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.

Creating a Profile

Creating a profile for the site allows you to add meaningful tags to records you would like to find again, the ability to rate the usefulness of records, and to participate in online discussions about the materials in the Ethics Education Library. To create a profile, simply go to the Create a New Account page and enter your chosen username, email address, and a password for your profile. After you enter this information, you profile will automatically be activated. If you forget your password, visit the Home Pageof the EEL, and you will find an option under the login form on the upper right corner of this page that will give you the option of retrieving your password. The password will be sent to the email address you entered upon registering with the site.

Rating Records – Inform others of useful resources
Once you have created a profile for the site, you should be able to rate and leave comments about any material included in the Ethics Education Library much in the same way you can on Amazon and similar sites. After you have logged into the Ethics Education Library, simply click on the full view of a record, and rate the usefulness of the item by clicking on one of the five stars found at the bottom of the page. You can also add comments by simply clicking on the link, "Add new Comment." We are especially interested in explanations of how you might have used the material in a course, workshop, or project. We welcome constructive criticism about the usefulness of a resource, but please note that we will be reviewing comments and reserve the right to remove any review that is offensive or off-topic.

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.

We are working on developing new sections of the site including a discussion board, and the ability for registered users to save, organize, and share articles and search results with colleagues. If you have any ideas on how the Ethics Education Library can be improved please contact us!


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