When you begin a research project, it is often helpful to refer to a number of key resources that provide an overview of the topic. These scholarly and journalistic materials, broadly called "secondary sources" in the legal field, will help you to familiarize yourself with issues and to learn what words are commonly used to describe concepts within the area you are studying. This background research will aid greatly when searching for more specific information later. Listed below are treatises, news sources, journals, databases, and other resources that provide background and overview in education-related topics.
Additional items can be found by searching GULLiver (the Law Library catalog) and GEORGE (Main Campus Libraries catalog) by keywords or subject headings. Some of the subject headings you can use in library catalogs are: