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Early Childhood Education Resources: Basics

This guide will help you become aware of high quality information on early childhood education.

Early Childhood Education Journals


To find out which education journals the library provides access to, use A-to-Z

* To search for a journal by title, type in the name of the journal in the search box

* To browse the alphabetical list of publications click here

* To browse by subject click here

Suggested Databases

Eric is the go-to database to search for articles on early childhood education. Academic Search Premier and Credo Reference are databases that search multiple topics, and may be good sources of information to use, in addition to Eric. A to Z Link can search for specific journals, if you would like to browse articles or need to find a specific journal.

Note: for remote access (off campus use), first log into MyMonroe and go to the library resources gadget.

Search Strategies: Subject Headings

Following are a sample of Library of Congress Subject Headings related to Early Childhood Education. The Library of Congress (LC) subject headings can be used when searching both the MoeCat catalog and the library’s online databases.

  • Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Teaching
  • Teachers

For a more narrow topic, try using these terms, which are by no means comprehensive:

  • Curriculum Planning
  • Childhood Development
  • Teaching Aids and Devices
  • Educational Tests and Measurements
  • Classroom Management
  • Special Education
  • Student Teaching
  • Effective Teaching
  • Lesson Planning
  • School Discipline

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Finding Books in the Library

The books at the Monroe College Libraries are organized according to their subject using Library of Congress call numbers. Books on early childhood education can be found under the following call numbers:

  • BF: Psychology and Related Sciences
  • L: Education (General)
  • LA: History of education
  • LB: Theory and practice of education
  • LC: Special aspects of education
  • LD: Individual institutions - United States

(These suggested Library of Congress call numbers are for shelf browsing purposes only, and are by no means comprehensive.)