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The Ethics Education Library collects materials focusing on the teaching of practical and professional ethics. It features scholarly articles, books, reports from government and academic institutions, case studies, syllabi, and examples of what others have done to integrate ethics into their grant proposals, courses, or university program. The Ethics Education Library can be searched in a number of ways.

Faceted Search

The left-hand sidebar of the Ethics Education Library allows you to either browse the contents of the library by clicking on a term, or to narrow down the results of your search. After you have started a search, you can narrow your search results by the following:

  • Publication Type- Includes books, journal articles, conference reports and proceedings, audiovisual (films, online video clips), case studies, and online tutorials (includes interactive case studies, ethics games, etc.)
  • Subject Terms- Materials in the database have been tagged to show the main subject area they cover. This includes materials that deal with a major area of practical ethics, such as “Authorship, Data Management,” or “Professional Responsibility.” Other subject terms help group together examples of ethics training methods and programs. For example,” Instructional Materials” includes actual examples of an ethics education course, workshop, or teaching methods. “Institution-wide Program,” however, refers to an example of an ethics program that spans an entire department, graduate degree, or university training program.
  • Discipline-Covers the discipline the material focuses on, such as engineering, psychology, etc. Some disciplines are further divided by specialty. For example, you can narrow down a search by the discipline Science to materials focusing on physics, chemistry, biology, etc. You can also narrow down Engineering to chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, etc.

Save Useful Materials

If you come across an article, case study, or other item that you would like to save for yourself, the EEL allows you to download it to your favorite citation manager. Currently we support Bibtex, Endnote, Google Scholar, and the ability to download records on XML format. Simply click on the corresponding link at the bottom of the main record page, and the citation will download onto your computer. You can then save it in your preferred citation manager.