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Special Education

Special Education

Welcome, Special Education Scholars! 

This guide provides specialized information for researchers studying special education topics.

This is not a comprehensive guide, but can serve as a place to begin your research.

Please see the Education Research Guide for a more full list of education resources.

General Resources on Special Education Topics

Searching for Books on Special Education

For books, eBooks, video, and articles about special education topics from the UD library and international libraries, search DELCAT Discovery.  Some of the following terms provide good starting points for special education-related topics:

  • Special education
  • Exceptional children
  • Learning disabilities
  • Children with disabilities - education
  • Inclusive education
  • Mainstreaming in education

The following call numbers cover some areas of special education:

LC1200 - LC1203 Inclusive education
LC3950 - LC3990.4 Special education
LC4704 - LC4706 Learning disabilities
LC4717 - LC4719 Autistic children - education


For information on searching for special education topics within articles and Journals, please see the Education Databases page.

Internet Resources on Special Education

Internet Resources for Special Education Instruction

Resources for Special Education Statistics

Here is a selection of online resources for special education-related statistics.