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Key: Misenheimer
                  Print = Misenheimer Print    Charlotte Print = Charlotte Print    Library-supplied online
              resource = Online (Library-Provided)*   WWW
                Resource = Online (Internet Resource)
* Library-provided resources require your password for off-campus access

Getting Started/Reference Sources

Charlotte print collection Education and Technology: An Encyclopedia, REF LB1028.3.E17 2004
Charlotte print collection Educator's Desk Reference, REF LB1028.27 U6 F74 2002
                  Print Encyclopedia of American Education, REF LB17.U54 1996
Misenheimer Print Encyclopedia of Education, REF LB17.E47 2003
Misenheimer Print Encyclopedia of Special Education, REF LC4007.E53 2007
Charlotte print collection International Encyclopedia of Teaching and Teaching Education, REF LB1025.3.I58 1995
WWW ResourceNational Center for Education Statistics, includes the Digest of Education Statistics and many other statistical publications
WWW ResourceNorth Carolina Standard Course of Study
Misenheimer Print Special Education Almanac, REF LC3981.S577 2005

More dictionaries and encyclopedias related to these subjects are available in the Misenheimer reference room and the Charlotte library.

Journal Articles

Library-supplied online resource Education Full Text: Indexes and abstracts articles from over 450 core education periodicals with full text of over 250 of them
Library-supplied online resource ERIC via EBSCO: Index to education journals and documents; full text of some journals. Much better search options than ERIC via the web
WWW Resource ERIC via the web: Index to education journals and documents; full text of some documents (but not journals)
Library-supplied online resource Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text: Index to journals, books, research reports and more in library science and related fields, with over 300 journals in full text.
                online resource Teacher Reference Center: Indexing and abstracts for more than 270 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators
Library-supplied online resource Academic Search Complete: Interdisciplinary index to journals, 8500 full text, majority are scholarly

You can find out if we have a particular journal, and if so where to find it, using Journal Finder. You can request articles in journals we don't own via interlibrary loan.


Library-supplied online resource Pfeiffer's Catalog (no password needed). Books and e-books in both libraries. Education books usually have call numbers beginning with L and are located on the main stack level in Misenheimer. Misenheimer books can be sent to Charlotte and vice-versa.

Children's Books: In the catalog, children’s books will have “Juvenile” or "Newbery/Caldecott" listed as the location. All are in Misenheimer. They are on the 4th stack level in a separate section. In spite of what the catalog might tell you, the books’ call numbers begin with ZZ! To find a children’s book, write down the call number from the catalog, go to the ZZ section on the 4th stack level, and look for your call number WITHIN the ZZ’s. Note: Newbery and Caldecott award-winners are in a separate section on the main floor. Honor books are shelved in the main juvenile collection, but are noted as honor books in the catalog.

Library-supplied online resource WorldCat: A database of books in libraries everywhere. You can request books we don't own via interlibrary loan.

Lesson Plans, Standards, etc.

WWW ResourceBlue Web'n: A collection of links to online lesson plans, activities, projects, and other teaching tools.
WWW ResourceColumbia Education Center: Contains many lesson plans, curriculum units, and more for K-12; especially useful for math and science.
WWW ResourceEducation World: Includes education articles, lesson plans, many links to education sites, and more.
WWW ResourceEducator's Reference Desk: Lesson plans, much more
WWW ResourceGateway to Educational Materials: Large collection of education resources
WWW ResourceLearnNC: North Carolina Teachers' Network, with standards and standards-based lesson plans.
WWW ResourceNational Education Association: A wealth of education information from the NEA.