This is the course guide for Dr. Steve Lang's Foundations of Educational Research class. This guide is organized to guide you through the variety of education resources available through the USF Libraries and freely available online.
Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) have been actively maintained since 1898 and are used to organize the book collections of most university and college libraries in North America.
A controlled vocabularly is an established list of standardized term that ensures that a subject will be described the same way each time it is indexed. The purpose of a controlled vocabularly is to make it easier to find all information about a specific topic during the search process.
The Thesaurus of ERIC Descriptors is a controlled vocabulary of a carefully selected education related subject headings. ERIC assigns terms to articles and documents in the ERIC database to organize them by subject and make them easier to retrieve through a search.