LIBRARY RESOURCES FOR SEDL 441

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CURRICULUM

Dr. Arlene Young, Instructor

Ms. Nancy M. Lambert, Librarian (USC Spartanburg)

Nancy Lambert: phone 864-503-5615

Email: Nlambert@gw.uscs.edu

Journal Articles

Use either Periodical Abstracts or ERIC to look up your topic and find the information about relevant articles. These are both OSCAR databases. The address for these databases is:

http://www.uscs.edu

click on Library Services, databases, OSCAR

Your i.d. number is 3 followed by social security number followed by either 00, 01, 02, 03 or 04

For example: 324897321400

ERIC has little fulltext—only ERIC digests (1 page reports) are fulltext

Periodical Abstracts has a good deal of fulltext and quite of few of journals in education are fulltext.

Journals you may use include:

Educational Leadership (fulltext on Periodical Abstracts)

Reading Teacher (fulltext on Periodical Abstracts)

Elementary School Journal (indexed on Periodical Abstracts but no fulltext. Paper issues are available at both USC Sumter and USC Spartanburg Libraries) It is fulltext on the DISCUS database Expanded Academic Index.

Reading Research Quarterly (indexed on ERIC only—no fulltext. Paper issues available at both USC Sumter and USC Spartanburg Libraries.

Young Children (indexed on ERIC only—no fulltext. Paper issues available at both USC Sumter and USC Spartanburg Libraries.

Use search phrases such as:

Curriculum

Curriculum and young children

Curriculum and art

Curriculum and time

WWW Sites

Government Sites

ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education

http://ericps.ed.uiuc.edug/index.html

AskERIC Lesson Plans

http://ericir.syr.edu/Virtual/Lessons/

SC ETV's National Teacher Training Institute

http://www.scetv.org/NTTI/

South Carolina Department of Education

http://www.state.sc.us

South Carolina Department of Education K-12 Curriculum Standards

http://www.state.sc.us/sde/test123/standard.htm

Associations/Organizations

National Association for the Education of Young Children

http://www.naeyc.org/naeyc/

NPIN National Parent Information Network

http://npin.org/

Search engines

Altavista

http://www.altavista.com

Hotbot

http://www.hotbot.com

Lycos (allows limit to pictures)

http://www.lycos.com/picturethis

Samples for citing www resources are available at the USC Library homepage:

http://www.uscs.edu

(click on Library Services, internet tools and click on "citing internet sources")

Samples for citing journal articles are available in, Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (4th edition)—available at both USC Spartanburg and USC Sumter Libraries

Call number is: REF BF 76.7 .P82 1994 See page 194.

Here is a sample for citing an article located and read in its normal format (not on the computer):

Dahl, K. (1998). Why cooking in the curriculum? Young

Children. 53(1), 81-83.

Here is a sample for citing an article located and read in fulltext format on an OSCAR database, such as Periodical Abstracts:

Wright, S. (1997). Learning how to learn: The arts as core in an

emergent curriculum. Childhood Education. 73(6),

361-365. Available: Ovid/Periodical Abstracts/03356414

(1999, June 1).

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