Educational Leadership


About This Guide

This guide presents academic sources available at BU. You may want to begin by finding background information first, such as the two volume ‘Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration‘, but note when and how to use background material.


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The best way to discover articles is to search databases (try Search) – you will be searching millions of records at once. Following journal literature is an effective means of scholarship.
buls journalsAcademy of Educational Leadership Journal
Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy
Educational Administration Quarterly
Educational Leadership
Journal of Educational Administration
Journal of Leadership Education
Leadership (Burlingame, Calif.)
Leadership (Carol Stream)
Leadership and Organization Development Journal
Leadership Excellence
Leadership in Action
Leadership Quarterly
Studies in Educational Evaluation
Training and Management Development Methods

Professional Organizations

U.S. Government Data Sources


Data on Broad Range of Topics

Data Specifically about Education


Non U.S. Government Produced Data Sources

American Statistics Index Mugar Reference Z7554 .U5 A46 (2009-2011+)


Statistical Office of the European Communities. Gathers and analyses figures from the different European statistics offices to provide comparable data to the European Institutions so they can implement and analyse Community policies.


An information network about education in Europe, including a database about European school systems.

Index to International Statistics Mugar Reference Z7552 .I53 (2010-2011+)

Population Reference Bureau

Worldwide data and analyses about population and health

Social Science Data Analysis Network

Demographic Media about U.S. Census data (e.g., DataCounts)

Source OECD

OECD’s Online Library of Statistical Databases, Books and Periodicals

Statistical Resources on the Web


Discovering our print books and eBooks can be done through Search. Current members of the BU community can borrow books that we don’t own through our interlibrary borrowing services.

Select Print Books

The Bee Eater : Michelle Rhee Takes on the Nation’s Worst School District

Mugar LA2317 .R45 W45 2011

Black School, White School : Racism and Educational (Mis)leadership

Mugar LC212.2 .B76 2012

Deliverology 101 : A Field Guide for Educational Leaders

Education LB2822.82 .B36 2011

Effective Inclusive Schools : Designing Successful Schoolwide Programs

Education LC1201 .H44 2012

Leading for Instructional Improvement : How Successful Leaders Develop Teaching and Learning Expertise

Mugar LB2805 .F456 2011

Leading Technology-Rich Schools : Award-Winning Models for Success

Mugar LB2805 .L392 2012

Making Schools Work : New Evidence on Accountability Reforms

Mugar LB3051 .B78 2011

Preparing Teachers and Developing School Leaders for the 21st Century : Lessons from around the World

Mugar LB2806 .P74 2012

Reframing Academic Leadership

Mugar LB2806 .B583 2011

The SAGE Handbook of Educational Leadership : Advances in Theory, Research, and Practice

Mugar LB2805 .S262 2011

School, Society, and State : A New Education to Govern Modern America, 1890-1940

Mugar LC191.4 .S74 2012

Strife and Progress : Portfolio Strategies for Managing Urban Schools

Mugar LC5131 .H49 2013

Taoist Lessons for Educational Leaders : Gentle Pathways to Resolving Conflicts

Education LB2805 .H385 2012

The Turnaround Toolkit : Managing Rapid, Sustainable, School Improvement

Education LB2822.8 .W56 2011

Unsustainable : A Strategy for Making Public Schooling More Productive, Effective, and Affordable

Mugar LA217 .M274 2011