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Course-specific Public Policy Resource Guide for Juniors _ Spring 2021

Locate your class on the navigation on the left and/or go Public Policy Guide from Stokes Library _ Spring 2021 for additional sources and info on using the library during Covid-19.

SPI 402d--Disrupting the Status Quo of Inequities: Acerbating Educational Divides

A well-researched paper probably involves all of these

Books in our catalog (located by subject heading, see below) including this reference book The SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation

News Sources 

Articles obtained from Public Policy Databases or Think Tanks

Consultation with the Public Policy Librarian


Statistics and Data

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

The place to start for PUBLIC USE US K-12 data including the Common Core of DataSchools and Staffing Survey, the Private School Universe Survey, and the National Household Education Survey. (NB: Public Use data, i.e., not restricted)

Digest of Education Statistics, 2018. 

Previous versions of Digest available via

Citation style

Professor Erlichson prefers you use Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition for your junior paper.  The notes/bibliography style seems ideal.  I suggest using full citations followed by shortened citations for the same sources. URLs are listed once in the notes and again in the bibliography. This style has to be added to Zotero by clicking get additional styles when specifying your Zotero preferences.

I have detailed instructions on installing and using Zotero which offers this style as an add-in.  In addition, I'm holding a Zotero workshop on February 19 at 1PM or we can set up a one-on-one appointment with me.