This guide focuses primarily on quickly finding scholarly articles in Education, and keeping your findings organized, using the powerful online tools available to you at Rohrbach Library's website.
A printable page summarizing much of the important content is available here.
Everything begins at Rohrbach Library's web portal:
A note on books and the other items in Rohrbach
Rohrbach Library is a rich source of teaching tools and information in an amazing variety of formats. Not just books: the library offers games, toys and other teaching aids, kits, videos, maps, and more.
The library's online catalog is a powerful tool for discovering our best resources--not only physical items such as books, but online collections as well.
Be aware that the many search options in the catalog can save you a lot of time.
The Curriculum Materials Center (CMC) here on the lower floor is where children's books and a lot of other items, such as those specifically for educators, reside. You can limit your catalog searches to CMC materials. Note the varied results of this limited search on the word success.
A click on any item's title reveals more details about it. The word [kit] in a catalog record is a good clue that the item is apt to be kept inside the CMC room itself, rather than the shelves outside.
When you have specific research interests, catalog searches on your topic can lead you toward sources that speak to them. These sources might include magazines & journals, e-journals, and videos as well as books; all these are listed in the online catalog.
Browsing the shelf area of a book that resonates with your aims is a potent discovery technique. The catalog necessarily holds finite information about each item, so a concept that is invisible to a catalog search may well be in a book on the shelves. Sometimes looking through the index of a likely book is the best path to the information you seek.
Another fantastic option is now available: When you find a possibly relevant book in the catalog, see if there's a link near the bottom of the page to "About This Book" information. That takes you to Google Books, where you may be able to see the pages and do word searches within the full text of the volume.