Education: Library and Research Resources

This Education Subject Guide contains general library, information literacy and library research information for the College of Education. It also links to more specific information on College of Education departments.

Action Research Process

Action Research is defined in Credo Reference as "Research strategies that tackle real-world problems in participatory, collaborative and cyclical ways in order to produce both knowledge and action." Action research. (2007). In The Social Science Jargon-Buster.

Seven Steps for the Inquiring Teacher:

1. Selecting a focus.

2. Clarifying theories.

3. Identifying research questions.

4. Collecting data.

5. Analyzing data.

6. Reporting results.

7. Taking informed action.

ERIC Search Terms

Action Research

Action Research in Education

Evaluation methods

Methods research

Participatory research

Program improvement

Social action

Teacher researchers

Theory practice relationship

Data-driven decision-making

Education -- Research

Educational sociology



Utah requirements

What is Praxis?

The Praxis Series™ exams provide educational tests and other services that states use as part of their teacher licensure and certification process. The Praxis I® tests measure basic academic skills, and the Praxis II® tests measure general and subject-specific knowledge and teaching skills.

Check out this link to the Utah site for information about Praxis.

In-library Praxis Guides

Praxis, 2013. Knowledge Commons, Ready Reference, Level 2 LB2367.75.P735 2013

Praxis Series Official Guide, General Collection, Level 2, LB2367.75P735 2010

Praxis Exam Cram, Knowledge Commons, level 2, LB1762P37 2009

The best teachers' test preparation for the Praxis II English subject assessments : (0041, 0042, 0043, 0049) Ready Reference Knowledge Commons, Level 2, PE1114 .D38 2009 

To identify recently added Praxis guides, use the following strategy:

  • Go to Usearch at
  • Type in "Praxis" in the search box.
  • Click on the Details of any item. In the Details you will see a subject heading: Teaching   United States   Examinations   Study guides
  • This heading draws together all of the Praxis guides within the Marriott Library's collection.
  • Click on this link to find all of the Praxis guides in the Marriott Library.
  • The call number and location of the item will be listed under the Location link.



Internet Resources

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Find study guides, practice tests, free webinars and tips to help you prepare for a Praxis test.


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