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How Do I Find Resources for Teaching?

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This presentation provides some tips for finding resources for teaching at the Harris Learning Library

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How Do I Find Resources for Teaching?

  1. 1. How Do I … Find Library Resources for Teaching?
  2. 2. Finding Books For Teaching
  3. 3. To find materials for teaching, go to www.eclibrary.ca Select Nipissing Search or Canadore Search
  4. 4. For best results sign into your affiliated institution.
  5. 5. Search using single words or short phrases that represent the main idea(s) of your topic.
  6. 6. Modify your search using options available. For example, Books & eBooks
  7. 7. Click on a title for more information.
  8. 8. Note the call number and location of the item.
  9. 9. To access an E-book, select the Available Online link. E-books are available to current students, staff & faculty with your WebAdvisor or Network login credentials.
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. Finding Books For Children
  12. 12. To find books at a child’s or young adult’s reading level… add “and juvenile”
  13. 13. To find a storybook or nonfiction book related to a topic at a young person’s reading level… . add “and juvenile fiction”
  14. 14. Juvenile includes materials from pre-school …
  15. 15. to young adult levels.
  16. 16. Finding books in the Search for a particular age or grade level can be a challenge! Most catalogue records - other than those for textbooks - do not provide this information.
  17. 17. Some Search records use broader terms such as primary, elementary, secondary OR middle school.
  18. 18. For most Library materials, you will have to judge for yourself what age or grade level they are suitable for.
  19. 19. A to Zoo is another useful tool for finding fiction and nonfiction picture books for children.
  20. 20. Finding Textbooks
  21. 21. The word “textbook” is not generally used in catalogue records, so doesn’t work well as a search term.
  22. 22. Find titles of approved textbooks…
  23. 23. …then look them up in the OMNI search. Textbooks are interfiled with the rest of the Library collection according to subject.
  24. 24. Finding Articles
  25. 25. There are now 2 ways to access Articles… Conduct a Search and Modify for Articles You can then continue narrowing to meet your needs (i.e. Peer Reviewed, Date, etc.)
  26. 26. Or, working from the Home Page, select Resources.
  27. 27. Select Education databases from the alphabetical list
  28. 28. Education Resource Complete  Large Database  Covers topics ranging from early childhood to higher education  Articles, books, conference papers Primary Search  Full Text access to popular school magazines and reference resources  Articles feature reading levels
  29. 29. ERIC  Focuses on teaching and research in education  Includes indexed and full text journals, books, research syntheses, conference papers, technical reports, policy papers and other education-related materials Education Resource Information Center
  30. 30. Other Education Resources
  31. 31. OPHEA (Ontario Health and Physical Education Curriculum Resources)  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
  32. 32. STAO (Science Teachers’ Association of Ontario)  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
  33. 33. goENC.com
  34. 34. If you are looking for a particular journal, select Journal Search to see if the Library has access to it.
  35. 35. If the Library has the publication, Journal Search will tell you the dates and formats available.
  36. 36. Resources for Placements
  37. 37. More Tips for Finding Classroom Materials environment and activities health and poster dragon and puppet literacy and kit globe and model education and manipulatives
  38. 38. Manipulatives • Sets of objects used for teaching abstract concepts • Blocks, math tiles, math games, etc. Search “manipulatives and teaching”
  39. 39. 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  info@eclibrary.ca

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