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Education Subject Guide: Home

This guide is intended to familiarize you with some of the resources available in the discipline of Education. If the information that you are looking for is not listed in this guide, please contact Kim Macomber.

Help with research

The research databases are available to you anywhere you have internet access.  If you are off-campus, you will need to log in with your SHU username and password.  The box will pop up when you click on the title of one of the databases.  Once in, you can access any database.  Be aware that you will be logged off after 20 minutes of inactivity.  This will cause you to lose all results if you were in the middle of a search. 

The link below is a LibGuide that will provide instruction on how to do research.


Explore this guide by using the tabs along the top.  It is meant to be an introduction to the resources available to you through Ryan-Matura Library.  It is NOT comprehensive in scope.  If you wish a more in-depth tutorial, please contact me to arrange an appointment.  I will be happy to sit with you and provide instruction for the specifics of your research. 


You can still access books via the catalog when you are not on the main campus.  By limiting your results to eBooks, you have access to resources anywhere you have an internet connection.

Do the same type of search that you would normally do when looking for a book.  Hit enter to get all the results.  Look at the "Refine by:" box on the left side of your screen.  Scroll down to "Format" and click on eBooks.


Once you locate a book, click on the button that designates it as an eBook.  We have eBooks from numerous providers/publishers, so the button will state "view (name of provider) eBook."  When clicking this button from off-campus, a box will pop up asking for your SHU username and password.  Once entered, you will have access to the eBook.  A few of the eBooks are restricted to a small number of concurrent users so if you get a message stating that the book is not available, try again at a later time.  If you continue to have problems with access, contact the reference desk at   



Each provider/publisher has a slightly different method of delivering eBook content.  The easiest format to view is PDF, if it is available.  To download an Ebsco eBook offline requires you to create an account with them to access a device.



Education Librarian

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Kim Macomber
(203) 371-7746
Subjects:Education, ESL