The NCC Libraries have a number of research sources that can be used with your ECE papers and assignments. Listed on this page is a sample of what is available to you:
Don't be afraid to consult a librarian if you need extra assistance! Librarians are available at the Bethlehem Reference Desk from 8 AM to 9 PM Mondays through Thursdays, 8 AM to 5 PM on Fridays, and from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM on Saturdays. Be sure to bring your assignment requirements and the information that you've already gathered.
If your professor requires that you find articles for an assignment, then you want to use a library database.
These tools allow you to search for a topic in order to find articles that were first published in a newspaper, a popular magazine, or a scholarly journal.
The following databases are recommended for ECE research. If you are off-campus, you will be asked to enter a username and password. Use your MyNCC username and password.
Need to find a book about education? Be sure to check out the Early Childhood Education (ECE) Collection in the Media Tower (click on that tab in this guide for more information). However, we have many books in the Stacks that give helpful education information. A few of those titles are highlighted below.
Here is a general guide to finding education books in the Stacks, which is under the letter "L."
Reference books are shelved in the Reference section, and cannot leave the library. These books are best used for research when factual background information is needed (like a definition or a biography). There are a number of education encyclopedias and dictionaries, such as the examples below.
Visit the NCC Libraries or Learning Centers to pick up hard copies of our three citation handouts: MLA, APA, and Chicago. You may also view them at the links below:
The Periodicals Tower in the Bethlehem Library contains the magazines & journals that we carry in print. These can be checked out for one week or photocopies can be made. Below are all of the Education journals & magazines that we have in print:
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
American Journal of Play
Child Development Perspectives
Dimensions of Early Childhood
Early Childhood Education Journal
Early Childhood Research Quarterly
Exchange formerly Child Care Information Exchange
YC: Young Children
Zero to Three
American Journal of Distance Education
Chronicle of Higher Education
Community College Journal of Research and Practice
Community College Review
Equity and Excellence in Education
Harvard Educational Review
Journal of Basic Writing
Journal of College Reading & Learning
Journal of College Science Teaching
Journal of College Student Retention
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching
Journal of Nursing Education
Mathematics and Computer Education
National Teaching and Learning Forum
New Directions for Community Colleges (Check SpartaCat for locations)
New Directions for Higher Education (Check SpartaCat for locations)
New Directions for Institutional Research (Check SpartaCat for locations)
New Directions for Student Services (Check SpartaCat for locations)
Nurse Education in Practice
Recruitment and Retention in Higher Education
Teaching of Psychology
Topics in Early Childhood Special Education
There are many resources that list the best picture books for children, based on subject. Below are just a few available through the NCC Libraries.
Book review journals are also a great resource. These will give summaries of the newest books, often with age recommendations. The Bethlehem Library has the following book review journals in print, in the Periodicals Room: