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About the Pickering Educational Resources Library

The Pickering Educational Resources Library at the Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development began in 1949 as a collection of resources “to serve teachers and it grew to serve teachers.” (L. Tolman, personal communication, March 21, 1999). It functioned as a curriculum laboratory with a collection of textbooks, curriculum guides, instructional aids, periodicals, and books for children and young adults. The library continues to collect those items in support of the academic programs at BU Wheelock.

Today, the great majority of education collections are available electronically. We offer access to literally millions of eBooks through regular purchasing and also through memberships in organizations like the HathiTrust. We have outstanding access to the most important and up-to-date education eJournals, and our subscriptions number in the thousands. Important databases to search include BU Libraries Search, Google Scholar, Social Sciences Citation Index, Education Full Text, ERIC, PsycInfo, and more. We also list the best resources for research in education through our guides. Please see our complete list of topical guides for more.

Our staff is available to help with these and other resources from collections worldwide. We aim to provide excellent information services and research support to faculty, students and others dedicated to education.