There are a number of useful and reputable websites for researching topics relating to Education and Elementary Education available to access for free that RSU Libraries recommends.
Websites for Educators | Harvard Graduate School of Education - "Gutman Library's "Websites for Educators" is a selective list of websites that support the research and practice of educators."
Institute of Education Sciences (IES) - "the nation's leading source for rigorous, independent education research, evaluation, and statistics."
Research | Oklahoma State Department of Education - "Our goal is to provide actionable research based on high-quality data to drive decision-making in statewide policy and in our schools. Any white papers, policy briefs, or data visualizations produced by the research office will be posted here."
Google Scholar is a great place to find citations and abstracts for scholarly articles. If you find an article that you need through Google Scholar, contact the library to find out if we have it available in full text or request to receive the article through RSU Libraries interlibrary loan service.
All of the websites listed on this page are reliable sources of information. However, this list is not exhaustive, and you may find websites not listed on this page that you want to use for your research. Keep in mind that it can be difficult to determine the credibility and accuracy of the information on the web. When deciding whether or not to cite a website in your research paper, you will want to apply some of the same general rules that you would use when determining the credibility and appropriateness of any information source. On the right is an easy acronym to help you remember the main ways to assess an online source.
You should also know how to quickly assess the location in which online articles are published. Taking note of the website address suffix: .org, .gov, .edu, .com, .net.
See a breakdown here: URL & What it can tell you