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EARL: Early Childhood Education

This guide is intended for students in the Early Childhood Education program. It will help you locate children's picture books in the Library collection, and conduct research using our online databases.


Welcome to the Research Guide for students in the Early Childhood Education (ECE) program!

ECE students typically visit the NCC Library for the following information:

- assistance with choosing picture books based on different topics and subjects, 

- assistance with finding research articles to use in assignments, and

- assistance with resources for creating lesson plans.

This research guide addresses all of these areas. Click on the purple tabs to the left for further information!


Need help with finding sources, searching databases, formatting citations, or deciding on a paper topic? The NCC Librarians are here for you.

Both the Mack Library (Bethlehem) and ESSA Library (Monroe) are open if you'd like to visit in person, or you can chat online with a Librarian no matter where you are! Go to the Library's home page and click on the orange "Ask the Librarian" tab to start chatting. 

To find out when we're open, take a look at the Library's hours.

For more ways to reach us, and answers to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), click here. You can also send an e-mail question to, or set up a private appointment with a Librarian by using the "Book A Librarian" request form.

We look forward to hearing from you!

NEW books in the NCC Library collection!