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2014WI_ED*4012*FRE1B Guide


January 20 - Privilege/oppression/affirmative-action

McIntosh, P. (1990). White privilege: Unpacking the invisible knapsack. Independent School, 49(2), 31.

Gallavan, N. P. (2005). Helping Teachers Unpack Their "Invisible Knapsacks.". Multicultural Education, 13(1), 36-39.

January 27 - Culture through art/music/food/language

Robinson, C., & Clardy, P. (2011). It ain't what you say, it's how you say it: Linguistic and cultural diversity in the classroom. Journal Of Cultural Diversity, 18(3), 101-110.

Hoffman, A. R. (2012). Performing Our World: Affirming Cultural Diversity through Music Education. Music Educators Journal, 98(4), 61-65.

February 10: Environmental influences

Milheim, K. L. (2007). Influence of Technology on Informal Learning. Adult Basic Education & Literacy Journal, 1(1), 21-26.

Lei, S. A. (2010). Classroom physical design influencing student learning and evaluations of college instructors: A review of the literature. Education, 131(1), 128-134.

Feb 17 - Non-traditional students / International and adult learners

Falasca, M. (2011). Barriers to Adult Learning: Bridging the Gap. Australian Journal Of Adult Learning, 51(3), 583-590.

Fogg, P. (2009). When Generations Collide. Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed For Quick Review, 74(6), 25-30.

February 24 - Students with disabilities

Obiakor, F. E., Harris, M., Mutua, K., Rotatori, A., & Algozzine, B. (2012). Making Inclusion Work in General Education Classrooms. Education And Treatment Of Children, 35(3), 477-490.

Matthews, N. (2009). Teaching the "Invisible" Disabled Students in the Classroom: Disclosure, Inclusion and the Social Model of Disability. Teaching In Higher Education, 14(3), 229-239.

March 10 - Bullying

Cassidy, W., Brown, K., & Jackson, M. (2012).‘Under the radar’: Educators and cyberbullying in schools. School Psychology International, 33(5), 520-532.

Smith, P. K., Ananiadou, K., & Cowie, H. (2003). Interventions to Reduce School Bullying. Canadian Journal Of Psychiatry, 48(9), 591.

March 17 - First Nations students

Brasfield, C. R. (2001). Residential school syndrome. BC Medical Journal, 43(2), 78-81.

Mendelson, M. (2006). Aboriginal peoples and postsecondary education in Canada. Caledon Institute of Social Policy

Preston, J. P. (2008). The urgency of postsecondary education for Aboriginal peoples. Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, 86, 1-22.

O'Connor, P. (2000). Squaring the circle: how Canada is dealing with the legacy of its Indian residential schools experiment. Int'l J. Legal Info., 28, 232.

March 24 - Gender

Alvarez, S. D., & Schneider, J. (2008). One college campus's need for a safe zone: a case study. Journal Of Gender Studies, 17(1), 71-74.

Ottenritter, N. (2012). Crafting a Caring and Inclusive Environment for LGBTQ Community College Students, Faculty, and Staff, Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 36(7), 531-538

Research Tutorials


Research primer

Here we cover off-campus access, ebooks, articles searching with ERIC and Google Scholar, Document Delivery, and RefWorks:

Search strategies: ERIC

Learn how to break down a research question into its logical parts and put it back together in a manner that works well in ERIC on the EBSCO platform:


RefWorks provides a means of gathering, organizing, and outputing to bibliographies the references you come across while conducting literature searches.

RefWorks at UNB:

Exporting references from ERIC (and other EBSCO databases) to RefWorks:

Once your references are in RefWorks - Part 1:

Once you references are in RefWorks - Part 2 (Write-n-Cite):

Find Articles

Databases listed below provide access to citations and often the full text of journal/magazine/other articles when UNB has an electronic subscription to the host or source publication. Where full text is not linked directly, there should be some facility (often denoted by the UNB sail logo) to "Check for Fulltext".

If fulltext electronic access does not appear to be available, check the library's e-Journals database to see if the item is available through our own holdings, either in print or electronically.

If you are unable to locate the item you are looking for at UNB, either in print or online, you can still submit a document delivery request.

Key Resources

    ERIC is a "bibliographic database that contains education-related documents and journal articles." The EBSCO interface also provides some full text linking.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)
    Academic Search Premier is a multidisciplinary resource that "provides journal coverage for most academic areas of studies."
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Google Scholar
    Google Scholar searches a subset of the Web that Google has classified as "scholarly literature". They do not publish a list of chosen sites, and they do not state how often sites are checked. Some important sources are not covered at all. Thus, Google Scholar alone should not be relied on for comprehensive research.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.

Additional Resources

  • Dissertations & Theses (ProQuest PQDT)
    ProQuest Dissertations and Theses "is the single, authoritative source for information about doctoral dissertations and master's theses. The database represents the work of authors from over 1,000 graduate schools and universities."

    All PhD dissertations and Master's theses from depositing universities are available from 1997 onwards, unless the document's author has requested a temporary delay.

    It is also possible to search within an interface exclusive to Dissertations & Theses @ University of New Brunswick.

