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Education: Books

Finding Books

Where are the Education Books Located?

Books in the Library are grouped together by subject.  Education books are located on the third floor of the library within the L section.  Here is how the L section of the Library is divided. 

L - General
LA - History of Education
LB - Theory and practice of education

  • LB1025-1050.75 (Principles of teaching);
  • LB1050.9-1091 (Educational psychology);
  • LB1101-1602 (Early childhood through elementary ed.);      
  • LB1603-1696 (Secondary ed.);
  • LB1705-2286 (Teacher ed.);
  • LB2300-2430 (Higher ed.);
  • LB2801-3095 (School administration and organization)

LC - Special aspects of education

  • LC8-59 (Forms of educ.);
  • LC65-245 (Social aspects of educ.);
  • LC251-951 (Moral and religious educ.);
  • LC980-1099 (Types of educ.);
  • LC1390-5160 (Education of special classes of persons)

LD-LG - Individual institutions

  • LD (US) ; LE (Americas other than US);
  • LF (Europe);
  • LG (Africa, Asia, Australia + Pacific Islands)

LH - College & school publications
LJ - Student fraternities & organizations (US)
LT - Textbooks

Education is closely connected to other disciplines including psychology (BF309-499 Cognition and Learning), child development (HQ 768-799), and law (KF4100-4260).  Remember that you will often find relevant materials in different areas of the collection.  

Finding Education-Related Books

How Do I Search for a Book on an Education-Related Topic?

You can go into the stacks and browse through the L section, but because the library's collection is so large, it is almost always more efficient to search for books (or eBooks) using the library website.

Using DELCAT Discovery to Look Up A Book

To find an education-related book, use DELCAT Discovery, a system which combines searches for books, articles, videos, eBooks, and other items for the UD library and other libraries around the world.  If you are searching specifically for books, use the facets on the left side of the screen to limit your results just to the book format type. 

DELCAT Discovery can be searched simply, as one might use an online search engine, and results can then be manipulated using facets such as author, format, date, or topic.  However, if you are looking for a specific item, it can be quicker to use the advanced search screen to search by an exact title, a known author, or a specific publication date.

Results tagged with are held here at UD or are accessible through our library.   If the book is held by UD, click on its title to view its' call number and/or availability information.   For more information about how to locate a book on the library shelves using a call number, please see How To Read A Call Number

If you see on your result, this indicates that the item is not here at UD, but is available elsewhere.    Items not held by UD can be accessed using the Interlibrary Loan service

What about eBooks?

The University of Delaware Library provides access to a growing collection of electronic books. Visit the following guide, which contains links to eBooks in the social sciences, as well as links to open access collections, and other subject-specific collections of eBooks.