Databases such as ERIC use a controlled vocabulary to make it easier to search for books and articles. Browsing the thesaurus will help you identify preferred search terms used by the database to classify materials. Alternate thesauri will identify preferred vocabulary used by scholars in Europe and the broader international research community.
ERIC Thesaurus (Educational Resources Information Center): United States
Note: This is the link for the public version of ERIC. To search the Proquest platform use this link, click Advanced Search, and then Thesaurus.
Eurydice TESE (Thesaurus for Educational Systems in Europe): European Commission
UNESCO-IBE Education Thesaurus: United Nations
Use the Subject Heading Search to find literature on a specific topic in our library catalogue. You can also use subject headings to find materials in other libraries by using the same search criteria in WorldCat. (Note: This classification scheme is only applied to books and ebooks and not journal articles.)
Education Classification Scheme
Subject Heading Search
WorldCat allows you to search the UM catalogue and other university catalogues around the world simultaneously. Searching in WorldCat will help you identify literature that can be requested using our Document Delivery service.