Child Development/Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education and Child Development

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• Books: Use the Library Catalog to access books and more
• Periodicals: Direct links to specific periodical titles and information about periodicals in the library
• Articles: Use Databases to access articles from periodicals (journals, magazines and newspapers) and more
• Websites: Find out where to go to get reliable info online
• Citation Help: Access info on citing sources and using NoodleTools

Evaluating Sources

There's a lot of information out there, but not all of it is appropriate for your research. You'll need to evaluate what you find and an easy way to evaluate is with the TRAAP Test. TRAAP stands for Timeliness, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy and Purpose. Click on the PDF link below to learn more.

infoLAB Tutorial


The infoLAB tutorial shows you how to investigate a topic, search for information, locate what you found in the library, evaluate the information and utilize it for essays or projects. The complete tutorial takes about 45 minutes and is accessible via the link below. To access a specific section, click on another tab in this box.


To find out what you need, you'll have to investigate.


When you know what you want and need, you're ready to search for info.


After a successful search, it's time to locate what you need.


Once you have articles and books in hand, it's time to evaluate their quality.


After you identify, locate and evaluate it's time to utilize what you've found.

Occupation Practice Tests

With LearningExpress, you can access free preparation materials for certification and entrance exams, such as practice tests.  

Step 1: Click on this link and follow the steps to set up a free account – LearningExpress Account


Step 2: Once you are logged in to LearningExpress, go to the Center with the practice tests or tutorials you would like to access.

For Teaching Exam Preparation, go to the Career Center Plus and look under Prepare for an Occupation Exam


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Virtual Reference Desk:
A librarian is available to assist you online (via video, audio only, or chat) during library hours. Directions and details are on the Virtual Reference Desk Guide.