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Early Childhood Studies Library Research Guide  

A research guide to help students find information in the Hancock College Library on Early Childhood Studies.
Last Updated: Aug 22, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Library Hours

Hours and Contact Info
(summer hours vary)

Santa Maria Campus
Bldg L-South
Reference Desk: 805-922-6966, ext. 3322

Monday - Thursday: 8 AM to 9 PM

Friday:  8 AM - 3 PM

Saturday:  10 AM - 2 PM

Closed Sunday


Lompoc Valley Center
Bldg 1
Reference Desk: 805-922-6966, ext. 5322

Monday and Thursday: 8 AM to 8 PM 

Closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday


Click here for eReference


Find a Book

Use the library’s catalog to find books, eBooks, streaming video, and DVDs.  If a subject search doesn’t work, try a keyword search.  Perhaps browse call number areas such as:

BF - Psychology

         BF 700--723 Developmental (infant, child, adolescent) psychology

LA - History of education

LB – Theory and practice of education

              LB 1025-1050 – Teaching (principles and practice)

              LB 1101–1139 – Child study

              LB 1139.2–1139.5 – Early childhood education

              LB 1140–1140.5 - Preschool education. Nursery schools    

              LB 1141–1489 – Kindergarten

HQ - Family, marriage

              HQ 755-759 – Parents and parenting

              HQ 767-799 – Children, child development…   


Web Resources

Research Studies and More:

Children's Educational Activities:

General Web Searching:


Early Childhood Education


Evaluating Websites

When doing research on the internet remember to evaluate the websites you find. 

  • Are they objective or do they just have one point of view? 

  • Are they current? 

  • Accurate? 

  • Who created them? 

  • Do they cover your subject in enough depth?


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