    For UNB theses submitted after 2012, please consult UNB’s institutional repository, UNB Scholar, or the library catalogue, UNBWorldCat.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.

  • PsycINFO (American Psychological Association - EBSCO)
    PsycINFO is an abstracting and indexing database of more than 2000 journals (approximately 3.3 million records) devoted to peer-reviewed literature (journals, books and dissertations) in the behavioural sciences and mental health.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Canadian Business and Current Affairs (CBCA) Education (ProQuest)
    Please note: CBCA Education is now searchable as part of the larger CBCA Complete collection. Canadian Business and Current Affairs (CBCA) Complete is the nation's largest and most comprehensive bibliographic full-text reference and current events database. Available through the ProQuest Web interface, CBCA Complete combines full text and indexed content from all four CBCA database subsets (Business, Current Events, Education, and Reference). Subject coverage is comprehensive and information is available from the broadest range of Canadian sources anywhere.
    NOTE: In certain instances ProQuest has decided to omit particular 'articles' from full-text access due to copyright restrictions or because the item has not met their criteria for being an 'article' (ie. too short, a letter, not attributed to an author, etc.).
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Scopus
    Scopus, a multidisciplinary online resource, will be invaluable to students and faculty in various fields of study within the sciences, health sciences and the social sciences. Scopus offers full-text linking, abstracting-and-indexing information including peer-reviewed titles from international publishers, Open Access journals, conference proceedings, trade publications, quality web sources.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • SpringerLink
    SpringerLINK service provides access to electronic journals in a variety of subjects, including "life sciences, chemical sciences, geosciences, computer science, mathematics, medicine, physics & astronomy, engineering, environmental sciences, law, and economics."
    [NOTE: pre-1996 Archival content now accessible when available]
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • CINAHL with Full Text (Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature - EBSCO)
    CINAHL with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive source of full text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 500 journals indexed in CINAHL. This authoritative file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the CINAHL index - with no embargo. With full-text coverage dating back to 1981, CINAHL with Full Text is the definitive research tool for all areas of nursing and allied health literature.
    Unlimited simultaneous users

Find Books

We now provide access to two complimentary catalogues for searching UNB Libraries collections.

UNB WorldCat is useful when you don't have a particular title in mind and are instead searching by topic or keyword(s) to see what is available.  Note that UNB WorldCat also includes links to selected article records by default.  After an initial search you can limit results to books, if desired.

Books and other materials appearing in results and not held by UNB may be requested for loan from another institution. Refer to the document delivery page for electronic request forms and more details.

Search UNB WorldCat:
Limit to: 


Dissertations and theses

Dissertations and Theses (formerly Digital Dissertations) "is the single, authoritative source for information about doctoral dissertations and master's theses. The database represents the work of authors from over 1,000 graduate schools and universities." All PhD dissertations and Master's theses from depositing universities are available from 1997 onwards, unless the document's author has requested a temporary delay.

The Theses Canada Portal currently provides access to records from the National Library of Canada theses collection (from 1965), and access to fulltext for theses and dissertations submitted between 1998 and 2002.

Reference Sources

Below are electronic reference resources, which can be accessed online and searched.  Credo in particular has some interesting encyclopedic entries on Trinidad and Tobago from a variety of topical angles.

Key Resources

  • Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Education
    see also [HIL-REF LB14.7 .B57 2002]

    Philosophy of education has now established itself throughout the world as a theoretically significant and practically vital discipline. In this important survey, an international group of leading philosophers charts the development of the field in the twentieth century and points to important questions for its future.Each chapter has been written as a collaboration between authors in order to emphasize the diversity of thought, and where appropriate, the dissent and debate that is intrinsic to the field. The contributors explore social and cultural theories, politics and education, philosophy as education, teaching and curriculum, and ethics and upbringing. The Blackwell Guide to Philosophy of Education is state-of-the-art map to the field as well as a valuable reference book. Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, Inc.

  • Oxford Reference
    Multi-part database of the online versions of Oxford University Press texts. Each topical division contains the searchable version of the latest edition of published dictionaries and encyclopedias. Additionally, information about Oxford University Press is provided. Online texts will be updated after new editions of the print monographs are published. Covers the humanities and social sciences.
    5 simultaneous users.
  • Oxford English Dictionary (OED Online)
    "This unique and powerful resource offers unprecedented access to the definitive record of the meaning, history and evolution of more than 600,000 words over the last 1,500 years." A complete text of the 2nd. ed. of the Oxford English dictionary with quarterly updates, including revisions not available in any other form.
    5 simultaneous users.

Citing Your Sources

Accurate, properly formatted footnotes, reading lists, and bibliographies are hallmarks of good academic research. Through citing, you acknowledge the source of any ideas you mention in your writing, document your research, and provide the information your readers need to track down your sources.

Many citation styles exist, and each specifies what elements are required (title, author, journal name, etc.) and how the citation should be formatted. The standard citation style for Education is APA, but your instructor may require or recommend that you use another. Consult your course syllabus or check with your instructor to be sure of using the correct citation style for your assignment.

RefWorks is a web-based bibliographic database manager, available through UNB Libraries, that allows you to create a database of references that can be organized, searched, and used to automatically construct bibliographies and reading lists in many citation styles.

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