How Do I Find Library Resources For Teaching?


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How Do I Find Library Resources For Teaching?

  1. 1. How do I … find Library resources for teaching?
  2. 2. Finding Books For Teaching
  3. 3. Select Catalogue To find materials for teaching, go to
  4. 4. Search using single words or short phrases that represent the main idea(s) of your topic.
  5. 5. Click on a title for more information.
  6. 6. Note the call number and location of the item.
  7. 7. To access an E-book, click on the link. E-books are available off-campus with your WebAdvisor login.
  8. 8. To find books on teaching a topic... Add “and teaching” to your search Or try more specific terms such as “lesson plans”, “lesson planning”, etc.
  9. 9. Finding Books For Children
  10. 10. To find books at a child’s or young adult’s reading level… add “and juvenile”
  11. 11. To find a storybook or nonfiction book related to a topic at a young person’s reading level… add “and juvenile fiction”
  12. 12. Juvenile includes materials from pre-school to young adult levels.
  13. 13. Finding books in the Catalogue for a particular age or grade level can be a challenge! Most catalogue records - other than those for textbooks - do not provide this information.
  14. 14. Some Catalogue records use broader terms such as primary, elementary, secondary or middle school.
  15. 15. For most Library materials, you will have to judge for yourself what age or grade level they are suitable for.
  16. 16. A to Zoo is another useful tool for finding fiction and nonfiction picture books for children.
  17. 17. Finding Textbooks
  18. 18. The word “textbook” is not generally used in catalogue records, so doesn’t work well as a search term.
  19. 19. Find titles of approved textbooks…
  20. 20. …then look them up in the Catalogue. Textbooks are interfiled with the rest of the Library collection according to subject.
  21. 21. Finding Articles
  22. 22. To search for articles, click on E-Resources.
  23. 23. Click on Education
  24. 24. Education Resource Complete  Large Database  Articles, books, conference papers CBCA Education  Smaller database, but with a Canadian focus  Journals, trade publications, and more
  25. 25. ERIC  Includes journals, books, conference papers, policy papers and more  Over 1.3 million records  Coverage back to 1966 Education Resource Information Center
  26. 26. Other Education Resources
  27. 27. OPHEA  1,000+ downloadable and searchable lesson plans  Supports the Ontario Grades 1-8 health and physical education curriculum  Student materials, planning schedules and writable assessment tools  Links to supplemental resources
  28. 28. STAO  Access to the Crucible and Elements, magazines for science teachers and students  Virtual Library:  classroom-ready lesson plans  learning resources correlated to Ontario’s K-12 Science Curriculum
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  30. 30. Off-Campus Access to E-Resources Use your WebAdvisor ID & password
  31. 31. If you are looking for a particular journal, use Journals by Title to see if the Library has access to it.
  32. 32. If the Library has the publication, Journals by Title will tell you the dates and formats available.
  33. 33. Resources for Your Placements
  34. 34. Due dates are extended for Library materials signed out for placements. Contact the Circulation Desk to renew.
  35. 35. Most audiovisual materials can be booked for use on placements. Please see the Circulation Desk Staff.
  36. 36. More Tips for Finding Classroom Materials environment and activities health and poster dragon and puppet literacy and kit globe and model education and manipulatives
  37. 37. Manipulatives • Sets of objects used for teaching abstract concepts • Blocks, math tiles, math games, etc. Search “manipulatives and teaching”
  38. 38. We’re here to help! If you need any assistance finding resources or in the Library please come to the Info Desk! You can also contact us at:  705-474-3450 ext. 4221 