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Special and Inclusive Education

This guide highlights the library resources available in the field of Special and Inclusive Education as well as Gifted Education.

Why do you read reference titles?

Reference works such as handbooks, dictionaries, encyclopedias, directories, bibliographies, etc. provide useful background information which helps start your research.

E-Reference Databases

  • Blackwell Reference Online - Collection of reference books across the social sciences and humanities, with a particular strength in handbooks, of which there are several hundred, including Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Cognitive DevelopmentBlackwell Handbook of Language Development and The Handbook of Education and Human Development.
  • Oxford Bibliographies. Education


  • Sage Knowledge - An online collection of subject encyclopedias and handbooks covering a wide-variety of subjects in the social sciences. Browse by the subject area "Education" to view all the titles available. 



Selected Reference Titles