Find Magazine and Journal Articles
To find journal, magazine, and newspaper articles, try:
In Academic Search Premier or ProQuest, consider perfoming an Advanced Search to join two topics, such as
Take a look at YC: Young Children – a journal we subscribe to “in paper” at the Santa Maria library.
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?
Who created them?
Do they cover your subject in enough depth?
Find a Book
Use the library’s catalog to find books, videocassettes, 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…
Research Studies and More:
Educator’s Reference Desk (www.eduref.org) – Try this one!
National Center for Early Development & Learning (www.fpg.unc.edu/~ncedl/)
National Network for Child Care (http://www.nncc.org/)
Children Now (www.childrennow.org)
Clearinghouse on Early Education and Parenting (http://ceep.crc.uiuc.edu/pubs.html)
Children's Educational Activities:
The Idea Box (www.theideabox.com)
First-School – Preschool Activities and Crafts (www.first-school.ws/)
Literacy Center. Net – The Early Childhood Education Network™ (www.literacycenter.net)
General Web Searching: