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Early Childhood Education: Books & Media

A guide to the best of the NWACC Library's physical and electronic childhood education resources.

Subject Search Examples

Boolean Searching: Combining Search Terms

Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT, and sometimes NEAR) allow you to specify logical relationships between search terms—to limit, broaden, or define your search—thus leading to more useful results. You will see these options in library catalogs, databases, and search engines. It helps to experiment with different search terms and try different combinations for more relevant or different results.

teaching AND learning

A search for teaching AND learning narrows results to only items that include both terms.

teaching OR learning

A search for teaching OR learning broadens results to items that include either term.

teaching NOT learning

A search for teaching NOT learning limits results to items that include teaching, but eliminates any results that also include learning.

Advanced Catalog Searches

Advanced searches provide options for refining your search criteria, often leading to more useful results. Check out the following sample searches below, or try your own Advanced Search.

TIP: Select the information button next to the sample searches to review the parameters for the searches below. In advanced searches, you can specify search fields, combine search terms, restrict copyright dates, select what type of material you want (book, ebook, media, etc.), and more.

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Subject Call Numbers

Use the following call number ranges to browse our shelves for education topics.

L: Education (General)

LA: History of education

LB: Theory & practice of education

LB1025-1050.75:  Teaching

LB1050.9-1091:  Educational psychology

LB1101-1139:  Child study

LB1139:  Early childhood education

LB1140:  Preschool education

LB1141-1489:  Kindergarten

LB1501-1547:  Primary education

LB1555-1602:  Elementary or public school education

LB1603-1696.6:  Secondary education

LB1705-2286:  Teacher & administrator training

LB2801-3095:  School administration

LC: Special aspects of education

LD: Individual institutions, United States

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