Welcome to the Education and Childcare Research Guide
This research guide is to meant to lead patrons to information resources pertaining to education and childcare. In addition to these sources, please feel free to contact any librarian for assistance with any research issues or questions.
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Information Resources in Education and Childcare
I am looking to research an education or childcare topic/issue. . .
Two great places to start researching an education topic or issue would be the "Articles and Databases" and "Books and Multimedia" sections of this guide. Under the "Articles and Databases" section, you will find databases such ERIC, the Professional Development Collection, and Child Development and Adolecent Studies that contain a wealth of scholarly ariticles and and information on a wide variety of educational topics. As well, you may find luck searching under our "Books and Multi-media section. Oftentimes, books can often go into subjects and topics more thoroughly and are thereby good resources to find information. Under the "Books and Multi-Media" section you can find not only a number of featured books, but also a place where you can search ou catalog for more titles and a few keywords/subjects to get you started.
I am looking to find current news and/or local educational information. . .
There are a few places which you might go to find current news or local information. First, you may wish to try the "Helpful Websites" section of this research guide to find educational news, local school infor, childcare sources, and educational statistics. As well, if you are researching higher education, one great place to try would be The Chronicle of Higher Education, which reports news and events throughout higher eduction, located under the "Articles and Databases" section of this guide.