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ECE--Early Childhood Education: Books, DVDs & e-books

by Cindy L. Yonovich

Books, DVDs & e-books

Books, DVDs & e-books explore your topic in depth--
  • Begin with a keyword search—combine terms if desired; refine terms as needed
  • Topic VS Discipline—
    • A TOPIC is social problem, historical event, person, etc.
    • A DISCIPLINE is specific area of study with standards & methods such as math, psychology, medicine, etc.
    • Your TOPIC can span many DISCIPLINES--find all relevant materials by searching the library web site
  • Use portions or all of a book, DVD or e-book for information
    • Use the Table of Contents and Index to locate chapters and/or portions of a book, DVD or e-book
    • Realize that each book/e-book or DVD has a unique editorial point of view
    • You may need several books/e-books or DVDs for a research project

Ebook Central--ProQuest

  • Enter search terms in Search ebooks box
  • Use Boolean operators as needed
  • Click on Search
  • Browse search results
  • Refine search results using facets in left frame
  • Evaluate new search results & select a title


  • Click on ebook title to open
  • Click on Read Online link for chapters
  • Download Chapters as needed
  • Note restrictions indicated
  • Click on Cite Book icon for citation
    • Select desired citation style
    • Copy & print citation as needed


Enter your terms in Search Box, click on SEARCH
  • Enter author, title, keyword or subject terms
  • Use Boolean operators if needed
  • Add "and juvenile" to genre searches
    • e.g. "biography and juvenile"
    • e.g. "poetry and juvenile
    • e.g. "fairy tales and juvenile"
Click on a title in the results list--
  • Note availability and call number
  • Also note format of print or electronic
  • Limit results with facets in left frame if desired
    • Books or e-books
    • Years of publication
  • SIGN IN using the button, upper right
    • Login & Password are your college credentials
    • Note: use this same sign-on credentials for off campus access to the databases & LibGuides
  • SAVE individual items using the button above the title
    • Print the SAVED ITEMS as needed
    • Create a well named LIST if you wish to save items for future reference
  • Click on VIEW ITEMS link top left of the page to return to your search
  • See a librarian if you have any questions
Example of SAVED LIST for Fairy Tales
  • Note title link for bibliographic info
  • Note format--print, e-book, etc.
  • Note Call Number for location
  • Check record for availability


The Monroe County Library System has a wonderful collection of children's materials--
  • Search their catalog to find children's books not available @ the MCCC Library
  • All MCCC students are eligible to obtain a MCLS library card
  • MCLS books can be sent to any branch--allow time for delivery

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