Sources of Reading Research

Enormous amounts of reading and literacy research is available from the U.S. Department of Education, journals, associations, and other entities. The following are suggestions and links to help you find what you need.

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Regional education labs

The U.S. Department of Education funds a system of ten organizations that provide technical assistance to the states in its region. Each regional laboratory's web site offers a wealth of information.

Education journals

The following are journals that publish articles and research related to reading issues. The organization that publishes each journal is indicated in parentheses.


The following databases are rich sources of usually free reading research.

Other databases require university affiliation or allow individual access for a fee. These include:

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