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Sources for general understanding of education foundational principles, theory, and philosophy.
Educator's Reference Desk
Includes over 2,000 lesson plans and over 3,000 links to online education info.
Almanac of Higher Education (2019-2020)
Published by the Chronicle of Higher Education; includes data on students, professors, administrators, American colleges and universities, and their resources, and state-by-state profiles. Log in via Duke's subscription to the Chronicle.
World Higher Education Database Online
Includes info on over 17,000 higher education institutions in more than 180 countries, detailed information on the higher education system of each country, and contact info for higher education institutions.
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Search for articles and reports of U.S. and international education research, including research on higher education