Skip to main content
Link to Washington and Jefferson College


This guide will introduce you to resources for education research.

Why Use Books/eBooks?

BooksBooks are valuable resources in the research process because:

  • They provide in-depth and broad information about a specific topic
  • You can use the introduction, table of contents, and index to evaluate the book
  • You only need to read the portions of the book that are relevant
  • If you're using an eBook, you can conduct a keyword search within the book
  • They are typically well-researched, which also means that books can take multiple  years to publish

Image by Abhl Sharma, Creative Commons.

Using eBooks

Our eBooks are available to read online, and you can download PDF's of individual chapters to your computer or mobile device to read later.

Geotom Catalog

Use the search box below to search for books and eBooks in W&J's catalog.

Use the drop down menu to search by keyword, author, title, subject, or series.

In an advanced search you can also search by format (i.e. book or eBook).

You can also search for books and eBooks in EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS). To limit your results to books, limit the "content type" to "book/eBook" on the left hand side. For eBooks only, select "full text online."‚Äč

IRC Children's Resources

The IRC (Instructional Resource Collection) includes more than 1,100 children's books. Head downstairs and turn right to find the collection.Do an advanced search in the catalog to limit the location of materials to IRC.

Note: Non-fiction IRC books are filed by Dewey Decimal call number and Easy and Fiction books are filed by author last name.

You can search for IRC materials in our catalog by doing an advanced search, and limiting the location to Instructional Resource Collection.


Other Places

Digitized Books 

Online Reference Books- Great for background information

Can't find what you're looking for? Use these links to access materials we don't own.