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Research Guide for Education: Home

This guide is for students at Southern Oregon University doing research in education.

Article Databases

Google Scholar

Legal Research

  • LexisNexis Academic 
    This database has several distinct modules. Two important ones are "News" and "Legal Research." "News" has more than 350 newspapers full-text from the U.S. and around the world as well as news magazines, broadcast transcripts, etc. "Legal" has federal and state case law, federal codes and regulations, and state codes among a host of other legal materials.
  • Legal Collection 
    Centered on the discipline of law and legal topics, Legal Collection is a collection of respected, scholarly peer-reviewed publications including law journals, documents, and case studies. Legal Collection offers full text for more than 250 of law journal
  • LegalTrac 
    This resource provides indexing for approximately 875 titles including major law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals and international legal journals.
  • Google Scholar
    Check the "Case Law" link for legal research. Notice that you can then choose to search federal or state court decision or you can select a court from a list of courts.
  • Guide to Legal Research
    Additional sources for legal research from the Hannon Libary Guide to Federal Information.

Scholarly Web Sites and Learning Objects

The sources below provide access to a rich collection of online content to supplement and/or replace textbooks. Few of the resources below point to commercial sites.

Education E-Books from the Hannon Library

Search more e-books in ebrary.

Tutorials: Library Research Basics

Library FAQs

Library Frequently Asked Questions

Hannon Library Catalog and Summit

Search for books, videos, and other library materials at SOU and in our consortium:

Hannon Library Summit


» Hannon Library Catalog
» Summit

Find and Cite Government Information

  • USA.govEnter your search directly in the search box or use the explore topics link to get you started in a broad range of materials from government sources.
  • RESEARCH GUIDE TO GOVERNMENT INFORMATION - Find information from government agencies and search for both U.S.and Oregon government information. Learn how to cite government publications. Use and FDsys to find online materials from the state and federal government.

IAL Basic Research Tutorial

Recording of IAL Basic Research Session with librarian Dale Vidmar. Recorded Live on 6-23-2015.

IAL Basic Research Session with librarian Dale Vidmar

SPED Basic Research Tutorial

Recording of SPED Basic Research Session with Librarian, Dale Vidmar. Recorded Live on 6-23-2015

SPED Legal Research Tutorial

Recording of SPED Legal Research Session with librarian, Dale Vidmar. Recorded Live on 6-24-2015.

SPED Legal Research Session with librarian, Dale Vidmar



Dale Vidmar

Lib. 144 - First Floor of the Hannon Library
Website / Blog Page

Journals by Title

How do I find a particular journal?

  1. Open the Hannon Library Catalog.
  2. Select “In the title” from the first dropdown.
  3. Enter the journal title in the search box.
  4. Select Material Type: “Journals.”
  5. Hit Search.

If we have it, you should see results appear in a list. Click “View Online” to see options for reading the journal online. Click “Get it” to learn more about what physical print issues we have.

If you don’t see any links, then we probably don’t have it and you can request the article through Interlibrary Loan. It will take 1-7 business days and costs $2 for SOU students for each article. You will receive it electronically when it arrives.

Courseware from Other Universities

The sites below contain syllabi, reading lists, online resources, learning objects, and media. Useful to supplement course materials.

Visually Oriented Sites