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
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:
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 and young children
Curriculum and art
Curriculum and time
ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Educationhttp://ericps.ed.uiuc.edug/index.html
AskERIC Lesson Planshttp://ericir.syr.edu/Virtual/Lessons/
SC ETV's National Teacher Training Institute
South Carolina Department of Educationhttp://www.state.sc.us
South Carolina Department of Education K-12 Curriculum Standards
National Association for the Education of Young Childrenhttp://www.naeyc.org/naeyc/
NPIN National Parent Information Networkhttp://npin.org/
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
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).