By Laurie Ortiz Rivera
With today’s overabundance of information and misinformation, students and researchers alike can be overwhelmed in identifying what’s trustworthy, what’s up-to-date, and what’s accurate. This is the reality of many of us who want to be very well-informed on different topics.
Recently, Falvey Library subscribed to the Oxford Research Encyclopedias of Education to give access to more than 1,000 articles from a prestigious publisher Oxford University Press. The editor, George W. Noblit, wrote:
The ORE of Education provides thorough and balanced syntheses of what is known, what is disputed, and what is in progress in education research. The syntheses will be gateways to new domains of inquiry, providing provocative ideas and incisive critiques as well as addressing the broad controversies that mark education. The ORE of Education will be the singular resource for access to all that is known and all that is being thought in and about education. (Noblit, 2022).
The Oxford Research Encyclopedias covers topics in these general categories:
- Education and society
- Curriculum and pedagogy
- Education, change, and development
- Education, cultures, and ethnicities
- Educational politics and policy
- Educational theories and philosophies
- Educational administration and leadership
- Educational purposes and ideals
- Education, gender, and sexualities
- Educational systems
- Research and assessment methods
- Professional learning and development
- Cognition, emotion, and learning
- Alternative and non-formal education
- Educational history
- Globalization, economics, and education
- Languages and literacies
- Technology and Education
- Education, health, and social services
We enjoy the Encyclopedia’s capabilities to offer multimedia content and cross-links embedded so that readers can follow the rigorous standards of academic publishing. Log into our collection of Oxford Research Encyclopedias to access peer-reviewed summaries on an ever-growing list of topics.
Laurie Ortiz Rivera, PhD, is Subject Librarian for History, Art History, Education & Counseling at Falvey Library.