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Education - Research Approaches and Materials

For all education students - Introduction to how to find educational research, teaching materials and key Alberta Education resources

Support from two libraries

The Doucette Library of Teaching Resources (3rd floor of the Education Classroom Block) - many kinds of supports for students in the teacher preparation program. 

  • Current professional materials about teaching and learning
  • Curriculum resources in many different formats for use during your field experiences
  • Knowledgeable staff who know the collection, the K-12 curriculum and are passionate about good resources.
  • Break-out rooms for group work
  • SmartBoard practice room
  • Computers with specialized software useful to educators

Need help? Ask in person at the Doucette Library reference desk, email us at or phone 403-220-5637.

The Taylor Family Digital Library ( the main campus library) also has an education collection - These are more research-intensive materials, particularly suitable for major research projects you may be assigned. They are primarily found in the "L" call number range. Many titles are also available as licensed e-books which you can read online.

Distance students can borrow materials from any campus library by completing an online interlibrary loan request for an item.  When it's available it will be mailed to you, along with a pre-paid return envelope.