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Welcome to the Library. Here you will find resources related to education. Please be sure to check the different tabs for the various types of resources. This guide is here to help you with your research. If you are working on a general topic, you may want to check out the Articles tab for help on finding articles, books, websites tabs, standardized tests, children's materials & teaching resources. If you are working on something more focused and need information for a particular field, check out the tab which links to other education guides and if you need help with a specific assignment, check out the education assignment tab.
Need articles for an assignment? Try one of the following databases:
Search for books, scholarly articles, ebooks, DVDs, book reviews, newspaper articles, and every other item we have in the library (in print and online).
A great database for undergraduate psychology and education classes. Articles from psychology journals published by the American Psychological Association and allied organizations. Subjects range from covers general psychology and specialized basic, applied, clinical, and theoretical research in psychology.
A good place to start for basic psychology information. Indexes more than 500 journals and magazines, covering all fields of psychology.
GREAT PLACE TO START - Searches many different collections at once and covers a wide range of subjects. Includes newspapers, magazines, journals, trade publications, reports and blogs. Includes full text of the New York Times (1980 – present), Wall Street Journal (1984 – present) and JOPERD – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (1988-present).
Multidisciplinary research in science, education, social science, business, engineering and technology, mathematics, medicine, psychology, and biotechnology journals from 1995 to the present.
To search for books and e-books in the Canisius Library:
Type in the keyword you are searching for and use the limit "books and e-books" located in the left-hand column.
Ex. Classroom management
You also have access to the book collections from other private colleges from New York State. Click here to search these collections. Any book you request will be shipped to Canisius for your use. Books usually take 5 business days to reach the college.
You may also request books not owned by Canisius or ConnectNY through Interlibrary loan.
To search for physical copies of videos in the Canisius College library:
Type your keyword into the library catalog:
For example: counseling videos
For streaming videos, try the following collections:
Education in Video
Includes teaching demonstrations, lectures, documentaries, and primary source footage of students and teachers in actual classrooms. The collection gives students a way to observe the intricacies of behavior, tone, facial expression, and body language that define effective teaching styles. The videos from Harry Wong’s The Effective Teacher are also included in this collection.
Counseling and Therapy in Video: Vol. 1-4
The collection includes filmed footage of therapy sessions, re-enacted therapy sessions, training videos and scripted sessions designed by counseling professionals with current and emerging areas, such as cyberbullying social media, autism, eating disorders and PTSD. Prominent therapists are also featured demonstrating their methods. The collection directly discusses the CACREP 8 Core Areas required by many states for counselor certification as well as a wide range of contemporary issues from working with LGBT clients to helping clients suffering from PTSD.
Searching for Standardized Tests in the library catalog:
- Type in Test Collection in the library catalog and choose Subject from the drop down menu.
- Once you find the test you want, write down the call number and bring it to the front desk.
- The standardized test collection may only be used by CURRENT Canisius faculty, staff and students.
- Only 2 tests may be checked out at a time to a patron and may not leave the library.
- Tests MUST be checked out and for only 3 hours.
- Faculty do not have a check out limit may take the tests out of the library but the tests are due back by closing time
If you would like more information about the test collection, how to find test reviews & reliabilty, or how to cite a test or test review, please visit our guide on Standardized Tests.
To search for children's items (games, books, lesson plans):
- Go to the library home page
- Type in search term, click enter
- Now use the limit functions located on the left hand side of the screen.
- If you want physical items limit the location to Curric Center.
- If you want online items limit to "online"
If you would like more information about this collection, please visit our guide on the Curriculum Center.
Librarians are here to help you. That's what we do!
Need more assistance? Here are the ways you can contact a librarian:
1 - Call Us
Reference Desk 716-888-8411
List of Librarians
2 - Text Us
716-712 4357 (HELP)
3 - Ask A Librarian (Online Chat)
Feeling shy? Studying in the middle of the night? Use our online chat reference service available 24/7.
Or try Text A Librarian at 716-712-HELP
4 - Book A Librarian
Schedule an individual reference session with a librarian. Get all of your research questions answered and keep your paper
and reference list on the right track.
If you need to speak to a librarian, you may call 716-888-8411 or stop in at the reference desk.