Education Quick Start Guide
1. Article Information
Education-related articles are indexed in Education Research Complete and ERIC. Starting your article search in either of these databases will usually yield the best results. However, if you still can't find the right article, click on the Articles Tab to find more places to search.
2. Background Information
Background information can be round using Gale Virtual Reference Library, and this is typically the best place to start you reference search. There are also several books in the library's physical and electronic collection. Click on the Books Tab to search our catalog, and Reference Tab for more ideas.
3. Statistical Information
The National Center for Education Statistics and the US Census Bureau are good places to start. You can find links to both of these by clicking on the Websites Tab. Once there, you will find many more places to conitnue your statistical search.
4. K-12 Curriculum
All our items aimed at children and young adults are found in the Juvenile Collection, located upstairs in the Library. Once there, you will find curriculum (many California state adopted) organized by subject and grade. You will also find literature resources organized by reading level, subject, and fiction/non-fiction. Searching our catalog will yield more resources (in addition to curriculum), and lesson plan resources can be found by clicking on the Websites Tab.
5. California Teacher Credential Test Preparation
Click here for CSET study guides and basic info regarding the RICA and CBEST.
6. English Language Development and Learners
Click here for the ELD guide, or click on the link on the lower left side of this page in the box titled "Other Education Guides."
7. Still can't find what you are looking for?
Ask a librarian! You can find our contact information on the right side of this page.
Library Director & Director of the Learning Commons