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This webpage is designed to assist education majors by
describing the Teaching Materials Collection. This collection contains
materials to support students majoring in elementary and secondary education.
The emphasis is on materials that are used in the classroom or in preparing
lessons. Books on the theory and practice of education are located in the main
circulating collection. The circulating portion of this collection is located
in the North Wing of the Library (Room #123). Circulation of certain items is
restricted to students enrolled in education curriculum courses. A search for
materials in the Online Catalog can be limited to TMC only materials by using the quick limit menu.
Additonal Information is available in the subject guides Exploring
children's literature and Researching
topics in education.
Types of Items in the Teaching Materials
Easy Books / Big
Books / Children's Fiction / Children's Non-fiction / K-12 Textbooks / Teacher Profesional Materials / Kits and
Activity Boxes / State Competences (Standard Course of
books are picture books for the very young. The books are arranged by author,
emulating a school library. Easy books have the prefix E in the call
You can find easy books in the Online Catalog by searching for
E as the call number and using the Quick Limit to select the Teaching Materials
Collection. Easy books can be checked out by all students for a period of 7
days with 2 renewals. Overdue fines are $0.10 a day.
books are also picture books for the very young. They are designed for teacher
use in K-3 presentations (the teacher demonstrates with the big book, while the
students follow along in the regular sized book). A prefix above the call
number is BgBk. These books are also arranged by author
find big books in the Online
Catalog by searching for BgBk as the call number and using the Quick Limit
to select the Teaching Materials Collection. Big books can be checked out only
by education students for a period of 7 days with no renewals. Overdue fines
are $1.00 a day.
All other children's literature (non-fiction) is
included in this collection. These books cover a wide range of topics and
genres and includes Caldecott, Newberry, and Coretta Scott King award winners.
These items are arranged by author and have the prefix F before the call
You can find fiction books in the Online Catalog by searching for
F as the call number and using the Quick Limit to select the Teaching Materials
Collection. Fiction books can be checked out by all students for a period of 7
days with 2 renewals. Overdue fines are $0.10 a day.
Books on specific subjects for different age groups.
These books are arranged by Dewey Decimal number, as are the collections at
Davis Memorial Library, school libraries, and public libraries. This system
sorts the books according to their subject.
Non-fiction books can be
checked out by all students for a period of 7 days with 2 renewals. Overdue
fines are $0.10 a day.
collection consists of the officially adopted textbooks used in the local
school systems. The textbooks are marked with colored dots on the top left of
the spine to indicated which school system uses it. A yellow dot indicates
Cumberland County Public Schools, and a green dot indicates Fort Bragg Schools.
These items are marked with the prefix Text before the call
You can find textbooks in the Online Catalog by searching for
Text as the call number and using the Quick Limit to select the Teaching
Materials Collection. Textbooks can only be checked out by education students
for a period of 14 days with 1 seven-day renewal. Overdue fines are $0.10 a
This collection contains books on activities, lesson
planning, games, bulletin boards, discipline, etc. These are the hands-on
materials containing samples, reproducibles, etc. that will aid a student
learning to become a teaching professional. This is a practical collection.
Books on education theory are housed in the circulating collection. These items
are marked with the prefix Prof or with Reavis (for the Phi Delta
Kappa books) before the call number.
You can find professional items in
the Online Catalog by searching
for Prof or Reavis as the call number and using the Quick Limit to select the
Teaching Materials Collection. Professional materials can be checked out by all
students for a period of 14 days with 1 seven-day renewals. Overdue fines are
$0.10 a day.
|Kits and Activity
This collection contains manipulatives (e.g. for
science and math), kits, games, realia, globes, flash cards, and other hands-on
materials for use in the classroom. The activity boxes are part of this
collection, but as they contain so many small pieces, they are kept behind the
circulation desk. Just ask for them if you need to use them. The rest of the
collection is housed in the green cabinets in the Teaching Materials Collection
You can find kits in the Online Catalog by searching for
Kit as the call number and using the Quick Limit to select the Teaching
Materials Collection.Kits can be checked out only by education
students for a period of 7 days with no renewals. Overdue fines are $1.00 a
day. The activity boxes are available for use with a professor's permission.
Please inquire at the circulation desk.
You can access the "North Carolina Standard
Course of Study and Grade Level Competencies" by doing a title search in the
Online Catalog and then selecting the subject area need. You can also access the standards by
going to the North Carolina Department of Instruction website.
Additional Educational Resources
Reference and Circulating
Materials / Journals / Online
Databases / Audiovisual Materials
Reference and Circulating
These collections contain basic reference works and a wide variety of
circulating books on educational topics. These books are more theoretical, as
opposed to the practical nature of the Teaching Materials Collection. Please
contact a Reference Librarian at (910) 630-7123 or email@example.com to find
books on a particular topic you are researching. If you would like to browse
the shelves and see what you find, the following call number areas will prove
- 370 Education
- 371 School management, special education
- 372 Elementary education
- 373 Secondary education
- 374 Adult education
- 375 Curriculums
- 376 Education of women
- 377 Schools and religion
- 378 Higher education
- 379 Government regulation, control, and support
If you're not sure what topic to research, try the
- In the Online Catalog type education in the search box, and choose "subject" from the search menu.
This will provide a list of all of the Library of Congress Subject Headings
that you will find materials about in our collection. For example:
- Education, Ancient
- Education and feminism
- Education and state United States History 20th Century
- Education Curricula Techniques
- and many more
- Thesaurus of ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center)
This reference book, kept on the dictionary stand near the
reference desk, lists all of the subjects used in the ERIC database. Because it
is specific to education, it is much more specific and comprehensive than our
catalog's subject list. There is an electronic version available within the ERIC database, but
the print version is sometimes better for browsing when you are unsure of a
- A Reference Librarian - let us help you with your
research needs. Contact us at (910) 630-7123 or firstname.lastname@example.org
There are a large number of educational journals including: American
Biology Teacher, Childhood Education, Elementary School Journal, Education,
Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, The Mailbox, and many others. Use Journal Finder to identify titles available either in print or online from the library.
There is access to over 20,000 journals via the online databases, also
Resources. You will probably find the most useful databases to be Academic
Search Premier and ERIC (a databases of education-related documents and journal
articles). Click here for a list of other education related databases.
Davis Memorial library has a selection of videos, DVDs, and music CDs
relating to education. These items have a check-out period of three days.
Education related CD-ROM software may be borrowed for 7 days. Manipulatives -
specifically in math and science - are available for education majors to use in
developing teaching presentations and, for actual classroom experiences. Some
materials, such as overheads projectors and opaque projectors are available for
use within the building for preparation purposes.