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This is a guide for doing research in education.


This guide was created to help students in the College of Education become familiar with Purdue Libraries resources. Purdue Libraries has a lot to offer and we hope this guide makes it easier to find what you need. 

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to any Subject Librarian, stop by a physical library, or chat with us online.

General Resources

Purdue has some excellent resources that will help you with your research and writing.

Citation Management Software

There are a lot of different citation managers out there. The Citation Management Software LibGuide will help you determine which one will fit your needs and connect with you our citation management experts. 


The Purdue University Copyright Office is a great resource to help with any copyright questions.

Data Storage

The Purdue University Research Repository is a research collaboration and data management solution for Purdue researchers and their collaborators. PURR allows you to collaborate on research and publish datasets online. Find out more at

Accessing eBooks

Purdue Libraries uses many different vendors to purchase and license eBooks. The Purdue eBook LibGuide will help you understand the different ways to access eBooks at Purdue.

Home Delivery of Library Books

Purdue Online Education students are eligible for home delivery of books. More information can be found on the InterLibrary Loan Page.

Off-Campus Access

Some of our databases and resources cannot be accessed off-campus unless you sign in to the libraries' proxy server. More information can be found on our Off-Campus Access LibGuide.

Suggest a Purchase

If there is a book that Purdue Libraries does not own and you believe that we should purchase it, please fill out the Suggest a Purchase Form.

Teaching Resource Center (TRC) in Beering Hall

Beering Hall's TRC (room 3287) has a collection of children's literature and equipment that can be checked out by the College of Education students and those involved in the Purdue Teacher education program.