Education - Finding Education Research and Materials
For all B.Ed. students - Introduction to how to find educational research, teaching materials and key Alberta Education resources
Finding the format you want
To Find: "How to teach" and lesson ideas for different topics/subjects
- add the term study and teaching to your topic or subject: e.g. electricity study and teaching.
- add the term secondary or elementary to be more specific; e.g. secondary mathematics study and teaching
- in the case of science topics, try adding the word experiments.
To Find: Children's and Young Adult Literature - see also Children's and Young Adult Literature Guide
- add the term juvenile fiction to your keyword search to find fictional stories
- add the term juvenile literature to find non-fiction (information books for children and adolescents)
- use location in Advanced Search to limit to picture books (Doucette Library picture books)
- for Dual Language books, use the term bilingual books (add the name of the language you want)
- for pop-up or other interactive books, use the term movable books
To Find: Kits/Realia
- combine your topic search with the word kit. Then repeat your search using the word realia; e.g. India kit; India realia.
- OR use Advanced Search and under format choose AV Materials (you'll find not only kits but videos etc.)
To Find: Posters or Maps
- go to Advanced Search and limit by location to the Doucette Library Poster Collection.
- add the term cartographic material to your geographic keyword search to find maps.
To Find: Textbooks (used in K-12 schools)
- add the phrase basic student resource to your search (you can also add the grade number); e.g. social studies basic student resource grade 6.
- for teacher resource manuals, add the phrase authorized teaching resource to your search.
- OR consult Alberta Education's Authorized Resources Database and then search the catalogue (in the Authorized Resources Database, chose the Authorization status student basic).
To Find: DVDs
- add the word videorecording to your search
- For more information about videos see the research guide Videos For and About Teaching.
- Last Updated: Jan 16, 2018 1:50 PM
- URL: https://library.ucalgary.ca/guides/finding_education_research
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