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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Study Abroad: Education Sources: Books

This guide is intended for a study abroad course at the College of Education.

Reference Sources

Start your research with one of these reference sources about international education. Some of these resources are available online and others are available in print on campus. Generally print reference sources are non-circulating, meaning they cannot be checked out and must be used in the library, so make sure to take this into account when planning your research!


If you're unsure where to start on a complex research project, try consulting a bibliography. Bibliographies are like print databases that allow you to see what articles, books, dissertations, and reviews have been published on a specific topic. By consulting both general and subject specific bibliographies, you can efficiently browse through previous research on any topic. The research is already done for you, and all you have to do is browse these lists of titles and collect relevant citations for your project. Try browsing these education-related bibliographies to jump-start your research: