ECED4113 - Creative Expression for Early Childhood
John Vaughan Library (Tahlequah)
A Critical Dictionary of Educational Concepts Call # Ref. LB 15.B29
Encyclopedia of Learning & Memory Call # Ref. BF 318.E53
The Language of Learning: A Guide to Education Terms Call # Ref. LB 15.M32
Broken Arrow Library
The Educator's Desk Reference : A Sourcebook of Educational Iinformation and Research (EDR) Call # BA Ref LB1028.26 .F74 1989
The Giant Encyclopedia of Art & Craft Activities for children 3 to 6: More than 500 art & craft activities written by teachers for teachers.Call # BA Ref. LB1139.35 .A37 G52 2000
Educational Software - all located at BA Library Permanent Reserve, Second Floor Desk
Bailey's book house Call # LB1525.5 .B35 2006 (Includes a guide) Click here to see info about the item (catalog record)
The graph club 2.0 Call # QA90 .G653 2004 (Includes a guide) Click here to see info about the item (catalog record)
Hot dog stand [electronic resource] : the works Call # QA107 .H678 1996 Click here to see info about the item
Timeliner 5.0 Call # D11 .T532 2003 (Includes a guide) Click here to see info about the item (catalog record)
Word stuff Call # LB1050.43 .W67 1994 Click here to see info about the item (catalog record)
Books (Catalogs for finding)
Here are some of the subject headings used in the catalog: early childhood education; education, preschool; education, primary; kindergarten; early childhood activity programs
Also, you can limit your search to curriculum materials in the catalog. Follow these steps:
1. Find and click on Advanced Keyword
2. On the Advanced Keyword search screen, use the pull-down menu to change the LOCATION from ANY to John Vaughan, Curriculum Materials
Curriculum Materials are housed in the Curriculum Materials Room on the second floor. There are a limited number of CURR MATs on the Broken Arrow campus - mostly these are the six year old sets that have been cycled out of JVL.
Textbook Review Centers (Other locations that house the collection)
Search for E-Books using EBSCO ebooks collection: http://library.nsuok.edu/Refdesk/vrdbks.html
If you need an item that NSU doesn't own, you can order it through our ILLiad system.
Journal and Magazine Article Databases
Academic Search Premier - This is a general database, which means it contains article citations and full text articles covering many academic subjects. It is one of the twenty-five databases produced by EbscoHost for which NSU has a subscription. It is probably our most widely used database and is sometimes referred to simply as "Ebsco."
ERIC - This is another database produced by EbscoHost. ERIC stands for the Educational Resource Information Center. It contains more than 2,200 digests along with references for additional information and citations and abstracts from over 1,000 educational and education-related journals. ERIC contains a thesaurus, which can be very helpful in figuring out which search terms to use when looking for information.
Professional Development Collection - Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of more than 550 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. This databasealso contains more than 200 educational reports.
Education Full Text - Part of Wilson's Omnifile Full Text, Mega Edition, EFT provides comprehensive coverage of an international range of English-language periodicals, monographs and yearbooks. Coverage includes 79 journals (37 with full text) not covered by ERIC's Current Index to Journals in Education. Index coverage goes back to 1983. Full text articles from 1996 to the present. Contains a thesaurus. AS OF FEBRUARY 1, 2012, WILSON WEB WILL AUTOMATICALLY RE-DIRECT YOU TO EBSCO HOST.
Government Resources for Teachers
Google is always a favorite, but add "site=.gov" and keywords like "toolkit" or "lesson plan" or "Student Activity"
All federal government websites are required to have a section for education, so do some digging! See the List of federal agencies and departments A-Z or a guide to agency lists by subject like the two from the NSU Government Information Page.
FREE - Federal Resources for Educational Excellence: http://www.free.ed.gov/
United States Department of Education: http://www.ed.gov/index.jhtml?src=a
Head Start Bureau : http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ohs/
Internet Sites relating to topics in early childhood education
Sites for Teachers: http://www.sitesforteachers.com/
Can Teach: http://www.canteach.ca/index.html
The Internet Public Library: http://www.ipl.org/
National Center for Early Development and Learning : http://www.fpg.unc.edu/~ncedl/
Reading to Kids: http://readingtokids.org/Home/main.php
ReadyWeb: A Resource for Parents and Educators: http://readyweb.crc.uiuc.edu/
It's important to remember that publishing on the web is very easy - almost anyone can do it! The problem with that is knowing what's credible (worth your time) and what's not.
Here are some of the thing you want to look at or for:
the URL (.gov, .mil, .us, .edu are usually pretty credible);
links to information about the author or sponsoring organization;
links to other sites that are credible;
how current it is
Ultimately the researcher must be the one to determine whether or not to use information found on a web site. The following information from Cornell University provides some excellent guidelines for evaluating sites:
Class activity: Using the aforementioned resources, determine whether the following website about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is valid or not http://www.martinlutherking.org/.
The American Psychological Association originally created a publication manual to provide a common structure for all journal manuscripts in the area of the social sciences.
Many other disciplines (including psychology, the behavioral sciences, nursing, personnel administration and many areas within education) have adopted this as their professional writing standard as well.
In an academic environment, you will often be expected to conform to this standard when writing. At this point, you should be mostly concerned with creating an accurate reference list using proper format and providing citations within the text to give credit for an idea or concept to the source from which you got it.
Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). (2010). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.
The library owns several copies of the style guide; however, only the 5th edition circulates (can be checked out). The NSU libraries have seven copies of the 6th edition in reference and two on reserve. (
Using APA format (Purdue University) - this comprehensive guide summarizes the print version of the book. Click on Your Reference List to find examples of the proper format to use when listing sources you used.
- Contact the Subject Librarian for Education - firstname.lastname@example.org or Government Information Librarian - email@example.com
- College of Education Web site
- Department of Curriculum and Instruction
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Last Updated: January 18, 2012