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Curriculum Materials Center: Locating Materials

This guide describes the CMC and the Library Science (children's literature) collections of Rohrbach Library as resources for education majors.

Library of Congress Classfication

Like most of the other materials in Rohrbach Library, the CMC’s materials are classified in the Library of Congress Classification Scheme. All call numbers will start with one or two letters followed by number. Once you find the right call number for items that interest you, you can use that call number in the CMC’s areas (books, kits, & posters) as well as in other collections of the library – or in any library that also has Library of Congress Classification!

Searching for items in the Online Catalog

If you are ready to begin your search, go directly to the Online Catalog.

To Limit Your Search:
1. You can click on "Advanced Search" to the right of the search box and enter some of your desired search choices, such as searching by title or author or keyword.

2. You can enter your search terms in the search box and go to the results page. This is particularly helpful to education majors looking for materials in the Curriculum Materials and Library Science collections. Here you can limit your results by specifics such as:

  • Collections (under "library locations")
  • Publication date
  • Online vs print materials (under "availability")
  • Subjects
  • Language

Note: When you are selecting your limits along the left, you click on the name of the limit to only show that type of item in your results list. If you hover over it, you will also see a symbol appear to exclude these items from your list. Sometimes that can be helpful, too, whether it is to exclude a certain type of material, a certain collection, or even a particular author.

Interlibrary Loan:
If we do not have an item that you need, you can search other libraries to find it through Worldcat and/or request it through Interlibrary Loan.

Local Library:
When searching for children's literature or popular titles, you can also link to the Kutztown Community Library's online catalog to see if they have the item you need. You will need to limit your search to their location, since their search is through the Berks County Public Library System. The Kutztown Community Library is located on Bieber Alley behind CVS.