Reference resources are a great way to get started with your research. They can help you gather fast facts about a topic, focus your argument, and find lists of further readings written by experts in the field. Use the indexes and tables of contents to understand what you will find in each and go from there. These are all common resources and most will also be available at a large public library.
Encyclopedia of Education, Macmillan Reference USA, 2002.
International Encyclopedia of Education, Elsevier, 2010
Encyclopedia of American Education, by Harlow G. Unger. New York, Facts on File, 1996.
Bobst 1st Floor Reference LB17 .U54 1996
Encyclopedia of Educational Research, 6th ed. New York, Macmillan, 1992.
Bobst 1st Floor Reference LB15 .E48 1992
Second international handbook of educational leadership and administration, Kluwer, 2002
Bobst Main Collection, LB2805 .S49
Political approaches to educational administration and leadership, Routledge, 2008
Bobst Main Collection, LB2806 .P65 2008