EDU 210: Instructional Methods of Early Childhood Education

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Preschool-Kindergarten Thematic Units

Online catalogs

Guides to childrens' literature

  • 100 best books for children (2004) / Anita Silvey.
    Call Number: 011.62 Si39o

  • A to zoo : subject access to children's picture books / Carolyn W. Lima, John A. Lima. 2001 Book
    Call Number: 011.62 L628a, 2001

  • Adventuring with books : a booklist for pre-K-grade 6 / Amy A. McClure and Janice V. Kristo, editors, and the Committee to Revise the Elementary School Booklist ; with a foreword by Rudine Sims Bishop. 2002 Book
    Call Number: R 028.52 N2132a, 2002

  • Best books for children : preschool through grade 6. Supplement to the seventh edition / John T. Gillespie, Catherine Barr. 2003 Book
    Call Number: R 028.52 G412b, 2003, SuppL.

  • Best books for middle school and junior high readers : grades 6-9 / by John T. Gillespie, Catherine Barr.
    Call Number: R 028.52 B464g, 2004

  • Books kids will sit still for 3 : a read-aloud guide / Judy Freeman. 2006 Book
    Call Number: R 011.6254 F877b, 2006

  • Books to grow with : a guide to using the best children's fiction for everyday issues and tough challenges (2004) / by Cheryl F. Coon.
    Call Number: 011.62 C783b

  • Celebrating children's choices : 25 years of children'sfavorite books (2000) / by Arden Ruth Post. Arden DeVries Post with Marilyn Scott, Michelle Theberge.
    Call Number: 028.162 P845c

  • Children's core collection
    Call Number: R 028.5 W693c, 2010

  • Core collection for children and young adults (2008) / Schwedt, Rachel E., 1944-
    Call Number: 011.62 Sch97c

  • Fantasy literature for children and young adults : a comprehensive guide / Ruth Nadelman Lynn.
    Call Number: R 028.52 L993f, 2005

  • Great books about things kids love : more than 750 recommended books for children 3 to 14 / Kathleen Odean. 2001 Book
    Call Number: R 011.62 Od2g

  • Understanding diversity through novels and picture books (2007) / Knowles, Elizabeth, 1946-
    Call Number: 011.62 K761u

Databases for reader's advisory

Children's Core Collection : Children's Catalog is a selective annotated list of fiction and nonfiction books and magazines for children from preschool through sixth grade, along with review sources and other professional aids for children's librarians and school media specialists.

Database for kids

Kids Search: Designed especially for youth in grades K-8. Includes 3 EBSCO databases: Primary Search, Newspaper Source, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia.

Primary Search: Contains full text for nearly 70 popular elementary school magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator. Includes indexing and abstracts for nearly 100 magazines. Provides the American Heritage Children's Dictionary and a collection of 235,186 photos, maps and flags.

Searchasaurus: Makes it easy for elementary school students to search by keyword or by simple topics of high interest to children to find the most useful search results. Includes the American Heritage Dictionary for Children, Funk and Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia, and an Image Collection of 235,000 images that illustrates the subjects of history, politics, animals, news, science, maps, cityscapes, landmarks, and entertainment. Also included is a visual search that uses circles for categories of results and squares for links to articles.

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Library article databases




The topics covered in this database include all levels of education and specialties, such as health, multilingual, and testing. There is full text for over 750 journals and over 100 books/monographs and conference papers. It includes a helpful visual search and many different limits to help you find relevant information.

ProQuest Education Journals

Offering complete information on hundreds of educational topics, this database covers almost 400 leading journals in the field. All articles have fulltext.
OCLC (FirstSearch)

ERIC (FirstSearch)

Journal articles (EJ) and reports (ED) in education. ERIC is a national information system sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education designed to provide ready access to education literature. The ERIC database is the world's largest index to journal articles and documents in education, containing over 1,200,000 citations. There is a slight real time lag and this database does not include the most recent material. It does however have the easiest search to use and does not have a complicated limits selection. It is perfect for the beginner at using databases.



While this database does include psychology as a main subject, its contents are much broader, expanding to include related disciplines such as nursing, sociology and education. It adds over 55,000 references annually through monthly updates and while your search will yield many more results than PsychArticles, full-text is not always available.

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