Class Research Guides
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Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Friday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION RESOURCES
Got a paper due? Library staff are available to assist you from the start to the finish, from selecting your topic to polishing the footnotes. We recommend you use this page to launch your research.
Choose your topic:
Browse LTCC Magazines such as:
What other magazines does LTCC Library subscribe to? Check out our periodical titles, such as these, which are available online:
- Children & Society
- Scholastic Early Childhood Today
- Topics in Early Childhood Special Education
Pinpoint keywords and synonyms on your topic.
Search for books:
Use keyword or subject search options in the LTCC Library Catalog to learn what Library of Congress call numbers are assigned to your topic.
Browse the shelves.
Scan academic periodicals and web sites:
Access the most current data via online databases such as:
Academic Search Elite - offers full text for nearly 2,000 scholarly journals, including nearly 1,500 peer-reviewed titles.
Encyclopedia Britannica Online - academic edition includes multi-media formats pertaining to a broad range of subjects.
ERIC - stands for the Education Resources Information Center, which provides access to bookson the subject of education.
PsycARTICLES - contains more than 100,000 articles from over 50 journals.
Also consider these recommended web sites:
Education/Child Development Online Journal Sites
Review, refine & critique:
Do you have a focussed thesis? Is the data gathered so far too broad? Then narrow the search.
Is it biased unfairly towards one point of view? Then broaden your search.
Is the topic covered fully?
Prepare your Bibliography:
Use consistent citation formatting such as APA or MLA styles. For more information, see Style Guides for specific examples.
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