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This is a general research guide for the undergraduate and graduate programs (masters and doctoral) in the OSU School of Education. You'll find suggestions for locating books, articles, topical overviews, research tools, and factual information.

Call Numbers

Many education materials fall into the "L" call number range and are located on the 5th floor of The Valley Library. More specific groupings of materials include:

  • L - Education(General)
  • LD - U.S. Educational Institutions
  • LA - History of Education
  • LH - College and School Publications
  • LB - Educational Theory and Practice
  • LJ - Student Fraternities and Societies
  • LC - Special Aspects
  • LT - Textbooks (General)

Government Publications

Education documents produced by the Dept. of Education and other government agencies may be shelved in Government Documents on the 3rd floor. The call number usually begins with an "ED" instead of "L" and the location note in the record will indicate "Valley docs". These records are searchable in the OSU Libraries Catalog just as books are.