Middlesex Community College libraries offer students in early childhood education and related disciplines access to numerous resources. Use the tabs below to locate books, articles, websites and citation help.
Why search here? Use this link to search multiple education related databases at once. This collection of databases that can be found listed individually in the A-Z Database List. Choose the databases you want to search on the next screen. This is helpful if you aren't sure which education database to search or want to search multiple places at once.
What's included? This collection includes the following databases: ERIC, Professional Development Collection, Teacher Reference Center
Why search here? PsycARTICLES is a database produced by the American Psychological Association (APA). Users can limit a search by psychology-related categories, including age group, methodology, classification codes and population groups.
What's included? Full-text, peer-reviewed articles on topics in psychology from APA-published journals, the Educational Publishing Foundation, and more.
Why search here? Associates Programs Source is a database designed specifically for the research needs of two-year college students. Providing hundreds of full-text journals, it covers the most relevant subjects for associates programs.
What's included? Topics covered include biotechnology, graphic arts, criminal justice, alcohol and drug abuse counseling, biotechnology, computer and data processing, cosmetology, culinary arts, electrical technology, fashion design, fire science, forensics, graphic arts, health information technology, interior design, law enforcement and criminal justice, travel and tourism, veterinary assisting, and more.
The following databases are intended for use by early childhood and elementary school aged students:
Why search here? Primary Search is a full-text database of carefully curated content for elementary school libraries. It includes full text for the most popular children's magazines, e-books, and easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids.
What's included? Primary Search provides full text access to popular, magazines for elementary school research, including Cricket Media Publications and reference materials.
Why search here?
Designed for Kindergarten-Grade 5 students, this e-resource provides simple, quick access to curriculum-related information, premier reference content, and magazines for elementary students through a developmentally appropriate graphic interface
Curriculum-related information on current events, arts, sciences, health, people, government, sports, history, and more. Also included are full-text magazines, searchable and indexed images, maps, flags, charts, graphs, and Merriam-Webster®’s Elementary Dictionary.
Why search here? The Explora experience for schools and public libraries ensures that students, educators and library patrons can quickly find the reliable information they need to complete homework and research projects, deliver robust school curriculum, achieve their professional goals and satisfy their intellectual curiosity.
What's included? Explora offers a simple search that quickly delivers relevant results including articles, e-books, essays and primary source documents. As well as high-quality articles, carefully curated topic categories that provide users with a visual entry point to browse popular research topics and subject areas, topic overviews that provide students a starting point for research, and powerful filters for narrowing search results by source type, date range, Lexile range, and content provider
Why search here? Primary Search, designed specifically for elementary school students, contains full text for more than 80 popular elementary school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Additionally, Primary Search includes the Encyclopedia of Animals, and features Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, providing students with easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids. The database also provides the American Heritage Children's Dictionary, 3rd Edition from Houghton Mifflin, and thousands of relevant photos, maps, and flags.
What's included? This eBook reference collection offers a rich selection of eBook titles covering a broad range of general reference subjects for primay school students. Topics include social studies, history, language arts, geography, culture, math and science.