Education Research Guide

This Education Research Guide is intended as a starting place for UCLA researchers, pointing to resources and strategies for finding information about Education topics and sources.

Encyclopedias in the Social Sciences


Online Catalogs

To find books in the UCLA Library and beyond, use the following catalogs:

If UCLA does not own an item, UC students, faculty, and staff can request it through the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service. There is no charge for this service.

  • Your UCLA Library account number is the nine-digit number that appears on the front of your BruinCard, plus the single digit that appears on the back side, lower right-hand corner of your BruinCard. Enter all ten digits without any spaces.
  • Only University of California e-mail addresses, or addresses registered in your library account, are valid.

Submit an Interlibrary Loan Request

Check the status of your Interlibrary Loan Requests


To access restricted Restricted Resource resources from off campus, use either the Bruin OnLine Proxy Server (a setting in your Web browser) or the Virtual Private Networking (VPN) UCLA authentication option.


To access restricted Restricted Resource resources from your laptop or computer on the UCLA campus, use either the (preferred) EDUroam wireless network or the UCLA_WIFI wireless network.

Note: Sign into EDUroam using your UCLA Logon ID with appended ( and password.

E-Books, References and Handbooks Collections

UCLA users can only access UCLA e-books under subscription. E-books cannot be loaned between universities, including between UC campuses.

Education Encyclopedias

Handbooks in Education

Biographical Information