LearningExpress User Account.

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